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Eccentrically dressed visitors expected at Rocky Horror Picture Show showing

BY EMMA MCCLATCHEY | OCTOBER 25, 2012 6:30 AM

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“A toast.” The Englert welcomes The Rocky Horror Picture Show once again.

Prop bags filled with confetti, playing cards, and pieces of toast — among other seemingly random items — will prep visitors of the Englert Theater on Saturday night to view The Rocky Horror Picture Show.

For its annual midnight screening of the famous musical, Englert Director Andre Perry said, the Englert folks expect a large showing of eccentrically dressed visitors.

“It gets a little bit bigger every year,” he said. “Hundreds of people come out and enjoy it. It’s definitely a fun, interactive event.”

Since its première in 1975, Rocky Horror has achieved wide cult status among its spirited fans.

“It’s a weird and campy film that people just love to celebrate,” Perry said. “It’s a really fun and funny movie, and it has turned into something more than that — it’s a really quirky event and a lot of fun.”

Although it is different from any other event held at the Englert, Perry said, he finds Rocky Horror to be the ideal Halloween show.

“I think it ties into the scary-movie sort of themes that pop up around Halloween, and since this is a spoof of sorts, it’s kind of a funny way to celebrate the holiday,” he said. “It’ll be a crazy time.”
Tickets cost $16. Doors will open at 11:30 p.m.


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