‘Rocky Horror’ brings late night double feature to Capitol

Stephanie Jessie

It’s time to do the time warp this Halloween at a double-feature showing of “The Rocky Horror Picture Show.”

The 1970s classic, starring Tim Curry and Susan Sarandon, follows Dr. Frank-N-Furter, a transvestite from Transsexual, Transylvania, as he celebrates his newest creation: Rocky, a tall blonde in tight gold shorts. 

Frank-N-Furter invites his eccentric group of friends to his castle to marvel at his handiwork. This party is what newly-engaged and seemingly normal Brad Majors and Janet Weiss find while searching for help after their car breaks down. The story follows Brad and Janet’s adventure in the castle with a group of Transylvania strangers they never intended to encounter. 

This Friday’s showing, presented by the Campus Activities Board, will play on the screen while the actors dance, lip-sync and act out the movie on stage.

Louisville student Amber Fowler, the late night and novelty committee chair for CAB, first saw the show in seventh grade. 

“It’s very interactive,” Fowler said. “We have prop bags.”

Throughout the showing, the Master of Ceremonies prompts audience members to yell and throw props on stage during certain parts.

Bowling Green freshman Rachel McClain, Fowler’s assistant, said she thinks the show will turn out really well. 

“The rehearsals have been going great and there’s a lot of dedication,” McClain said. 

For those that have never attended “Rocky Horror” before, CAB warns of the provocative nature of the show and the outlandish outfits worn by everyone involved.

“We’ve gone over and above on costumes,” McClain said.

Traditional audience dress code includes lots of makeup, lots of fishnets and lots of corsets on both men and women in the audience.

“What’s funny about it is, if you dress normally, you will stick out like a sore thumb,” Fowler said. 

New attendees will also be introduced to the crowd by the Master of Ceremonies, who initiates the “Rocky Horror” virgins into the family on stage.

“You get to do something embarrassing in front of everyone,” Fowler said.

Doors at the Capitol Arts Center on Fountain Square in downtown Bowling Green open at 8 p.m. Friday night. The Master of Ceremonies will begin at 9:40 p.m. and the film will play from 10 p.m. to midnight.  

Tickets are available online at skypac.com for $10 until 6 p.m. Friday. At 8 p.m., tickets will be sold at the door.

“It’s a lot of song and dance, fun and lingerie,” Fowler said.