Millennial Theatre Brings Back ‘Rocky Horror’
YOUNGSTOWN – The Millennial Theatre Company will present the revival of “The Rocky Horror Show” Nov. 3-5 (Thursday through Saturday) at the B&O Station Banquet Hall.
Show times are 7 p.m. each night, with additional midnight shows on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 4 and 5.
The campy and risqué cult classic, directed by Joe Asente, features elaborate and iconic rock songs and dance numbers.
The plot revolves around sweethearts Brad and Janet, who stumble upon the eerie mansion of Dr. Frank-n-Furter on a rainy night after getting a flat tire.
As their innocence is lost, Brad and Janet meet a houseful of wild characters, while Dr. Frank-n-Furter unveils his newest creation.
Millennial will transform the B&O Station, 530 Mahoning Ave., into Dr. Frank N Furter’s castle, and audiences become guests at one of his outlandish parties, until they are interrupted by Brad and Janet’s arrival.
Asente said Millennial’s production will be an immersive experience for the audience.
“’Rocky Horror’ is a show that has audience-interaction baked into its DNA,” he said. “Taking the next logical step, we have brought the audience fully into the world of the show, using the full environment around them to create the set. Actors will be behind you, in front of you, next to you, above you, and perhaps, even on top of you! This show brings the action directly to you like never before.”
Millennial originally planned to retire the show after last year’s production, but the audience reaction was so positive the troupe decided to bring it back.
“We only wanted to bring this back if we were able to reassemble our 2021 cast, which we were able to do, along with bringing in some talented new additions,” Assente said.
The cast includes Ty Hanes, Ben Doss, Lynn Ohle, Gabriel Miller, Daniel Gordiejew, Rebecca Williams, Sarahh Kinser, PK Lankford, Tyler Moliterno, Ryan Stewart, Mark Williams, Alana Carkido, Heleena Thomas, Lauren Engle, Cheyenne Wilkinson, Michelle Jalbert, Daniel Chiaberta, Natali Miler, and Briana Matijevic.
Tickets are $20. Prop bags for audience are an additional $10 at the door. No outside props will be permitted.
Costumes are encouraged and a costume contest with prizes will be held each night. Virgin Sacrifice games will begin before each performance. Tickets are on sale now at millennialtheatre.org.
Pictured at top: Daniel Gordejev plays Riff Raff in Millennial Theatre’s production of “The Rocky Horror Show.”
Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.