DTC Welcomes Foe Destroyer as THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW Musicians; Show Runs 9/11-10/19
Dallas Theater Center announced today that Austin/Brooklyn band Foe Destroyer will return to the DTC stage in the upcoming production of The Rocky Horror Show. The self-described "nerd, grunge, trash, pop" group will take center stage at the Wyly Theatre from September 11 through October 19. Tickets to The Rocky Horror Show are available online at www.DallasTheaterCenter.org and by phone at (214) 880-0202.
"Foe Destroyer is a band of phenomenal musicians who will be the power and drive of The Rocky Horror Show," says Joel Ferrell, The Rocky Horror Show director and choreographer. "I can't think of a more perfect group to lead the cast and audience to Transylvanian ecstasy, climaxing in everyone's favorite dance -- 'The Time Warp.'"
The trio -- Daniel Garcia, Chris McQueen and Cade Sadler -- returns to the theatrical stage after a successful run in the rock-musical Fly By Night, both at DTC in 2013 and at Playwrights Horizons in New York earlier this year. McQueen previously appeared in DTC's production of The Who's Tommy in 2008, which was Artistic Director Kevin Moriarty's DTC debut. In The Rocky Horror Show, McQueen will be conductor and lead guitar; Garcia will play bass guitar; and Sadler will play drums.
"The Who's Tommy and Fly By Night were both amazing and vastly different, and The Rocky Horror Show represents for us yet another incredibly unique experience that most indie rock bands don't get to have," said McQueen. "Joel Ferrell has a fearless and fun vision for this show. I can't wait to run all over this stage and share the rock 'n' roll rhapsody with the cast and audience."
All performances of The Rocky Horror Show will take place at the Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre, located 2400 Flora Street where it runs Sept. 11 through Oct.19. The Rocky Horror Show opens with previews on Thursday, Sept. 11 at 7:30pm with a Pay-What-You-Can performance. Tickets to this performance will be available for purchase online at www.DallasTheaterCenter.org beginning Friday, Sept. 5. Press night will take place on Friday, Oct. 19 at 8:00pm.
DTC's Come Early sponsored by Wells Fargo will take place one hour before every performance. Patrons will have the opportunity to learn about the play prior to viewing the production. DTC's Dr. Pepper Snapple Stay Late will take place after each performance. Patrons will have the opportunity to engage with artists, learn about the production and share insights about the play in a lively discussion. Details for Come Early and Stay Late are available online.
Tickets for The Rocky Horror Show are on sale now. Ticket prices start at $18 and are available online at www.DallasTheaterCenter.org or by phone at (214) 880-0202.
ABOUT DALLAS THEATER CENTER:
One of the leading regional theaters in the country, Dallas Theater Center (DTC) performs to an audience of more than 120,000 North Texas residents annually. Founded in 1959, DTC is now a resident company of the AT&T Performing Arts Center and presents its Mainstage season at the Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre, designed by REX/OMA, Joshua Prince-Ramus and Rem Koolhaas and at its original home, the Kalita Humphreys Theater, the only freestanding theater designed and built by Frank Lloyd Wright. Under the leadership of Artistic Director Kevin Moriarty and Managing Director Heather M. Kitchen, DTC produces a seven-play subscription series of classics, musicals and new plays and an annual production of A Christmas Carol; extensive education programs, including the National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award-winning Project Discovery, SummerStage and partnerships with Southern Methodist University's Meadows School of the Arts and Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts; and community outreach efforts including leading the DFW Foote Festival and recent collaborations with the Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas Public Library, Dallas Holocaust Museum, North Texas Food Bank, Dallas Opera, and Dallas Black Dance Theater. Throughout its history, DTC has produced many new works, including The Texas Trilogy by Preston Jones in 1978, Robert Penn Warren's All the King's Men, adapted by Adrian Hall, in 1986, and recent premieres of FLY by Rajiv Joseph, Bill Sherman and Kirstin Childs; Fly by Night by Kim Rosenstock, Michael Mitnick and Will Connolly; Giant by Michael John LaChiusa and Sybille Pearson; The Trinity River Plays by Regina Taylor; the revised It's a Bird... It's a Plane... It's Superman by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, Charles Strouse and Lee Adams; Give It Up! (now titled Lysistrata Jones and recently on Broadway) by Douglas Carter Beane and Lewis Flinn; Sarah, Plain and Tall by Julia Jordan, Laurence O'Keefe and Nell Benjamin; and The Good Negro by Tracey Scott Wilson.