Entr'Acte Theatrix Presents THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW 10/16-11/01
Halloween is just around the corner, and who better to celebrate with than the denizens of Dr. Frank N. Furter's home-sweet-castle in Richard O'Brien's beloved cult classic, The Rocky Horror Show. And Entr'Acte Theatrix is inviting audiences to come do the Time Warp again... when they present 'Rocky' at the Crest Theatre at the Delray Beach Center for the Arts from October 16th through November 1st.
The Rocky Horror Show is an outrageous assemblage of - and humorous tribute to - the most stereotypical science fiction and horror movies, Marvel comics, Frankie Avalon/Annette Funicello outings and rock 'n' roll of every vintage. The play (upon which the classic film The Rocky Horror Picture Show is based) has grown from an experimental production originally produced in a small London theatre in June 1973, to a cult phenomenon with fans world-wide. The musical tells the story of a newly engaged couple who, when caught in a storm, find refuge in the home of a decidedly unusual scientist who is madly working towards unveiling his latest and greatest creation.
Rocky is also the quintessential audience participation show, and Entr'Acte will have what have come to be known as 'survival kits' available for purchase for those who want them.
This is the second time Entr'Acte Theatrix will present The Rocky Horror Show at the Delray Beach Center for the Arts' Crest Theatre. Their 2012 production was so successful that when an encore presentation was suggested, it was a 'no brainer'!
"When the discussion began to remount Rocky Horror with Entr'Acte Theatrix, I knew immediately I was onboard," says director Kevin Black. "And thankfully (producer) Vicki Halmos asked me if I was interested...of course! Rocky is a show within its own class - not many out there like it," he continues. "It's one of those shows that, as a director, you can put your personal creative stamp on. To me, that's the fun of it. So this time around we are producing Rocky Horror 2.0. Bigger. Bolder. Bawdier!"Entr'Acte has scored several casting coups with this production. Michaela Paige, who was a top 12 finalist on the 2012 edition of NBC's "The Voice" will play 'The Usherette'. Paige's bio is impressive. She has been performing since the age of 8, and since appearing on "The Voice" she has been featured in USA Today, Rolling Stone, Access Hollywood, and the iTunes Top 100 Chart. She is also the host of three radio shows on W4CY and W4WN Radio, currently ranked number one in South Florida and thirteenth in the world for internet radio.
Mike Westrich who played Sir Galahad in Entr'Acte's 2013 production of Spamalot, will play Dr. Frank N. Furter. The Silver Palm winner and two-time Carbonell Award nominee is currently garnering rave reviews and standing ovations for his performance in Broward Stage Door Theatre's What's New Pussycat? The Soundtrack of an Era. He is a graduate of The American Musical and Dramatic Academy in Manhattan and has worked in numerous venues such as The Broward Center for the Performing Arts, The Duplex in NYC, and The Two River Theatre in NJ.
Justin Schneyer (Brad) is a graduate of Florida Atlantic University with a Bachelor's of Fine Arts in Theatre Performance. He has worked with several theaters in South Florida, including Slowburn Theatre Company (Urinetown: The Musical, Into the Woods, Sideshow), Outre Theatre Company (Much Ado About Nothing), The Boca Raton Theatre Guild (Sweet Charity), and The Broward Center for the Performing Arts (Little House on the Ferry).
Gaby Tortoledo (Janet) will make her Entr'Acte Theatrix debut in The Rocky Horror Show. She received extensive training and background in classical ballet, street jazz, and Latin dance in her native Venezuela, and continued her studies at City Academy London in the UK. Among her past credits are Jo (Little Women), Sally (You're a Good Man Charlie Brown), and Fantine (Les Miserables).
Seth Trucks (Narrator) studied experimental theatre at NYU and classical theatre at The British American Drama Academy and The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. He performed with Fractured Atlas and Synaesthetic Theatre in New York, and spent five years as a writer/performer with the NY based physical comedy troupe, The Six Characters. In Florida, Seth has performed with the Palm Beach Shakespeare Festival and Eveningstar Productions. This is his third show with Entr'Acte Theatrix - he was Trekkie Monster in Avenue Q and improv/comedy coach for Spamalot.
Other cast members include Dan Thagard (Rocky), Jenna Paige Gagliardo (Magenta), Greg Halmos (Riff Raff), Brielle Lysaght (Columbia), and Carlo-Rufino Sabusap (Dr. Scott).
Entr'acte Theatrix, is a not-for-profit, semi-professional, showcase company for young actors, providing performance opportunities for emerging theatre artists. An off-shoot of the Palm Beach Principal Players, a twelve-year-old acting company for theater students of high school and college age, Entr'acte, as the name suggests, is the "next step," from classroom to career, and provides the young actor his or her first professional, all-important, resume-building credit.
The Rocky Horror Show will run for 15 performances only, from October 16 - November 1, at the Crest Theatre at the Delray Beach Center for the Arts. The theatre is located at 51 North Swinton Avenue, Delray Beach, 33444. Tickets are on sale now, and are available by calling 561-243-7922.Tickets are $25; $20 for groups of 15 or more; or $10 Student Rush - with I.D.
For more information about Entr'Acte Theatrix or The Rocky Horror Show visit www.entractetheatrix.org.