The Rocky Horror Show
Music, lyrics, and book by Richard O’Brien
Directed by: Kara Ernst
Costume Designer: Uriel Gomez
Hair & Make up: Kellie Paccagnella Smetana
Set Designer: Steve Barnes
Light Designer: Brian Schalk
In this outrageous rock musical (which the cult classic movie was based on), a newly engaged, clean-cut couple is stranded and seeks refuge at the Frankenstein place. Too late they learn it’s inhabited by a mad transvestite scientist, his muscular creation Rocky, and a slew of weirdos.
Since this show is such a cult classic, the director wanted to stick close to the movie version of the musical so that people who grow up on the movie can come see a show that was familiar to them, but we also knew that in order to keep this show fresh we needed a twist on the classic. So my job was to find the nice balance between sticking to the movie costumes and branching out and bring my own flair into this cult classic.