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Rocky Horror Picture Show: Let’s Do The Time Warp Again

Dancing, glow sticks, toast throwing, and shouting are just a few things you can expect during a live Rocky Horror Picture Show viewing…lots of audience par-tic-ip-at….ion!

Halloween isn’t complete without visiting your local arthouse to see the iconic cult film classic. Richard O’Brien’s Rocky Horror Picture Show graced the nation’s screens in 1975. Two years earlier, It began as a stage show at The Royal Court Theatre Upstairs in London before being taken on by film director, Jim Sharman. The film flopped until gaining a passionate midnight audience who started the tradition of passionate viewing participation. The plot revolves around a newly engaged couple who become stranded during a road trip and are forced to take refuge in Dr. Frank N. Furter’s spooky mansion.

Ask anyone to name a song from Rocky Horror Picture Show (yes, even a blushing virgin) and “Time Warp” will be the answer 99% of the time. The musical number marks the beginning of the couple’s unforgettable night at Dr. Frank N. Furtner’s mansion by introducing us to his eccentric party guests. The film’s signature song hooks us with a catchy electric guitar and butler, Riff Raff’s singing and later evolves into catchy piano playing, tap dancing, and chants of “Let’s do the Time Warp again!” Everyone in the theatre will be dancing at this point and it is easy to catch on to “It’s just a jump to the left and then a step to the right with your hands on your hips you bring your knees in tight but it’s the pelvic thrust”

 

Cape thrown off, fishnets and lingerie exposed can only mean that Dr. Frank N. Furter has entered singing “Sweet Transvesitite”. The self-described “Sweet Transvestite. From Transsexual Transylvania” was brought to life by Tim Curry-known for his distinct singing voice brought to stages, film, and his own rock band.

 

So why don’t you stay for the night? Night!
Or maybe a bite? Bite!
I could show you my favourite, obsession.
I’ve been making a man with blonde hair and a tan
And he’s good for relieving my tension

I’m just a Sweet Transvestite,
from Transexual Transylvania.

I’m just a Sweet Transvestite,
from Transexual Transylvania.

So come up to the lab, And see what’s on the slab.
I see you shiver with antici-
Pation!

But maybe the rain isn’t really to blame
So I’ll remove the cause, but not the symptom.

 

Regardless of if you’ve seen Rocky Horror Show Picture or are a virgin, find a theatre near you with an interactive show! And before you do that, freshen up on the iconic 16-track soundtrack!

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