SF Theatre: San Jose Stage Company Announces The Cast And Creative Team For The 2019-2020 Season‘s Opening Production The Rocky Horror Show

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San Jose Stage Company (Randall King, Artistic Director and Cathleen King, Executive Director) is pleased to announce the cast and creative team for the first production of The Stage's 37th Season, the beloved cult musical THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW.

 

With book, music and lyrics by Richard O'Brien, THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW will run from October 2 – November 3, 2019 at San Jose Stage Company (490 South 1st Street, San Jose, CA, 95113). San Jose Stage Company's production of THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW will be directed by Allison F. Rich with choreography by Tracey Shaw.


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The press opening will take place on Saturday, October 5, 2019 at 8:00 p.m. Tickets range from $32 - $60 and can be purchased through the Box Office at (408) 283-7142 or online at www.thestage.org.

"I would like, if I may, to take you on a strange journey…" says Director Allison F. Rich. "…And I can assure it's going to be decadently strange!  THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW pays tribute to sci-fi horror B-movies with the perfect culmination of sex, drugs, and rock 'n' roll (and just a touch of camp!)  This cult icon will tantalize the senses and have you dancing the Time Warp in the aisles (in fact, it's just a jump to the left…) So come up to the lab and we'll give you a night out you're going to remember for a very – long – time."

The cast of THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW features Keith Pinto* as "Dr. Frank-N-Furter," Allison F. Rich* as "Usherette/Magenta," Parker Harris as "Brad," Ashley Garlick* as "Janet," Edward Hightower* as "Narrator," Sean Okuniewicz as "Riff Raff," Jill Miller as "Columbia," Matthew Kropschot as "Rocky," Will Springhorn, Jr.* as "Eddie / Dr. Scott," Tracey Shaw* as "Phantom," Monica Moe as "Phantom" and Brian Conway* as "Phantom."


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In addition to Ms. Rich and Ms. Shaw, the creative team includes Michael Cavanaugh (Production Stage Manager), Robert Pickering (Set Designer), Ashley Garlick* (Costume Designer), Michael Palumbo + (Lighting Designer), Steve Shoenbeck (Sound Designer), Caitlin Elizabeth (Props Coordinator) and Yvonne Vo (Props Coordinator).

The band includes Nick Perez (Keyboard/Conductor), Francisco Hernandez (Guitar), Jeremy Pollett (Bass), Lane Sanders (Drums) and Anthony Pickard (Saxophone).

*Member of Actors' Equity Association, the union of professional actors and stage managers. +Member of United Scenic Artists.

In THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW, sweethearts Brad and Janet, stuck with a flat tire during a storm, discover the eerie mansion of Dr. Frank-N-Furter, a transvestite scientist. As their innocence is lost, Brad and Janet meet a houseful of wild characters, including a rocking biker and a creepy butler. Through elaborate dances and rock songs, Frank-N-Furter unveils his latest creation: a muscular man named "Rocky." That sweet transvestite and his motley crew did the Time Warp on Broadway in a 25th anniversary revival. Complete with sass from the audience, cascading toilet paper, and an array of other audience participation props, this deliberately kitschy rock 'n' roll sci-fi gothic musical is more fun than ever.


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"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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THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW runs about two hours, including one intermission.

San Jose Stage Company's 2019-2020 season will continue with THE HUMANS (November 20 – December 15, 2019), CHICAGO (February 5 – March 15, 2020), AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY (April 8 – May 3, 2020) and VIETGONE (June 3 – 28, 2020). Tickets and subscriptions may be purchased through the Box Office at (408) 283-7142 or online at www.thestage.org.

About San Jose Stage Company

Now in its 37th season, San Jose Stage Company is recognized as the South Bay's leading professional theatre company, having earned a reputation for artistic excellence through imaginative and edgy theatrical experiences that spark ideas and dialogue with the audience. The Stage is devoted to new, cutting-edge work and re-envisioned American literature and world classics using innovative stagecraft, multi-media that propels the narrative, and accomplished, local actors in true repertory style. With the farthest seat in the house no more than 15 feet from the three-quarter thrust stage, the connection between actor and audience is profoundly visceral.


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Attracting more than 30,000 patrons to downtown and employing more than 150 local artists annually, San Jose Stage Company continues to be a vital force in the region's economic and creative landscape. As a strong community partner, The Stage has been the creative home for more than 500 performance groups including San Jose Jazz and Notre Dame High School - working together to engage, provoke, and inspire current and future theatre participants and arts advocates.

The Stage is a multi-award-winning theatre company having received numerous accolades including the 2018 Paine Knickerbocker Award for continued contributions to Bay Area theatre from the San Francisco Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle. The Stage has produced over 165 productions, including 16 world premieres and 47 new works and is ranked as the 2nd largest professional theatre and 8th largest performance arts organization in Silicon Valley (Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal).

Keith Pinto, who will be starring as "Dr. Frank-N-Furter" in The Rocky Horror Picture show, is not only one of the Bay Area's most prolific musical theatre performers but he's also a 17-year adjunct faculty member at San Jose State University in the dance department, where he teaches Hip Hop Dance!

FOR CALENDAR EDITORS:

WHAT:  San Jose Stage Company production of THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW.

WHEN: October 2 – November 3, 2019 (press opening on Saturday, October 5, 2019 at 8:00 p.m.).

WHERE: San Jose Stage Company, 490 South 1st Street, San Jose, CA, 95113.

RUNNING TIME: THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW runs about two hours, including one intermission.

TICKETS: $32 - $60 and can be purchased through the Box Office at (408) 283-7142 or online at www.thestage.org.

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