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LET’S DO THE TIME WARP AGAIN! THE HANGAR THEATRE PRESENTS RICHARD O’BRIEN’S THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW

August 5, 2011

Ithaca, NY (8/05/2011) – “Don't dream it, be it!”  The Hangar Theatre is proud to present the completely outrageous, always hilarious, classic rock-musical The Rocky Horror Show live on the Hangar stage.  Directed and choreographed by Devanand Janki (Who helmed the Hangar’s acclaimed production of Rent), this cult favorite is the final show of the Hangar’s highly acclaimed 2011 season.  With lots of audience extras, The Rocky Horror Show runs from August 18th through September 3rd.   

With book, music and lyrics by Richard O’Brien, The Rocky Horror Show is a deliberately kitschy, mind-bending mash-up of science fiction staples that explodes into a libidinous frenzy of aliens, small town innocents as well as “a sweet Transvestite from transsexual Transylvania”.   

The Hangar production is set in an old abandoned movie palace, permitting everyone’s favorite aliens to celebrate and revel in some iconic film imagery.   “The world of Hollywood B-movies of the 50’s portrayed a more innocent time” says Director Janki.  “Setting Rocky Horror in this time period allows the audience to be shocked and delighted by all the gender-bending  sexual escapades.”

What the audience will see onstage at the Hangar will be very different from the familiar images, so well known from countless midnight showings of the film.  Artistic Director Peter Flynn states, “This is not your mother’s Rocky Horror.  Long time fans of the show will experience the delicious craziness they’ve come to expect and love from The Rocky Horror Show but we are also introducing this sexy, hilarious musical to a whole new generation.  This will be a truly singular, not to be missed event.”

To extend the all decadent fun into the audience, the Hangar is offering several special events surrounding their production of The Rocky Horror Show:

  • An audience dance party on stage after every evening performance of Rocky Horror.  Meet the cast and dance the time warp again!
  • Audience talkbacks for cinema enthusiasts after every matinee performance (August 20, 21 and 27)
  • Rocky Horror’s closing performance (Saturday, September 3rd) will be an exclusive midnight show!  Tickets are already going fast for this amazing, late night, anything could happen performance.    

The cast features Ithaca College grad Kevin Greene as Brad (Also a top five finalist on the competition show “Grease: You’re the One That I Want”) and SNL’s Andrew Madsen as Rocky.  The rest of the cast - with such credits as Wicked, Mamma Mia!, Miss Saigon, and Pacific Overtures - features Zachary Clause (Riff Raff), Stephanie Koenig (Janet), Austin Ku (Frank), Orville Mendoza (Dr. Scott, Narrator, Eddie), Nandita Shenoy (Head Phantom, Assistant Choreographer), Grace Stockdale (Columbia) and Kellyn Uhl (Magenta).  Musical direction is by Mark Fifer.

Regular tickets range from $21 t0 $45.   Tickets can be purchased at: www.hangartheatre.org or by phone at (607) 273-4497.  The recently renovated theatre is located at 801 Taughanock Blvd.  Ithaca, NY 14850.  The Hangar business office is 171 East State Street, Suite 230 in Center Ithaca.  Ithaca, NY 14851

The Hangar Theatre is committed to providing exceptional theatre experiences of high professional quality to enrich, enlighten, educate, and entertain the diverse audience in the Finger Lakes region and beyond. Strong education and training programs are central parts of our commitment to the local and national artistic communities.  Visit our website at www.hangartheatre.org

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