The Rocky Horror Show cult classic will be performed live in downtown Fayetteville right before Halloween.
A Yellow Beanie Project will perform the production. Their theater production is rooted in collaboration among regional artists. They want to provide a platform for emerging and established voices within the Cumberland County community.
The story of The Rocky Horror Show revolves around sweethearts Brad and Janet, who get stuck with a flat tire during a late summer storm and discover the eerie mansion of Dr. Frank-N-Furter. As their innocence is lost, Brad and Janet meet a houseful of wild characters, including a rocking biker and a creepy butler. Then, Frank-N-Furter unveils his latest creation through elaborate dances and rock songs: a muscular man named “Rocky.”
“Rocky, at its core, is about love, self-expression, and acceptance. But we all also know that it is a sexy, irreverent party for the cast and audience, and we all need some dumb fun in our lives every once and a while,” A Yellow Beanie Creative Director Michael Curtis Houck said.
The music will be directed by Cindy Jones and the choreography will be organized by Rhonda Brocki.
The show was initially scheduled for August, but was canceled after a COVID-19 outbreak among the cast and production members.
Performances will last just one week, beginning Oct. 20 at the Gilbert Theater. The performance will include a live cast of 12 regional performers and a four-piece band featuring members of the All-American Jazz Collective.
An official pre-party will take place each night at Gaston Brewing Company. These parties will have themed drinks and music.
As with any Rocky Horror production, audience participation is always antici...pated.
Rocky Horror marks A Yellow Beanie Project’s second theater project in Cumberland County. Their first was Party at Jay’s — a collaboration with Sweet Tea Shakespeare back in May.
This show is Rated R for strong sexual content and partial nudity. This show is restricted to 16 and up; however, anyone under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
There will be six performances from Oct. 20 through Oct. 23. Tickets are $28 and can be bought at https://bit.ly/3VstpUm.
And in case the performances leave you wanting more, more, more, A Yellow Beanie Project has you covered. A week after the performances, the cast of A Yellow Beanie Project can take you on a strange journey with the Rocky Horror Singalong Trolley. The Cool Spring Downtown trolley will be transformed to make sure you have a good time to the point where even smiling will make your face ache.
The trolley will have two sessions on Oct. 28. One tour will be at 7 p.m., and another will start at 8 p.m. The trolley will depart from the Gaston Brewery & Taproom at 421 Chicago Drive.
Tickets for the trolley singalong are $30 per person and can be bought at https://bit.ly/3ga198O.