Corinth Theatre-Arts is again this year performing the Rocky Horror Show, the stage adaptation of the eponymous 1975 film which featured Tim Curry as the iconic Dr. Frankenfrurter.
Shows this week are 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights with an additional midnight performance on Friday night, all in the Crossroads Playhouse on Fulton Drive.
“I am delighted to have the opportunity to direct such an extraordinary cast of talented actors,” said Joshua Steen, the theatre’s resident artistic director as well as a performer in the show.
“This is the kind of show that sells itself, in a sense, because of the notoriety of the film. It has a cult following, and is playing somewhere in the virtually 365 days a year,” added Steen. “There are inevitably challenges to producing a stage version of a movie, but with the cast we have and the work they have done has made this production a delight for me personally as well as for the audiences.”
Though Covid-19 has required modifications to normal seating in the theatre, Steen added that “there is a seat for anyone who wishes to come and see the show, and there is not a bad seat in the house.”
This year’s production features many of the same performers from last year, with some filling different roles. James Strachan, Matthew Wood, Joshua Steen, Amber Childress and Clay S. Nails reprise their roles as Dr. Frankenfurter, Riff Raff, Brad Majors, Magenta, and The Criminologist respectively. Mauryn Arizona, who played Columbia in last year’s performance, is cast this year as Rocky Horror.
New additions to the cast this year are Kayla Frazier Myers as Janet Weiss, Pam Gladish as Columbia and Robyn Plunk as Eddie and Dr. Everett Scott.