Saturday 22 September 2018

"The Rocky Horror Show", Lower Ossington Theatre, Toronto, ON

This evening Gord and I saw The Rocky Horror Show.

We know you shivered with antici ... pation, and the wait is over! Rocky Horror is back for Halloween!

This comedy horror and cult classic tells the story of newly engaged couple Brad Majors ("A-HOLE!") and Janet Weiss ("SLUT!"), who meet a group of strange individuals!

Sold-out for 7 years in a row, you can't miss this Halloween spectacle, live on stage!

It is playing until the the middle of November at the Lower Ossington Theatre, which is in our 'hood.  I've seen many plays there over the years and haven't seen a bad production there.  The Lower Ossington Theatre has a small intimate theatre (maybe 100 seats) and a great place to see a play or musical.

We've seen this musical a few times.  In fact, we just saw it at the end of July at the Stratford Festival.   We also saw and enjoyed the Lower Ossington Theatre production five years ago.

The actors tonight were entertaining in their roles.  It was interesting to see the liberties they took .... they embellished some of the lines, which worked out well.  I'm assuming there were some plants in the audience as they were yelling out lines to which the cast responded.  Nathaniel Bacon, the actor playing Frank N' Furter, exuded sexuality.  Callum Lurie and Amanda Milligan were good as Brad and Janet.  The part of the narrator was played by a female (very well by Dani Zimmer), which was different than other productions ... and she got drunker as it went on and was a hoot.   The part of Eddie/Dr. Scott was also played by a female, which was odd because it was a woman pretending to be men ... why not just have a man do these parts?   As a head's up there is swearing and sexuality (for example, Janet gets her boobs grabbed a lot).

This was a fun production and I'd suggest you check it out.

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