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October 27, 2021

Almost Live: Rocky Horror Highlights

Hosted by VocalEye

The Rocky Horror Picture Show, that campy beacon of sexuality and self-acceptance, premiered in the U.S. on September 25, 1975, at the Westwood Theater in Los Angeles. Following its release, it was quickly shelved. But due to the marketing savvy of a young executive at 20th Century Fox, Rocky Horror was revitalized in the form of a midnight screening the next year at the Waverly Theater in Greenwich Village, New York. Over the next four decades, Rocky Horror would be transformed from failed movie-musical to underground phenomenon to rebellious coming-of-age ritual to mainstream icon, all thanks to the hardcore fans who flocked to its late-night showings.

The Rocky Horror Picture Show is a musical science fiction comedy horror film based on the original 1973 musical stage production, The Rocky Horror Show. A satirical tribute to the science fiction and horror B movies of the 1930s through early 1970s, the film tells the story of a random meeting between a straight-laced, repressed couple, Brad (Barry Bostwick) and Janet (Susan Sarandon), and a castle teeming with Transylvanian conventioneers who are visiting from planet Transsexual. Brad and Janet become mesmerized with the leading transvestite, Dr. Frank-N-Furter (Tim Curry), and fall prey to his charms.

Join Amy and special guest JJ Hunt as they take us through the film’s favourite songs, cult characters, midnight movie rituals and more! Get your fishnets on, plug in your toaster and let’s do the time warp again!!

The VocalEye virtual lobby opens at 6:30 pm Pacific Time for some socializing and community updates with host Amy Amantea. The pre-show introduction will begin at 6:45 pm with Amy and guests. The show begins at 7 pm with a running time of approximately 90 minutes, followed by conversation, Q and A and a prize draw. 

If you’ve never attended a VocalEye Almost Live Zoom event before, you can register for just one event or sign up for the full season. A Zoom link and reminder will be sent to you on the day of the event.

Accessibility

Almost Live events are designed for people with sight loss, but everyone is welcome. 

Organizations

VocalEye

355 East 15th Avenue, #303, Vancouver, BC, V5T 2R2, Canada

VocalEye is a non-profit society, registered charity and the first live descriptive arts service for the blind in Canada. Our mission is to provide greater access to theatre, arts and cultural events for people of all ages who are blind and partially sighted. We provide theatre companies and other arts organizations with the support necessary to make their productions and events more accessible to these audience members through live description, education, outreach and other services.