A big treat….
The Lake Geneva Theatre treated the Lake Geneva Community to a live performance of the cult classic The Rocky Horror Picture Show on Halloween night, and a fabulous time was had by all. Many arrived for this 1975 science-fiction, horror show musical ready to actively participate in traditional bizarre Rocky Horror regalia, or others with painted Halloween faces, while the rest of the audience was there dressed normally, as observers, or to see what the phenomena was all about. Dan Colwell of the Geneva Theatre had the idea, and dynamic Jody Randall, a great speaker from Lake Geneva, hosted and emceed the event.
For those not familiar with Rocky Horror, and why it has grown to be one of the most popular cult films of all time, should know that it started as an off-Broadway Play parodying almost all film genres of the time: science-fiction, horror, Gay, B-movies, comedy, black comedy, sexploitation films, etc. Poorly reviewed, the movie was a disaster at the box-office in 1975 but took on a life of its own when shown as a late-night weekend film. Audiences were given free rein to talk out loud and mimic the characters, dance in the isles, use squirt guns, throw toilet paper, rice, toast etc. at what they considered appropriate times during the film. The film starred Susan Sarandon, Barry Bostwick and Tim Curry all of whom went on to have great careers in Hollywood. A big thank you goes out to the Geneva Theatre and its manager for this special event and everyone who saw it hopes the theater management will encourage the performance to be repeated next Halloween, or even at other times during the year.
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