Saturday 28 September 2019

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

This evening I saw The Rocky Horror Show ... I've seen it a few times.

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 8 years, you can't miss this hilarious 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.

My seat was in the front row.  At one point, Frank-N-Furter sat across me on the stage and asked me if he should kill Eddie.  Alas, I had to say yes.

The actors were excellent!  It was interesting to see the liberties they took .... they embellished some of the lines, which worked out well.  I'm assuming there were plants in the audience as they were yelling out lines to which the cast responded.

Many of actors returned from the production last year.  David Light, the actor playing Frank N' Furter, was fabulous ... he was campy (but not too campy) and funny.  Patrick Avery-Kenny and Amanda Milligan were good as Brad and Janet (Amanda was Janet last year).  The part of the narrator was played again very well by Dani Zimmer ... she got drunker as it went on and was a hoot.   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 like to see it again!

1 comment:

Unknown said...

Hi Teena - my cousin and I went to see the Rocky Horror last night!! Love love loved it and I thought that David Light as Frank N' Furter was a show stealer. Not to mention the serious pipes that he has - always hard to follow in Tim Curry's footsteps vocally, but he nailed it. And the rest of the cast were amazing as well. I was mentioning to my cuz that they were throwing in different lines and they were adlibbing a bit - and I thought by doing so it totally added to the show. Can't wait to go again next year - when it will actually be on Hallowe'en night!!!