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The Rocky Horror Show sure did have quite the interesting casts.

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Sally Jessy Raphael, Luke Perry, Joan Jett, Robin Leach, Jerry Springer, Penn & Teller, Gilbert Gottfried, & Sebastian Bach?

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Jett opened the show as Magenta; Bach was a replacement Rocky; Perry was a replacement Brad.

The rest were 1-week stunt narrators after Dick Cavett left.
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I thought Daphne Rubin-Vega opened the show as Magenta?
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He meant Columbia.
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It's also a show that has a history of stunt casting, going back a pretty far ways.

Some of them were quite good re: The Rocky Horror Show sure did have quite the interesting casts.
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Bach was a replacement Riff-Raff, not Rocky. Unless he covered both roles. I saw him as Riff-Raff
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Joan Jett started off as Columbia. Ana Gasteyer had a stint as Columbia and was absolutely fantastic. Daphne Rubin-Vega opened the show as Magenta. Bach took over for Riff Raff during the ROCKY RETURNS portion of the show after it closed due to 9/11. Terrence Mann took over for Tom Hewitt opposite Bach's Riff Raff. Luke Perry was great as Brad, actually. Oh, and of course: Alice Ripley was Janet and was wonderful.
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Jett opened as Columbia
Bach was a replacement Riff Raff

If you want to talk about an insane amount of stunt casting lets take a look at just 2 roles in the 90's revival of Grease

Teen Angel:
Chubbie Checker
Charles Gray
Al Jarreau
Kevin Anthony
Darlene Love

Rizzo:
Rosie O'Donnell
Linda Blair
Debby Boone
Sheena Easton
Joely Fisher
Deborah Gibson
Jasmine Guy
Lucy Lawless
Maureen McCormick
Mackenzie Phillips
Brooke Shields
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I wish there were clips of Sally Jessy Raphael. That's the one I just can't picture. The others I can sort of see working, but Sally... I dunno.
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Which Charles Gray was that that played Teen Angel? Cuz there's no way it could be Charles Gray of Rocky Horror fame!
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I saw SJR. She was very dry and did little if any improv/audience interaction unlike many of the other narrators. Then again, each of them only had a week's run with what I imagine was limited rehearsal. They mostly just read from the script which they had right in front of them.
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