The cast of the upcoming Alamogordo Music Theatre’s production of Richard Brien’s “Rocky Horror Show” has been busy over the last few weeks learning lines, dance moves and building sets in preparation for opening night of the cult classic. The show is set to open Nov. 8 at 7 p.m. at the Flinkinger Center for Performing Arts in Alamogordo with additional shows set for November 9, 15 and 16.
“For those who may not know, ‘Rocky Horror’ is the most famous audience participation show of all time,” said Pary Bennett, producer. “This musical has a tremendous history and following with people of all ages, and I believe this will be one to remember.”
The cast is led by Anthony Calderon as Dr. Frank N. Furter, Keith Dodson as Brad Majors, Heather Smith as Janet Weiss, Ryan Thorp as Riff Raff, Ronnie Brockett as Magenta, Samantha Krause as Columbia, James White as Dr. Everett V. Scott, Michael Monteagudo as Eddie, Loren Jackson as The Narrator and Matthew Frey as Rocky Horror. Lacey Bishop, Karla Davis, Kassie Hart, Jeremy Patton, Arlan Ponder, Jacob Powers and Amber Weight play the Phantoms. Daniel Humm is directing the show with musical direction by Jeremy Patton, choreography by Rachel Diehl and costumes by Cindy Holder.
All tickets are $10 and are available at the Flickinger Center, Alamo Optical, the Pizza Mill and Sub Factory, TLC Portraits in the White Sands Mall and cast members. For a small additional fee, tickets may be purchased online at the Flickinger website: flickingercenter.com.
The show is a humorous tribute to the science fiction and horror B movies of the late 1940s through early 1970s. The musical tells the story of a newly engaged couple getting caught in a storm and coming to the home of a mad scientist unveiling his new creation, a muscle man named Rocky Horror.
Bennett does offer a word of warning for those planning to attend, “’Rocky Horror’ is intended for mature audiences. It is not for children, the faint of heart or those who are easily offended.”
Alamogordo Music Theatre is a non-profit, all-volunteer corporation. All proceeds from the show are reinvested in the Alamogordo community through contributions to the Flickinger Center for the Performing Arts; sponsorship of the talent portion, and the accompanying scholarship award, of the annual Sertoma Miss Alamogordo/Miss Otero pageant; the Don Fox Memorial Scholarship awarded to graduating seniors from Alamogordo, Cloudcroft and Tularosa; and the Martha Julian Scholarship, a general scholarship open to any person who has been active in AMT.
For additional information on AMT, please visit their website at www.alamogordmusictheatre.org.