Experience a Cult Classic
Published: Thursday, October 18, 2012
Updated: Wednesday, October 17, 2012 22:10
A story of creation, love, hate, adventure, and, most of all, sex: Rocky Horror Picture Show is a rock and roll musical that is not to be missed. Comparing a normal musical and Rocky Horror is like comparing a green bell pepper to a jalapeno.
Most college students hear the word musical and they think of stuff like ‘The Lion King’ or any other Disney movie, but Rocky Horror is a horse of a different color and Oct. 18 marks the date of Garden City Recreation Commission’s showing of the cult classic.
Brian Seagraves, GC Rec Arts Director, has been coordinating the event for the past two months.
“I’ve had a lot on my plate to deal with, but the show is coming along nicely,” he said.
The GC Rec is also running a special on opening night to help the audience get into the mood.
“If a member of the audience comes dressed as a cast member, they win a free prize,” Seagraves said.
Beyond dressing up, the event is a true experience.
“Members of the audience are given these goodie bags,” says Seagraves. “In this bag is all the stuff that helps you interact with the movie as it is playing.”
The night promises to be one to remember for anyone attending. The event takes place at the State Theater on Main Street.
“In various spots of the movie, there will be moments where
you’re instructed to get an item from your bag,” says Seagraves. ”So if it is raining in the movie, there will be a water gun [in the bag] that the audience can squirt into the air and it simulates the rain.”
The Garden City Recreation Committee is hosting the event in hopes of capturing the teenage through young adult audience.
Tickets are available at the door for $10 and include the “props”.
Seagraves said ticket sales have been going well and the show and supplies are first come, first serve.
“After tonight, that’s it,” Seagraves comments. While anyone can simply rent the move, the experience of being there is what Seagraves hopes to attract the most attention. “Anyone can watch the movie, I want people to experience it like none other.” Seagraves says.