We are about to embark on a strange journey.
No Square Theatre will bring Richard O'Brien's long-running 1973 British musical, "The Rocky Horror Show," to a Laguna Beach audience for the first time at 7:30 tonight at Legion Hall.
Directed by Joe Lauderdale, the production will remain true to the original, and will feature classic hits including "The Time Warp," "Sweet Transvestite" and "Eddie's Teddy" with fresh choreography and cheesy costume-clad dancers in iconic fishnets, corsets and boas.
"I have seen productions that have tried to make the show into something gothic or punk or some other trend of the time, but it never really quite works," Lauderdale said. "For me, the show works best when you remain true to the 1950s sound with the '70s elements thrown in," Lauderdale said.
The story, a spoof on early sci-fi shows, acted out by a talented cast of 12, tells the misadventures of Brad Majors and Janet Wiess, a newly engaged couple who gets a flat tire on their hurried journey to share their professed love, and wind up as guests at the creepy castle of Frank N. Furter, the Transvestite from Transsexual Transylvania.