Henry Strater Theatre at the Historic Strater Hotel
October 24, 25 & 26
Durango, Colorado: For the sixth year running, the Henry Strater Theatre presents Richard O’Brien’s Rocky Horror Show—Live On Stage,featuring an all-star local and out-of-town cast. Performances will be held Thursday, October 24 (8pm), Friday, October 25 (7pm & 10pm), and Saturday, October 26 (7pm & 10pm) at the Henry Strater Theatre next to the historic Strater Hotel in downtown Durango. The sixth anniversary production’s theme is a somewhat of a nod to the 1980’ throwback that continues to impact our pop culture said Emily Flood, Stage and Front of House Manager.
“We’re trying to contrast the sense of innocent fun of 80’s pop for Brad and Janet with the darker, spookier sexiness of the Goth and punk subcultures for all of the creepy people in Frank’s castle,” said Ms Flood. “So, everyone wears big hair, dark eye makeup, and fishnets. It’s absolutely fantastic!”
The Rocky Horror Picture Show premiered in 1975 at the Westwood Theatre in Los Angeles, California, and was considered to be a flop. Since its revival in 1976 at the Waverly Theatre when Louis Farese, a kindergarten teacher from Staten Island, yelled, “Buy an umbrella…!” the Rocky Horror Picture Show has become a cult classic of science fiction glam rock followed by millions of fans around the world. It has the longest running theatrical release in film history. 2013 is the 38th year of the Rocky Horror Picture Show.
Audience members are encouraged to dress as their favorite Rocky Horror character and to purchase tickets early, as shows usually sell out. The Thursday night show is all ages, and the Friday and Saturday shows are 21+. Tickets are $18 for students (must present a student ID), $20 for adults prior to the show, and $25 for adults at the door. Prop Throw bags will be available inside the theatre. Guests are asked to not throw anything at the stage for safety reasons, nor to bring their own Rocky Horror props to throw.
For additional information and interviews please contact Emily Flood, Stage and Front of House Manager at 970.375.7135 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The world-renowned Henry Strater Theatre, located in the historic Strater Hotel, is one of the oldest and most prestigious continually running theatres in Colorado, and is one of National Geographic’s Top Places to Experience in the USA.