The Rocky Horror Show

The Rocky Horror Show

by  Richard O'Brien

Full Length Musical, Dark Comedy  /  7m, 3f

"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

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The Rocky Horror Show
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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    7m, 3f
  • Duration

    Duration

    90 minutes
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Science Fiction
  • Accolades

    Accolades

    From Broadway
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult

Additional Info

That sweet transvestite and his motley crew did the Time Warp on Broadway in a 25th anniversary 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 musical is more fun than ever.

Click here for The Guardian's 40th-anniversary slide show with original production photos!

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Reviews

"A socko wacko weirdo rock concert." - WNBC TV

"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

One of the "10 most influential postwar British plays" - Guardian UK

Videos

  • Time Warp - 2014 Australia
  • Sweet Transvestite - 2013 London Cast
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Keywords

Betrayal, Death, Love, Marriage

Considerations

Performing Groups

  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Dinner Theatre
  • Professional Theatre
  • Shoestring Budget
  • Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

Cautions

  • Caution Intense Adult Intense Adult Themes
  • Caution Strong Language Strong Language
  • Caution Nudity Nudity/Partial Nudity

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Production

Details

  • Time Period: The Future
  • Duration: 90 minutes
  • Additional Features: Audience Participation/Interactive, Special Effects
  • Features / Contains: Fantasy Costumes

Music

  • Musical Style: Pop/Rock
  • Vocal Demands: Moderate

Song Samples

Science Fiction Double Feature (Usherette)
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Damn it, Janet (Brad, Janet, Phantoms)
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Time Warp (Riff Raff, Ensemble)
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Hot Patootie (Eddie, Ensemble)
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Touch-A Touch Me (Janet, Phantoms)
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Super Heros (Janet, Brad)
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Casting

7m, 3f
USHERETTE/MAGENTA
BRAD
JANET
NARRATOR
RIFF RAFF
COLUMBIA
FRANK 'N' FURTER
ROCKY
EDDIE/DR. SCOTT
4 PHANTOMS - TRANSILVANIANS
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Cast Attributes

  • Ensemble cast
  • Non-Traditional casting
  • Cross gender casting
  • Drag performance
  • Local Celebrity Cameo

Casting Notes

Usherette can be doubled with Magenta. Dr. Scott and Eddie can be doubled. Phantoms can be increased to six. They are used onstage and off as back up singers as well as understudies.

Resources

Rehearsal Resources

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Full Package

Piano/Conductor’s Score
Synthesizer
Bb Tenor Saxophone
Guitar
Bass Guitar
Drums
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*Please note - there are NO chorus books for The Rocky Horror Show, only Piano and Conductor scores. 

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Authors

Richard O'Brien

Richard O'Brien

The Rocky Horrow Show was first presented on Broadway by Lou Adler at the Belasco Theatre in New York City in March 1975. It was directed by Jim Sharman.

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