BREVARD COUNTY — A pair of sweethearts, a transvestite scientist and a muscular man spend the night together in an eerie mansion... and what happens next makes for a cult classic that spans several generations.
For two weekends only, Titusville Playhouse will present an outdoor performance of “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” and tickets are selling fast.
The live show will premiere on Saturday, Oct. 24 at 8 p.m. and run through Saturday, Oct. 31 with two midnight showings Friday and Saturday, Halloween weekend.
The show will begin at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, with a special one-time 5 p.m. performance on Sunday, Oct. 25. Tickets are available for $34 or $31.
“The Rocky Horror Picture Show” is celebrating its 45th anniversary as a cult classic. When “Brad” and “Janet” get stuck on the road from a flat tire in the pouring rain, they encounter the home of “Dr. Frank ‘N’ Furter” when looking for a phone to call for help.
Instead, Brad and Janet find the home full of strangers dressed in elaborate costumes celebrating a convention. As the night goes in, the main characters get swept along in the madness.
“You can always tell when Titusville Playhouse is doing ‘Rocky Horror’ because downtown Titusville is littered with feather boas,” said Steven Heron, executive artistic director at Titusville Playhouse.
Patrons can purchase prop bags that include everything you need to interact with the show, from biodegradable confetti and newspaper to the signature red feather boa.
The evening’s program lists the appropriate moments when guests can use their props.
“It brings out everybody, it’s so much fun,” Mr. Heron said. “What I find amazing is that [...] the show attracts such a huge demographic. You’ve got high school kids who heard about it and the craziness of it and you’ve got people who lived it back in the 70s.”
Audiences are encouraged to attend in costume for a fun evening.
Now in its seventh year of performing “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” at the Titusville Playhouse, this year's cast will feature Alexander Nathan as “Frank ‘N’ Furter”; Kristen Sellers as “Janet”; Kyle McDonald as “Brad”; Marissa Volpe as “Magenta”; Ethan Lolley as “Rocky”; Jordyn Linkous as “Riff-Raff”; Kayla Elliott as “Columbia”; Will Merklinger as “Eddie” and “Dr. Scott” and Stewart Egebrecht as “Narrator”.
To ensure the safety of its guests, the Titusville Playhouse will be limiting seating at 50% capacity and will do temperature checks at the door.
Since re-opening its doors to the public in July, Mr. Heron said keeping up the safety of audiences have been a huge priority. Hand sanitizer stations have been set up throughout the playhouse and face coverings are required to enter the building and encouraged to keep on during a performance.
Titusville Playhouse is located at 301 Julia Street.
For more information, call (321) 268-1125 or visit www.titusvilleplayhouse.com.