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CCM stages cult classic musical 'The Rocky Horror Show'

CCM continues its CCMONSTAGE Musical Series with Richard O’Brien’s 'The Rocky Horror Show' on Oct. 31- Nov. 3 and Nov. 7-10, 2019 in Cohen Family Studio Theater

UC's College-Conservatory of Music continues its CCMONSTAGE Musical Series with Richard O’Brien’s The Rocky Horror Show on Oct. 31- Nov. 3 and Nov. 7-10, 2019 in Cohen Family Studio Theater. Tickets are going fast for this cult-favorite musical, so make sure to claim your seats while they are still available!

CCM’s production of The Rocky Horror Show brings the story closer to home by setting the action in an abandoned movie theater in Denton, Ohio on Halloween 2019. Directed by Vincent DeGeorge, this rock ‘n’ roll sci-fi gothic musical features popular hits such as “Science Fiction – Double Feature,” “Time Warp” and “Hot Patootie (Bless My Soul).”

In this cult classic, sweethearts Brad and Janet, stuck with a flat tire during a storm, discover the eerie mansion of Dr. Frank-N-Furter. 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. For mature audiences.

Nominated in the 2001 Tony Awards for Best Revival of a Musical, The Rocky Horror Show originally premiered in London in 1973. “To build this monster, its creator Richard O’Brien combined his love of science fiction and horror movies with his desire to be part of the glam rock counterculture of the day,” says DeGeorge. Now, nearly 50 years later, the musical has entertained and inspired generations. 

“The Rocky Horror Show was one of the first musicals to depict gender expression and sexual fluidity and openly celebrate the power of self-creation,” DeGeorge adds. “Today, it continues to challenge all of us to question who we are and how we choose to express ourselves.”

The 2019-20 CCMONSTAGE Musical Series presents The Rocky Horror Show on Oct. 31- Nov. 3 and Nov. 7-10, 2019, at Cohen Family Studio Theater. Tickets are on sale now through the CCM Box Office; student discounts are available. Tickets for The Rocky Horror Show are limited.

  • Vincent DeGeorge, director/choreographer
  • Stephen Goers, musical director
  • Joshua E. Gallagher*, scenic designer
  • Maddie Kevelson*, costume designer
  • Michael E. Nardella*, lighting designer
  • Hannah Werle*, sound designer
  • Kelly Yurko, wig & make-up designer
  • Abby Sauer*, production stage manager
  • Chris Jacobs*, associate sound designer
  • Payton Epperson*, prop master
  • K. Jenny Jones, fight/intimacy director
  • Sammi Grant*, dialect coach
  • Elle Zambarano*, assistant director
  • Em Joy, community educator

* CCM Student

  • Jake Waford as Brad
  • Mikayla Renfrow as Janet
  • John Harrison as Narrator
  • Erich Schleck as Riff-Raff
  • Sofie Flores as Magenta
  • Delaney Guyer as Columbia
  • Ethan Zeph as Frank ‘N’ Furter
  • Andrew Alstat as Rocky
  • Joseph (Hank) Von Kolnitz as Eddie/ Dr. Scott
  • Britta Cowan, Jack Johnson, Christian Kidd, Tyler Martin, Sasha Spitz, Brandon Schumacker, Veronica Stern, Jordyn Walker as Phantoms

Performance Times

  • 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31* 
  • 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1
  • 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2
  • 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 3
  • 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7
  • 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8*
  • 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9*
  • 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 10

*Please note that parking and traffic on and around campus will be heavier than normal due to a UC Basketball game on Thursday, Oct. 31 and due to UC Homecoming activities on Friday, Nov. 8 and Saturday, Nov. 9.

CCM strongly encourages patrons to purchase pre-paid parking passes to UC’s CCM Garage through the Box Office for just $8. UC Parking Services will be charging “Special Event” rates on Saturday, Nov. 9.

Location

Cohen Family Studio Theater, CCM Village
University of Cincinnati

Purchasing Tickets

Single tickets prices start at $29; student discounts and group rates are also available. Ticketing is limited.

Learn about additional ticket options for current CCM students.

Tickets can be purchased in person at the CCM Box Office, over the telephone at 513-556-4183 or online now through our e-box office.

Directions and Parking

CCM is located on the campus of the University of Cincinnati. Please visit ccm.uc.edu/about/directions for detailed driving directions to CCM Village.

Parking is available in UC’s CCM Garage (located at the base of Corry Boulevard off Jefferson Avenue) and additional garages throughout the UC campus. Patrons can purchase pre-paid parking for UC’s CCM Garage through the CCM Box Office. Please visit uc.edu/parking for more information on parking rates.

For detailed maps and directions, please visit uc.edu/visitors.

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Musical Theatre Production Sponsor: Mr. & Mrs. James L. Miller

The Rocky Horror Show is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.

Story by CCM Graduate Student Kelly Barefield