Washington Savoyards Names ‘Guest Narrators’ for ‘The Rocky Horror Show’ by Katy Beth Cassel

Guest Narrators Take Over Transylvania in
Washington Savoyard’s THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW
October 19 – November 4

Surprise “creatures of the night” emerge when Washington Savoyards 41st season opens with Richard O’Brien’s The Rocky Horror Show. VIPs from across DC lend their talents to the role of The Narrator during select performances throughout the run. 

The Rocky Horror Show runs at the Atlas Performing Arts Center October 19 – November 4. Best for mature audiences, tickets are $40 with a 10% discount for seniors and veterans, and may be purchased online at www.savoyards.org, or by phone at 202-399-7993.

Guest narrators include Fox 5’s Emmy Award-winning weather forecaster Sue Palka, TheatreWashington Chairman Victor Shargai, Signature Theatre Artistic Director Eric Schaeffer, Adventure Theatre MTC’s Producing Artistic Director Michael J. Bobbitt, TV and radio personality Robert Aubry Davis, Executive Artistic Director of the New Musical Foundation Charlie Fink, Signature Theatre Associate Artistic Director Matthew Gardiner, and various members from DC’s Rocky Horror group Sonic Transducers.

“When director Jay D. Brock suggested that we bring in rotating guest stars for the role of the narrator everyone in the room immediately knew we had an exciting opportunity,” said Associate Artistic Director Matthew Kacergis. “It’s an amazing chance to welcome our friends and colleagues into our artistic home for a fun evening, and it keeps each performance new and fresh for the actors. It is The Rocky Horror Show, and we want to keep everyone on their toes!”

In The Rocky Horror Show, two clean cut young people, Brad Majors and his fiancée Janet Weiss, run into trouble on their way to visit an old college professor. They seek help at the freaky Frankenstein mansion. However, little do they know that the mansion is inhabited by alien transsexuals from the planet Transylvania and Dr. Frank N Furter is in the midst of one of his maniacal experiments. Featuring the popular songs “Dammit Janet,” “Sweet Transvestite,” and “Time Warp,” this show, which inspired the popular film, has become a cult classic and is a step in a new direction for the Savoyards.

The cast of The Rocky Horror Show features Ryan Patrick Welsh (Dr. Frank ‘N Furter), Chad W. Fornwalt (Brad Majors), Ali Hoxie (Janet Weiss), John Loughney (Riff Raff), Autumn Seavey (Magenta), Tim Rogan (Rocky), Kelly Craige (Columbia), and Chip Hewitt (Eddie/Dr. Scott). The phantoms will be played by Kayleigh BrennanAaren KeithDanny Tippett, and Caroline Wolfson.

The Rocky Horror Show
Composed and written by Richard O’Brien; Directed by Jay D. Brock

October 19 – November 4, 2012
12 Show Schedule
Public performances are Thursday-Friday at 8:00 pm, Saturday at 7:00 pm and 10:00 pm, and Sunday at 5:00 pm.
Tickets: $40
Special Discounts:
10% discount for seniors and veterans
Wednesday performance on October 24 at 8 pm
Two performances on October 31 at 7 pm and 10 pm
Costume contest, judged by DC theatre favorite Chris Sizemore, following the 10 pm October 31 performance 

Performances are at the Atlas Performing Arts Center -1333 H St., NE, in Washington, DC.

The Atlas has secured limited parking at the United Church for All Peoples – which is located across H Street on the north side at 1314 H Street , NE.

Metro:
Red Line/Union Station, or Gallery Place and take the X2 bus to The Atlas.

For Information: 202-399-7993, or www.savoyards.org

Schedule of Guest Narrators

           PERFORMANCE                                        NARRATOR

Friday, October 19 at 8:00 pm                      Sonic Transducers     

Saturday, October 20 at 7:00 pm                  Michael J. Bobbitt     

Saturday, October 20 at 10:00 pm                Sonic Transducers     

Sunday, October 21 at 5:00 pm                     Victor Shargai           

Saturday, October 27 at 7:00 pm                   Charlie Fink

Saturday, October 27 at 10:00 pm                 Matthew Gardiner

Sunday, October 28 at 5:00 pm                      Sue Palka

Wednesday, October 31 at 7:00 pm               Robert Aubry Davis

Wednesday, October 31 at 10:00 pm             Eric Schaeffer

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