Time Warps and Transvestites: The Rocky Horror Show Haunts PACA through Oct.

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Wednesday, September 30th, 2015 at 2:45 PM

Friday, Oct. 9

Never been to a performance of The Rocky Horror Show? Dammit, Janet! This is the most interactive musical in theatrical history — the audience is half the fun. You can purchase props at the show that you can use to help out the cast. (Don’t worry, you’ll know what to do with them when the time comes.) Dress in character if it strikes your fancy. Practice your steps for “Time Warp.” Then get ready to be horrified by this extreme rock-and-roll send-up of fifties sci-fi movies. 

Yes, it’s Rocky Horror Time! PACA is reviving this classic with a new cast and performances that will run throughout this haunted month. You won’t have to go all the way to Transylvania to find a Sweet Transvestite though: Brit Soule, who has obsessed about all things Rocky Horror since childhood, will be playing Dr. Frank-N-Furter in a double-gender-bending and mind-bending performance. Sweet and sultry Camille Jones should be perfect as Janet. According to director and Roadhouse Theater Rocky Horror veteran, Jeff Rodland, everyone in the cast just slid right into the roles they seemed to be born for. When he called Matt Boland about stepping in for one song as Eddie, the rock-and-roll delivery boy, Boland jumped at the chance. He may even kick the part up a notch from Meatloaf’s performance in the movie.

So come down to PACA on October weekends. There’s a light on over at the Frankenstein Place. It’s close by: It’s just a jump to the left and then a step to the right … — Bryan Toy

7 p.m. doors, 8 p.m. show, Oct. 9-10, 16-17, 23 & 30; special midnight show Oct. 24 // 1505 State St. // 434.0687 // paca1505.com

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