The Rocky Horror Picture Show, the longest-running theatrical release in film history, celebrates its 48th Anniversary Tour at The Classic Center Theatre. The show will feature a costume contest, a performance by a local shadow cast, a memorabilia display with artifacts and costumes from the movie, audience interactions, and more.
Our host for the performance will be original cast member Patricia Quinn, the acclaimed star of this original cult classic. Her iconic portrayal of “Magenta” has thrilled generations of fans for nearly 50 years.
The Rocky Horror Picture Show is the iconic little movie that conquered Hollywood. The film stars Tim Curry as the devious and fabulous Frank-N-Furter, Meatloaf, Barry Bostwick, and Susan Sarandon as everybody's favorite nerdy couple –Brad and Janet – and the film's creator Richard O'Brien as Riff Raff. The film has become one of the longest weekly showing movies in the world. The 2023-2024 National Tour allows fans to experience this very special interactive sensation in person.
Nothing beats a Rocky Horror screening where you can jump up and dance to the time warp live! It's a one-of-a-kind "happening." Come up to the lab and see what's on the slab!
If you have never seen the phenomenon in person, read here for everything you need to know to make the most of your experience.
This show contains explicit language and adult themes.
Tickets for this performance range from $28.50 - $57.50, plus applicable fees.
Limited VIP Tickets will be available, which include a meet and greet with Patricia Quinn. VIP ticket holders also receive a special Rocky Horror VIP laminate and the exclusive opportunity to take a photo with Patricia Quinn. Fans are encouraged to bring their own camera for photos and memorabilia for signing. Buy VIP Meet and Greet Tickets.
Arrive early and showcase your most creative look at the costume contest before the show! Patricia Quinn, joined by the shadow cast, will host as the audience decides which costume deserves the top prize.
Here is your play-by-play of when to use your props and the things that are not allowed. This movie is about participation, but we must ensure everyone’s safety and that the theatre is not damaged. There will be a security screening and search upon entry to the theatre. Prohibited items will be thrown away.
Balloon Is it allowed? Yes
When to use: During the song “Science Fiction Double Feature,” pop at the “When worlds collide” lyric.
Rice Is it allowed? No
Not included in the kit and not allowed. Sorry rice can get slippery, it’s messy, and we don’t want rodents. There’s a reason people don’t throw rice at weddings anymore.
Large “J”-“A”-“N”-“E”-“T” cards Is it allowed? Yes Please no glitter
When to use: During the song “Dammit Janet,” when Brad says Janet’s name, and when he spells out Janet’s name, each card is held up as he spells it. Some people also write “Oh,” “B,”-“R,”-“A,”-“D” on the back of them and use them then.
Water Guns Is it allowed? No
Glow Stick/flashlight Is it allowed? Yes
(NO Lighters, matches, or flammables due to fire code restrictions). Get creative and download a concert lighter app on your phone. Those are much less flammable!
When to use: During the song There’s a Light (Over at the Frankenstein Place), while the “There’s a Light” chorus is playing. Do this during the chorus, and when they say “in the darkness,” lower it.
Rubber Glove Is it allowed? Yes
When to use: During Frank’s speech at the tank, when he puts on the gloves, he stretches and snaps them. He does this three times and try to snap them at the same time!
Noisemakers Is it allowed? Yes
When to use: During the “Lab” scene, when the Transylvanian Guests use their noisemakers at the end of the creation speech.
Confetti Is it allowed? No
Toilet Paper Is it allowed? Yes
When to use: When Dr. Scott makes his entrance, and Brad exclaims, “Great Scott!”. Get it? Like Scotts toilet paper? Yeah, that’s why people do it. Wait to toss it when Dr. Scott crashes through the wall. By the time Dr. Scott hits the Transducer wall and Frank has his leg on the chair, it’s time to stop tossing.
Party Hat Is it allowed? Yes
When to use: During dinner, Frank will put on his party hat, and you should too. It’s a party, after all, and you should be dressed appropriately????
Toast Is it allowed? No
Sorry, we cannot have food thrown about.
Newspaper Is it allowed? Yes
When to use: When Brad and Janet are caught in the storm, Janet covers her head with a newspaper, and you should do the same.
Bell Is it allowed? Yes, if you didn’t bring a bell, you can use your keys also. However, it doesn’t look as cool.
When to use: When Frank is chasing Janet after dinner and asks the musical question “Did you hear a bell ring?” during the song “Planet Schmanet.”
Sponge Is it allowed? Yes
When to use: When Columbia is doing her “bitch out” speech and says to Frank, “You’re like a sponge!”
Cards Is it allowed? Yes
When to use: After the floor show, when Frank is doing his solo number and sits down and sings the line “cards for sorrow, cards for pain.” Make it rain!
Rope Is it allowed? Yes
When to use: When the rope falls from the rigging after Riff finishes shooting.
Hot Dog and Prunes Is it allowed? Please, please, please, NO
You are welcome to bring stuffed/non-food versions, but food will not be allowed.
All guests are encouraged to dress up and have fun. Still, there are some guidelines –regardless of gender or gender identification, the minimum clothing requirement is flip flops, a tube top to cover the chest and shorts (you must wear more than underwear – there could be teenagers in attendance).
One tote bag no larger than 18” wide x 18” tall x 9” deep or one clear bag per person is permitted. No backpacks will be allowed. All bags will be searched on entry.