Hunter Foster to Direct THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW at Bucks County Playhouse, 10/23-11/2
Bucks County Playhouse (BCP) has announced Richard O'Brien's The Rocky Horror Show as The Playhouse's Fall production. Featuring direction by Tony Award nominee Hunter Foster and choreography by Lorin Latarro, The Rocky Horror Show will run from October 23rd through November 2nd. Special late night showings will take place on October 25, 26, 30, 31 and November 2, beginning at 11:30 p.m.
The Rocky Horror Show, with book, music, and lyrics by Richard O'Brien, is a musical that inspired the 1975 classic cult film, The Rocky Horror Picture Show. It follows innocent couple Brad and Janet as they seek shelter at a mysterious old castle on a dark and stormy night, where they encounter transvestite Dr. Frank N Furter, his "perfect" creation Rocky, and an assortment of other crazy creatures.
The Rocky Horror Show will play the following schedule: October 23rd at 7:30 p.m.; October 24th at 7:30 p.m.; October 25th at 7:30 and 11:30 p.m.; October 26that 7:30 and 11:30 p.m.; October 27th at 3:00 p.m.; October 29th at 7:30 p.m.; October 30th at 7:30 and 11:30 p.m.; October 31st at 7:30 and 11:30 p.m.; November 1stat 7:30 p.m.; and November 2nd at 7:30 and 11:30 p.m.
Additional information, including the complete cast and creative team, will be announced shortly.
The Rocky Horror Show is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.
Tickets are $35, with $25 student tickets (must show valid full-time Student ID) and $49 premium "Time Warp Seats". Time Warp seats give Rocky Horror Showfans the ultimate experience, including front orchestra seating, a BCP prop bag and an invitation to come up on stage and dance the Time Warp with the cast.
Halloween Premium Tickets (October 31st) are $45, with $25 student tickets and $59 Time Warp Seats.
Located 90 minutes from New York City, the Bucks County Playhouse opened in 1939 on the site of a grist mill dating from the late eighteenth century. Ironically, the structure was at that time in danger of demolition; however playwright Moss Hart and the local community rallied to save the building and re-opened it as a theatrical venue, which quickly became one of the country's most famous regional theaters, with a veritable who's who of American theatrical royalty including Kim Hunter, Helen Hayes, Kitty Carlisle, Colleen Dewhurst, Shirley Booth, Lillian Gish, June Lockhart, Grace Kelly, Robert Redford, Bert Lahr, Leslie Nielsen and Walter Matthau and remained in continuous operation until December 2010.
Thanks to the Bridge Street Foundation, the non-profit family foundation of Kevin and Sherri Daugherty, this beloved theatrical landmark was re-opened and celebrated on July 2, 2012, exactly 73 years and day from when it originally opened in 1939. The Bucks County Playhouse is located at 70 South Main Street in New Hope, PA.