Saturday 23 November 2013
"The Rocky Horror Show", Lower Ossington Theatre, Toronto, ON
The Rocky Horror Show is one of my favourite musicals.
Celebrating 6 years on stage in Toronto! This comedy horror and cult classic tells the story of newly engaged couple Brad Majors and Janet Weiss, who meet a group of strange individuals!
I've seen the play a couple times plus I've watched the movie more times than I can count.
It has been playing at the Lower Ossington Theatre, a small theatre in our 'hood (Ossington/Queen W), and Gord and I saw it tonight ... it's the last night. Surprisingly it's the first time we've seen a play there.
There are two theatres and they are on the second floor.
There is a canteen where you can buy drinks and snacks.
I enjoyed this production. It was extremely raunchy and campy.
callouts to the lines and the actors seem to wait for them. In some cases, the actors responded back which was funny. The actors used the audience as their stage ... Gord and I and a girl sitting next to Gord had Frank-n-Furter laying on our laps for a while.
Adam Norrad and Bianca Heuvelmans stood out as Frank-n-Furter and Magenta ... they were awesome. I liked the actors playing the Narrator, Brad and Janet too. I found the weakest actors were the ones playing Riff Raff and Dr. Scott/Eddie.
It is not for children or the easily offended as the language was expressive and there was a lot of touching and grabbing of female and male parts.