RICHARD O'BRIEN'S THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW

Book, Music and Lyrics by Richard O'Brien

Directed by Sean Murray

Mar 10 - May 7, 2016

Low-priced Previews Mar 10 - 18, 2016

EXTENDED THRU MAY 7th

A satirical tribute to the science fiction and B-list horror movies of the 20th century, the show centers around two naïve lovers, Brad and Janet. Seeking shelter from a thunderstorm in an old castle, they find themselves thrust into the laboratory of the cross-dressing mad scientist Dr. Frank 'N' Furter and his motley crew. Stripped of inhibitions - and their clothes - Brad and Janet embark on a wild, unforgettable journey of pleasure and self-discovery. Reality, fiction, and camp collide in this mash-up of comics, rock and roll, and late-night horror flicks.

"A musical that deals with mutating identity and time warps becomes one of the most mutated, time warped phenomena in show business." - The New York Times

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Rated R for mature humor, strong language, sexual content and partial nudity

Cast

Jacob Caltrider (Brad Majors)
Jacob is thrilled to be back on the Cygnet stage with Rocky Horror! Previous credits include: Spring Awakening (Hanschen), Assassins (Oswald, Balladeer), Parade (Young Soldier, Frankie Epps), Little Shop of Horrors (Puppeteer), Cabaret (Bobby), Sweeney Todd (Anthony), A Christmas Carol (Young Scrooge) and The History Boys (Timms), Cygnet Theatre; Violet (Monty), San Diego Rep; West Side Story (Tony), San Diego Musical Theatre; Marry Me A Little (Man), Harmony, Kansas (Heath), Twist (Oliver Twist), Yank! (Speedy) and The Daddy Machine (Stonewall), Diversionary Theatre; The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Leaf Coneybear), and A Christmas Carol (Young Scrooge), North Coast Repertory Theatre; An American Christmas (Bert Bailey), Les Misérables (Feuilly, Bamatabois), Twelfth Night (Curio), and The Festival of Christmas (Frankie), Lamb’s Players; How The Grinch Stole Christmas! 2011-2013, 2015 (Who Ensemble, Young Max U/S), and The Rocky Horror Show (Riff Raff U/S, Rocky U/S), The Old Globe.
Jim Chovick (Criminologist)
Invention of Love, Copenhagen, Cabaret, Desire Under the Elms, Cat On A Hot Tin Roof, Arcadia, A Christmas Carol, Bug, Las Meninas, Our Town. Other San Diego Theaters: Lamb’s Players Theatre (Associate Artist), Intrepid Theatre Company (Resident Artist), North Coast Rep (Associate Artist), The Old Globe, La Jolla Playhouse, San Diego Rep, New Village Arts, Sledgehammer Theater, Eveoke Dance Theatre, Starlight Theater, Ion Theatre, Moxie Theatre, Playwrights Project, Moonlight Amphitheater, The Avo@Moonlight, Scripps Ranch Theater, 6th@Penn, Mystery Cafe, The Ark, Vantage Theater, and The Fritz. Awards: San Diego Critics Circle, Backstage West Dramalogue, KPBS Patte’, Billie and Robby. Member of SAG.
Michael Cusimano (Riff Raff)
Michael is proud to make his Cygnet debut and thrilled to return to Southern California. SoCal credits include Spamalot (Lancelot) at Moonlight Stage, Metamorphoses (Orpheus) at Santa Barbara Ensemble Theatre, The 39 Steps (clown) at Glendale Centre Theatre, and Grease (Zuko)at Cabrillo Music Theatre. New York credits include Titus Andronicus (Marcus), The Haunted Train (Dr. Barnes), Chinashop, Meet Bulls (Rabbit), and Chien de Moi at La MaMa ETC. Television: Devil in the Details on Investigation Discovery. Michael is a BFA graduate of Carnegie Mellon University.
Sarah Errington (Columbia)
Sarah is grateful to be back at Cygnet after appearing as Marcy/Peggy in Dogfight. San Diego credits include: Spelling Bee (Olive) at Intrepid Shakespeare, Dames at Sea (Ruby) and Spelling Bee (Logainne) at North Coast Rep, Nunsense (Amnesia) and Little Women (Beth) at Moonlight, SUDS (Cindy) and Into the Woods (Cinderella) at New Village Arts, Marry Me A Little at Diversionary Theatre, The Winter Wonderettes (Missy) and Chicago (Hunyak) and most recently Meet Me in St. Louis (Rose) at the Welk Resort. Sarah is resident choreographer at Legoland California Resort. And always, love to my Rae.
Steve Gouveia (Eddie/Dr. Scott)
Credits include: Jersey Boys (Original Broadway Cast-Tony Award Best Musical, First National Tour/La Jolla Playhouse), miXtape (Lamb’s Players Theatre), The Collected Works of Billy the Kid (La Jolla Playhouse), Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story (The Apollo Theatre-Chicago/Stage West-Calgary), It Ain’t Nothin’ But The Blues, Cabaret, A Christmas Carol (all at San Diego REP), Sweeney Todd (The Fritz Theatre), and HAIR (Starlight Theatre). Steve’s Cygnet Theatre credits include Little Shop of Horrors, Pageant, and Cygnet’s very first production, Hedwig And The Angry Inch. As a musician, Steve has played with members of The Doors, Icehouse, Pete Townshend, Alex Lifeson of Rush, John Wesley of Porcupine Tree, Jung-Ho Pak, The Verve Pipe, Micky Dolenz, and many others, and has performed at a number of Rockers On Broadway concerts. His solo album Shine is available online at iTunes and CDBaby.com. Thank you Sean and everyone at Cygnet! It's great to be back!
Danny Hansen (Rocky)
What a way to make a debut! Nearly naked, making music, and touching titties. Past credits: Big Fish, Shrek, Music Man, All Shook Up, Catch Me If You Can, Mary Poppins, Young Frankenstein, South Pacific (Moonlight); Mary Poppins (Cabrillo); West Side Story (Big Deal), Annie Get your Gun, Irving Berlin's White Christmas (SDMT); Hairspray (Brad), Chicago (Welk). Huge thank you to Cygnet and the amazing company it is, all the love to James, Candy, and Fonzie.
Bets Malone (Magenta/Usherette)
Bets just recently moved back to San Diego with her husband, Steve Glaudini, who is the new artistic director of Moonlight Stage Productions in Beautiful Vista. She originated the role of Suzy Simpson in The Marvelous Wonderettes Off Broadway and can be heard on all three Wonderette Cast recordings. Last Year, Bets received the Craig Noel award for best actress as Diana in Next To Normal (SDMT). Regional; Big Fish, Pride And Prejudice, Mary Poppins, How The Grinch Stole Christmas, Sweeney Todd, The Andrews Brothers, Ragtime, 1776, Into The Woods, Evita, Children Of Eden, All Shook Up, Fiddler On The Roof, Annie Get Your Gun, Once Upon A Mattress And Love, Loss And What I Wore. Bets can be heard as Talulah the Monkey in Barbie As The Island Princess and the singing voice of Velma in Scooby Doo And The Music Of The Vampire, both available on DVD.
Sean Murray (Frank 'N' Furter)
Mr. Murray co-founded Cygnet Theatre in 2002 along with partner Bill Schmidt. Cygnet Theatre: The Vortex, Dogfight, My Fair Lady, Fool for Love, True West, Spring Awakening, The Importance of Being Earnest, Travesties, Company, Assassins, WCYG presents A Christmas Carol, Man of La Mancha, Dirty Blonde, Parade, Little Shop of Horrors, Our Town, Cabaret, The Tragedy of the Commons, The Norman Conquests, Private Lives, Sweeney Todd, It’s a Wonderful Life, Noises Off, Bed and Sofa ‘09, The History Boys, A Christmas Carol, A Little Night Music (SD Critic’s Award, Best Director), The Receptionist, The Invention of Love, Bed and Sofa ‘04 (SD Critic’s Award, Best Director, Best Musical Revival), Las Meninas, Escanaba in da Moonlight (SD Critic’s Circle, Set Design), The Book of Liz, Pageant, Bug, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, St. Nicholas, The Matchmaker, Desire Under the Elms, Santaland Diaries, Firebugs, Fully Committed, Arcadia, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, The Little Foxes, My Fair Lady. Elsewhere: North Coast Rep: The Elephant Man (Patté Award, Direction), Man of La Mancha, The Importance of Being Earnest, Travesties; Diversionary: Never the Sinner, Love! Valour! Compassion!. Education: University of North Carolina School of the Arts (BFA). In 2000, Sean was named one of San Diego Magazine’s “50 People to Watch” and in 2005 he was named Producer of the Year by the San Diego Critic’s Circle.
Amy Perkins (Janet Weiss)
Amy has wanted to play the role of Janet ever since her sister introduced her to Rocky Horror Picture Show when she was in elementary school. Huge thanks to Sean and Jacob for this incredible opportunity. Amy was last seen on our stage in Spring Awakening (Martha) and Parade (Monteen). Other San Diego credits include: Spelling Bee at Intrepid Shakespeare (Logainne) and Annie at Moonlight Amphitheater (Boylan Sister). "So much love to my family and to my Jordan - 'Don't Dream it, Be it.'" www.amy-perkins.com.
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Designer Showcase - Mar 15th @ 6:30PM
Enjoy a cheese and no-host reception, then go behind-the-scenes with the artistic team, led by Director Sean Murray, as they talk about the creative process of producing the show, including set design, sound & lighting, and costume design. This is a FREE event. RSVP Required. Please contact the box office at 619-337-1525.
Social Media Night - Mar 18th @ 8:00PM
Enjoy a unique theatre experience during the performance. Share your thoughts on the show as you tweet from your seat. Follow @CygnetTheatre and use hashtag #CygnetRocky to get behind the scenes information, live as it's happening. Follow and interact on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram before the show and at intermission!
Out Night & Costume Contest - Mar 23rd @ 6:30PM
Cygnet is proud to present an evening for our theatre loving friends in the LGBT community. Join us for a pre-party before the show catered by Pardon My French Bar & Kitchen. Things are going to heat up before the show with a costume contest! Judging begins at 7:00PM and prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place. Everyone is welcome!
Blood Drive - Mar 24th @ 2:00PM
Cygnet Theatre is proud to host a blood drive supporting the San Diego Blood Bank. Help ensure that blood is available for patients whose lives depend on it. Come early, donate blood, and then grab dinner and drinks in Old Town! Schedule your appointment online: Visit www.sandiegobloodbank.org, click on "Donate Blood", select "Appointments" and use code CYGN. Donors will receive $10 off tickets for remaining shows in 2016 including The Rocky Horror Show. Eddie would approve. Event ends at 7pm.
Theatre on Tap - Mar 25th @ 7:00PM
Join Cygnet for Theatre on Tap! Enjoy a pre-show beer tasting with Monkey Paw Brewing Co., and mix and mingle with other craft beer lovers. The complimentary tasting begins at 7 pm, followed by an 8:00 pm performance. A theatre ticket for the evening's show is required to attend. Must be 21 to partake.
Friday Forum - Mar 25th @ 8:00PM
Friday Forum gives you an opportunity to chat with the cast and director following the performance on the first Friday after opening night.
Stage Chat with Rob Lutfy (Pre-Show)
Mar 30th & Apr 6th @ 7:00PM
Enhance your theatre experience! Join Associate Artistic Director Rob Lutfy on the patio before the show for a casual chat to learn more about this cult musical.
Wine Tasting Night - Mar 31st @ 6:30PM
Join Cygnet for a pre-show Wine Tasting. The complimentary wine tasting begins at 6:30pm followed by a 7:30pm performance. A theatre ticket for the evening's performance is required to attend. Must be 21 to partake.
Costume Contest - Apr 15th & Apr 29th @ 9:00PM
Great Scott, it's a costume contest! Get ready for a campy, crazy good time... dress up as your favorite Rocky character and join us before the late night 10:00PM performances. Judging begins at 9:30PM and prizes will be awarded to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place.
Stage Chat with Rob Lutfy (Post-Show)
Apr 16th & Apr 30th @ 8:00PM
Enhance your theatre experience! Join Associate Artistic Director Rob Lutfy in the theatre after the show for a casual chat to learn more about this cult musical.
Tequila Tasting Night
and Costume Contest
Apr 22nd @ 9:00PM
Join Cygnet Theatre for complimentary Tequila Tasting in partnership with Old Town Tequila Factory! The evening also includes a costume contest before the evening's late night 10:00PM performance. Judging begins at 9:30PM and prizes will be awarded to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place. Get ready for a campy, crazy good time!
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