Theatre Alliance to perform The Rocky Horror Show

PHYSICAL ADDRESS: Theatre Alliance, 1047 Northwest Blvd; Winston-Salem, NC

Book, Music and Lyrics by Richard O'Brien

That sweet transvestite and his motley crew did the time warp, and, just in time for Halloween, they’re back for a revival.  Complete with sass from the audience, cascading toilet paper and an array of other audience participation props, this deliberately kitschy rock ‘n’ roll sci fi gothic is more fun than ever.

This is Theatre Alliance’s third production of The Rocky Horror Show.  The musical that spawned the cult movie and its continual midnight showings, this stage show has all the familiar elements, from the “Science Fiction Double Feature” opening to dancing “The Time Warp” -- and a department store’s worth of fishnets. 

Just like at the movie version, callbacks are allowed and encouraged!  There will also be prop kits available for sale, and patrons are allowed to bring their own props, as long as there is nothing biological – no water guns, open flames, hot dogs/toast/rice throwing – for the safety of the rest of the audience and the performers.

There is a midnight matinee on Halloween night, and this will be the first production in Theatre Alliance’s newly renovated theater.  The Size Matters campaign increased the amount of seating in the intimate space, as well as making other improvements.  There will be a grand re-opening celebration before the opening night performance on Friday, October 23.  All ticket holders are encouraged to arrive as early as 7 p.m. for treats from Theatre Alliance’s new restaurant neighbor, Carmine’s. 

Cheri Van Loon serves as choreographer and also plays Columbia, Dr. Frank N. Furter’s tap dancing servant.  She says, “It’s astounding to be back at the Frankenstein Place for the third time.  I’m having a blast with friends old and new, and we are all ready to do the Time Warp in the renovated space!”

Says Artistic Director Jamie Lawson, “If the third time’s a charm, then this Rocky Horror is ready to mesmerize you with trashy nostalgia!  We can hardly stand the antici……pation ourselves!”

“A musical that deals with mutating identity and time warps becomes one of the most mutated, time warped phenomena in show business.”- The New York Times

“Campy trash.”- Time

The Theatre Alliance production is directed by Jamie Lawson and musically directed by Chris Kiser.  The cast features Gray Smith as Dr. Frank ‘N’ Furter, Seph Schonekas as Riff Raff, Suzanne Vaughan as Magenta, Cheri Van Loon as Columbia, Kaylee Gonzalez as Janet Weiss, and John C. Wilson as Brad Majors.


Friday, October 23, 2015 at 8 pm
Saturday, October 24, 2015 at 8 pm
Sunday, October 25, 2015 at 2 pm

Wednesday, October 28, 2015 at 8 pm
Thursday, October 29, 2015 at 8 pm
Friday, October 30, 2015 at 8 pm
Saturday, October 31, 2015 at 8 pm
Saturday, October 31, 2015 at 11:59 pm (midnight show)

Intense Adult Themes, Strong Language (R)

Tickets to The Rocky Horror Show are priced at $18 for Adults and $16 for students/seniors.  There is also a $2 per ticket discount available for groups of 10 or more.  Tickets to The Rocky Horror Show may be purchased in person at the Theatre Alliance Box Office (Fridays from 12:30-3:00 p.m.), online at or by calling Brown Paper Tickets at (800) 838-3006.  Please call Theatre Alliance at (336) 723-7777 with any questions about this or future shows.

Student Rush: $14 before any performance.  Tickets will go on sale five minutes before show time. MUST show current, valid student ID.  Attendees must wait in a standby line until 5 minutes to show time, at which point, available seating is released.  Tickets may not be reserved for Student Rush, under no circumstances; they must be purchased at the Box Office, 5 minutes prior to that day's performance. Limit one ticket per student.  All seats subject to availability."

- A Press Release

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