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The Rocky Horror Show

December 15, 2010

In its continued efforts to explore new avenues of audiences and income, Theatre Bristol will bring back the ever-popular Richard O’Brien’s The Rocky Horror Show as a special fund-raising event this Christmas holiday season. That sweet transvestite and his motley crew return to the Theatre Bristol stage to remind you “Don’t dream it, be it.” Complete with sass from the audience, avalanches of cards, confetti and an array of other audience participation props, this deliberately kitschy rock 'n' roll sci-fi gothic musical is more fun than ever. Don’t miss it! Audience members are encouraged to dress up! Goody bags will be for sale and specific lists of do’s and don’ts will be posted to the website.

Performances will be held December 3, 4, 10, 11, 17 & 18, at 8 p.m. with two special midnight performances on December 11 & 18, 2010. All performances will be held at Theatre Bristol’s ARTspace. All tickets $15, limited seating, reservations suggested. Tickets can be purchased by calling Theatre Bristol’s box office 423.968.4977 and leaving a message.

The cast is made up of veterans and newcomers alike with Theatre Bristol favorites, Randi Lynn Denton as Riff Raff, Keegan Byington as Columbia, Brandon Bentley as Eddie, Lauren Cole as Janet, Michael Waterfield as Brad and Ronnie Whittaker III as Rocky. Choreography is by Keegan Byington, Music Direction by Brian Hodge, Stage Managing by Taylor Sewell and reprising her role as director is Theatre Bristol’s Executive Director, Emily Anne Thompson. Additional performers include: LeShawn Bell, Heather Browning, Bo Bryson, Victoria Burnette, Crystal Coger, Asher Henson, Sarah McCall, Kim McCleod and Logan Thurman.

Theatre Bristol most recently had success with its “Terror on the Tracks” haunted basement at the Bristol Train Station. “We are open to new ideas for generating new audiences. We hope to introduce ourselves to a whole new group of people in our region. Despite the fact that we’ve been around for 45 years, we still find local people who don’t know who we are.” states Emily Anne Thompson, Theatre Bristol’s Executive Director. “Concerts, haunted basements, hooping classes, rummage sales – I don’t think there’s anything we’re not willing to try to do keep our doors open.”