Skylight Music Theater to Present THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW Halloween Film Screening with Live Shadow Cast
The Rocky Horror Picture Show will screen at the Skylight Music Theater with performances from a live cast of shadows on Halloween, Monday, October 31 at 7:30 p.m. The event is a fundraiser for Skylight Music Theatre, Equity’s professional musical theater company in Milwaukee. The Rocky Horror Picture Show will take place at the Cabot Theater at the Broadway Theater Center, 158 N. Broadway, in Milwaukee’s Historic Third Ward.
Tickets are $25 for general admission seats. Audience participation kits will be available for purchase at the event, and a costume contest will be held for those who wish to participate. All proceeds from this event will go to the Skylight Music Theatre.
About the Classic Movie: The Rocky Horror Picture Show
The Rocky Horror Picture Show was released in 1975 by 20th Century Fox and directed by Jim Sharman. The classic film is based on the 1973 musical production The Rocky Horror Show, with music, book and lyrics by Richard O’Brien. The film stars O’Brien with Tim Curry, Susan Sarandon and Barry Bostwick. The narration is by Charles Gray.
Skylight’s Live Shadow Cast
The Skylight Music Theater screening will include a shadow performance with live actors miming the film in exaggerated fashion as it plays, and dancing and singing along with the action.
Skylight Director of Development Kelly Gerlach takes on the role of Magenta, alongside Bombshell Theater Co. founders Eric Welch as Frank-n-Furter and Tim Albrechtson as Eddie.
Skylight performers who have often been seen on the Skylight stage appearing in the shadow cast include Becky Cofta (Pippin) as Janet, David Flores (Little Shop of Horrors, Hairspray) as the Dr. Scott/Criminologist, Samantha Sostarich (The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Violet, Hairspray) as Columbia, Ryan Stajmiger (Sweeney Todd, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee) as Riff Raff and Brett Sweeney ( La Cage Aux Folles, Carmina Burana) as Brad. Additional distribution to be announced.
October 31, 2022
The Rocky Horror Picture Show
Music and lyrics by Richard O’Brien
ROCKY HORROR SHADOW CAST
Frank-n-Furter – Eric Welch
Rocky – To be announced
Brad – Brett Sweeney
Janet – Becky Cofta
Magenta – Kelly Gerlach
Colombia – Samantha Sostarich
Riff Raff – Ryan Stajmiger
Eddie – Tim Albrechtson
Dr. Scott/Criminologist – David Flores
The Rocky Horror Picture Show performance with live cast shadow will take place Monday, October 31, 2022 at 7:30 p.m. at the beautiful Cabot Theater, Broadway Theater Center, 158 N. Broadway in Milwaukee’s Historic Third Ward.
Tickets are $25 for general admission seats. To buy, go to this link. For more information, contact Kathryn Hausman, Head of Donor Management, at (414) 299-4953 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Purchase $5 parking vouchers at the Broadway Theater Center box office to use in the historic Third Ward parking garage at 212 N. Milwaukee Street (one block east and one block north). Vouchers are valid between 5:00 p.m. and 11:59 p.m. for evening performances.
Metered parking is available on the street (free after 6pm and on Sundays).
Health and safety protocols
The Skylight Music Theater has joined other Milwaukee performing arts organizations in ending proof of vaccination or negative Covid testing requirements. Masks are optional, but recommended. Skylight’s health and safety protocols follow CDC and state and local government guidelines and are subject to change. For up-to-date information, please visit www.skylightmusictheatre.org/health.
About Skylight Musical Theater
Founded in 1959, Skylight is Milwaukee’s Equity professional musical theater company and Wisconsin’s largest employer of actors in the state. Skylight produces the full spectrum of musical theatre, from hit Broadway musicals to reimagined operas, and thrilling world premieres to contemporary off-Broadway hits. Skylight’s main home is the Cabot Theater in the Broadway Theater Center, which was built by Skylight in Milwaukee’s Historic Third Ward in 1992. Considered one of Milwaukee’s finest theaters, the Cabot Theater is based on the design for an 18th century French theatre. Opera. With only 350 seats, it offers the public great views of the action on stage. The Skylight Music Theater is celebrating its 63rd season in 2022-2023. Skylight Music Theater is a proud Cornerstone member of the United Performing Arts Fund.