Continuing a Halloween-season tradition, Bucks County Playhouse will revive its production of Richard O’Brien’s “The Rocky Horror Show,” live on stage beginning Friday, Oct. 11 through Sunday, Oct. 27.
The production features direction by Playhouse Artistic Associate Hunter Foster with choreography by Playhouse Artistic Associate Lorin Latarro. This is the last year the Playhouse will revive the current physical production of “The Rocky Horror Show,” which has been a remounted every year (except 2015) since the theater’s renovation and reopening in 2012.
Kevin Cahoon, the breakout star of season three of Netflix’s original series “Glow,” returns to the Playhouse to reprise his role of Dr. Frank N. Furter. Cahoon has gained national critical acclaim for his portrayal of a charismatic female impersonator named Bobby Barnes.
The production will also see the return of several performers to the Playhouse stage, including Daisy Wright (BCP’s “42nd Street” and “The Rocky Horror Show”) as Janet, Max Sangerman (BCP’s “Buddy” and “The Rocky Horror Show” and “Smokey Joe’s Café” Off Broadway) as Brad, Nevada Riley (BCP’s “42nd Street”) as Columbia, Michael Thomas Holmes (BCP’s “The Rocky Horror Show” and “Oklahoma!” on Broadway) as Narrator/Dr. Scott and Danielle Diniz (BCP’s “The Rocky Horror Show” and the National Tour of “Dirty Dancing”) as a Phantom.
They are joined by several actors making their Playhouse debuts, including Eric Schell (Theatre Aspen’s “Our Town”) as Rocky, Brian Flores (Broadway’s “Head Over Heels”) as Riff Raff, Brandon Espinoza (Broadway’s “SpongeBob SquarePants, The Broadway Musical”) as Eddie and Harper Miles (“Bat Out of Hell”) as Magenta.
With book, music, and lyrics by O’Brien, “The Rocky Horror Show” inspired the 1975 cult classic film. The musical follows innocent couple Brad and Janet on the adventure to beat all adventures. As they seek shelter at a mysterious old castle on a dark and stormy night, they encounter transvestite scientist, Dr. Frank N. Furter, who is in the midst of a maniacal experiment to create his “perfect” man Rocky. With an infectious rock ‘n’ roll score, “The Rocky Horror Show” is the most fun you can have in fishnets. Given the nature of the subject matter, parental discretion is advised.
Tickets start at $60. Discounts are available for groups of 10 or more. No outside prop bags will be permitted. All patrons will receive a complimentary bag of authorized props and will be invited to come up on stage and dance the Time Warp with the cast.
For details, and to purchase tickets, visit buckscountyplayhouse.org, call 215-862-2121, or visit the box office at 70 S. Main St., New Hope.