Photo Essay: The Rocky Horror Show at Mainline Theatre
Montrealers get an early taste of Halloween mayhem over at Mainline Theatre this week. Those of you familiar with the late night tradition of the Rocky Horror Picture Show (where you throw rice and toast at the movie screen and callback the lines) will be as excited for the stage production of Richard O'Brien's Rocky Horror show.
Directed by Philippe Gobeille, what makes this Rocky Horror experience different is that it has a futuristic dark backdrop featuring live music from a five piece band (lead by bandleader and co producer Shayne Gryn). As well, an elaborate floor show featuring a large cast and glam rock phantoms dancing in all parts of the stage (audience members will have one of them haunt you next to your seat). All dance numbers are choreographed by Geneviève Lauzon, Amy Blackmore and Patrick Lloyd Brennan. It's a mix of glam rock, sexual exploration and space travel all into one. Devoted Rocky fans can still callback lines during the show and costumes are encouraged (as there was a shout out to the girl in the "cookie monster" hat in the front row during the show.)
Here are highlights from Rocky Horror at Mainline:
The Rocky Horror Show at Mainline Theatre, 3997 St Laurent, October 17-20 at 8 pm nightly.
Late night additional show Saturday Oct 20 at 11 pm.
Tickets: $23, Students $18. For ages 18+ only.