Rocky Horror Show to Be Staged at Fairleigh Dickinson University’s College at Florham
Madison, NJ (March 4, 2008) - “The Rocky Horror Show”, the cult musical originally produced in 1973 in London, will be performed at Fairleigh Dickinson University’s College at Florham campus under the direction of professor Stephen Hollis. Known as an outrageous assemblage of the most stereotyped science- fiction movies and popular comic books, “The Rocky Horror Show” has a reputation for being a crowd-pleaser.
“After the many years of students begging me to put on this production, I have finally decided to do it,” expressed Director Stephen Hollis. “The play is notorious for its audience participation throughout and participation is both expected and encouraged.”
Written by Richard O’Brien, the play begins with innocent young lovers Brad and Janet who are stranded when their car breaks down. Forced to seek refuge in a castle inhabited by the bizarre Dr. Frank-N-Furter, the play takes many twists and turns that keep the audience on their toes.
“The Rocky Horror Show” had its first production in 1973 in a small theatre in London and then, after two previews, premiered in the U.S. at The Roxy Theatre in Los Angeles on March 21, 1974. From there it made its way to Broadway and finally was made into a smash hit movie, released in 1975. The movie starred such prominent cast members as Tim Curry as Dr. Frank-N-Furter, Susan Sarandon as Janet Weiss and Barry Bostwick as Brad Majors.
Show times are Wednesday April 2-Saturday, April 5 at 8 p.m., Friday April 11, 11 p.m. and Saturday April 12, 8 p.m. The play will be held in the Dreyfuss Theatre at Fairleigh Dickinson University’s College at Florham at 285 Madison Ave., Madison, NJ 07940. Ticket prices are $5 for students and the FDU community and $10 for all others. Tickets can be booked in advance by calling 973-443-8644 (ext. 4) or purchased at the door.
For further information contact Stephen Hollis at 973-443-8467 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.