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March 21, 2011 Comments Off on A New “Rocky Horror” terrorizes Belltown! Views: 1191 #Theater and Stage, Arts & Entertainment, Stage

A New “Rocky Horror” terrorizes Belltown!

Are you ready to do the time warp one more time, over and over again? If you’re not ready, then Open Circle Theater is ready and willing to lead you through it all over again. Just a jump to the left and a jump to the right, bend your knees in tight and do the pelvic thrust. Yes! We are about to be engaged with the characters of The Rocky Horror Show and I know that all you transvestites are jumping with delight as you rush to purchase your “Rocky” tickets. Growing up you may have been caught watching “Cagney and Lacey” or “I Love Lucy”. I grew up glued to the tube watching “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” with the misfits and freaks that I called friends back during those days.

Rocky Horror Show opens this Friday at Open Circle Theater

Belltown’s Open Circle Theater presents a darker tale of Richard O’Brien’s The Rocky Horror Show, directed by Gary Zinter. You all know the story of this classic cult movie, but the director wants you to forget everything about the movie and come prepared to be taken down a dark path of curiosity. Show runs March 25-27, and April 1-3, 8-10, closing out on the 15/16, (Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm and Sundays at 4pm). Tickets are $18 in advance, $20 at the door and $25 for VIP tickets. You can pre-order tickets at

In height of their slight financial struggle, this bohemian theater company in Belltown wants to send one message, “The Show Must Go On”. Plus, they have one stellar bar and you’ll get to enjoy your cocktail during the show! Time Warp – Let’s go and do the Time Warp, one more time! But why should YOU rush down and grab tickets for this “darker” production? I sat down with the director of this musical, Artistic Director Gary Zinter, and asked a couple of questions.

Gary, What brings you to produce The Rocky Horror Show in mid-season when its traditionally done in the fall months?

We have an annual Lovecraft production we’re done for years in the Halloween time frame.

Why should the abnormal Seattleite come to Rocky Horror Show at Open Circle Theater?

We’re bringing the damage with this thing. The original was underground and not socially acceptable.

Your telling people to forget everything they know about the movie and come as a virgin. It’s been stated that this production is a “darker” version of the musical. Does that mean you’re using metal music?

We are rocking it out, guitar noise and all!

Finally, do you have any spoiler about the show for our Seattle Gay Scene readers?

There are some surprising nudity moments that come out of nowhere: Dicks and boobs. [Laughs] We’ve also sexed up some of the numbers, including Time Warp. Wink, wink, nudge, nudge. 🙂 Well, now that I think hard about it, there is only one dick showing in the show. [Laughs]


Peter Benjamin Farrar as Rocky. Whose dick are we going to see? You can only find out by going to the show!

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