SSCC Theatre to present ‘The Rocky Horror Show’ July 21-23


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Southern State Communitiy College Theatre will present Richard O’Brien’s “The Rocky Horror Show” Friday, July 21, at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, July 22, at both 7:30 p.m. and 12 midnight; and Sunday, July 23, at 3:30 p.m. in the Edward K. Daniels Auditorium on Southern State Community College’s Central Campus, 100 Hobart Drive, Hillsboro.

Put the newspaper over your head, prepare to do the Time Warp, and get ready to call back lines at the actors in this production of “The Rocky Horror Show” like you’ve never seen before. Audience members are encouraged to dress in costume for all performances, but a costume contest, with prizes, will be conducted at the special midnight performance on Saturday, July 22.

One fateful night, Brad Majors (played by Shane Taylor) and his fiancée, Janet Weiss (Madison Hatfield) — a wholesome, well-behaved, utterly normal young couple in love — innocently set out to visit an old professor. Unfortunately for them, this night out is destined to be one they will never forget. A thunderstorm and a flat-tire force them to seek help at the castle of Dr. Frank ’N’ Furter (Benjamin Gullett), an alien, transvestite scientist with a manic genius and insatiable libido. Brad, Janet, and Frank’ N’ Furter’s cohorts are swept up into the scientist’s latest experiment. The night’s misadventures will cause Brad and Janet to question everything they’ve known about themselves, each other, love, and lust. A loving homage to the classic B sci-fi film and horror genres with an irresistible rock ‘n’ roll score, “The Rocky Horror Show” is a hilarious, wild ride that no audience will soon forget.

Other cast members include: Brandon Alcorn, Andy Amiott, Courtney Beekman, Katie Cavendish, Micaela Countryman, Celia Griffin, Paij Griffith, Nicole Hanks, Hannah Hengler, Jenna Lawson, Joshlin Lawson, Elijah Long, Gideon Pickering-Polstra, Quinn Pickering-Polstra, Kara Russell, Ethan Shoemaker, Owen Stanton, and Jonathon Stewart, Sr.

The production team includes: Rainee Angles and Benjamin Gullett (directors), David White (music director), Rainee Angles and Abraham Martin (production design), Laura Martin (costumes), Benjamin Gullett (public relations) and Micaela Countryman (choreographer). Paula Campagna is the stage manager, assisted by Annalise Fite. Fulfilling other crew positions are: Brent Angles, Abigail Van Brocklin, Charlotte Brown, Colten Countryman, D.J. Griffith, Melissa Griffith, Zanna Haines, Bronwyn Jones and William Stewart.

Tickets for “The Rocky Horror Show” are on sale now starting at $8 at www.sscctheatre.com. At the door, tickets start at $10. Credit cards are accepted for online purchases and at the door. Seats for this production will be reserved, so it’s recommended that tickets be purchased early. A discount of $2 per ticket is also available for groups of 10 or more. Due to content, children 12 and under will not be admitted.

For more information, please visit www.sscctheatre.com.

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