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Theatre & Dance to present ‘Rocky Horror Show’

Published October 10, 2013

The Department of Theatre & Dance will present “The Rocky Horror Show” Oct. 18-20 and Oct. 24-27 in the Drama Theatre in the Center for the Arts, North Campus. 

Shows are at 7 p.m., with additional performances at 11 p.m. on Oct. 19 and at 2 p.m. Oct. 26-27.

A humorous tribute to the science fiction and horror ‘B’ movies of the late 1940s through early 1970s, “The Rocky Horror Show” tells the story of a newly engaged couple who gets caught in a storm. The couple seeks shelter in the home of a mad scientist, who happens to be unveiling his new creation—a muscle man named Rocky Horror. 

The musical by Richard O’Brien has developed a cult following and was adapted into the 1975 film “The Rocky Horror Picture Show,” which today also has a worldwide cult following and is the longest-running release in film history.

The UB production of “The Rocky Horror Show” will feature a rock band live on stage and new sets, lights and costumes.

The production is directed and choreographed by New York-based director, writer and choreographer Josh Walden; Nathan R. Matthews, associate professor of music theatre and director of music theatre at UB, is music director. The cast is comprised of students from the UB Music Theatre and Theatre programs.

General admission tickets are $20; admission for students from any school is $10. Tickets can be obtained at the Center for the Arts box office and at tickets.com.