The Rocky Horror Show - October 20 - October 28, 2017

1st Street Players

 End Notes 






Message from the Director:


                  As I write this message, I'm reflecting on the many years that Rocky Horror has been a part of my life. I was only 11 when the film version was released in 1975, so I didn't experience rocky until 6 years later. Wow, what an eye opener and what a dramatic experience it was to witness – people dressing up in costume, all the call outs, and the lighters and flashlights all around the movie theater. I believe I dove right into it head first.  Since then I've seen the movie more times than I can count, and many theater productions.

                  Rocky Horror is certainly a cult classic that is either enjoyed or possibly disliked by people. It's an outlandish show that's been produced and shown around the world in many different venues. As most of us know, this is a fun show because it's an interactive one. Audience participation is always welcomed. While most shows avoid breaking the fourth wall, this is a show where being involved and having fun is what it is all about. It hasn't been performed in Berks County for almost four years, and this show is long overdue.

                  Rocky Horror is an icon of its own. Since its release, it has been produced in many ways. The new release of the television movie last year brought a new twist to this cult classic. We saw a distinct production made and adapted to this era. As you witness our production, I hope you see both the old and the new being performed by this wonderful cast.  It's my vision to delight you with some extras through choreography, lighting, and stage setting. Our staff has worked hard to bring this production to a new level, we know you will enjoy.

                  This production has been a collaboration of two great theaters located in Berks County, and have been part of their communities for some time. Reading Community Players and 1st Street Players have been working on Rocky Horror for several months. With the vast experience provided by both theaters, we are excited to be the first two companies is this area to truly collaborate and produce a show together. With our two great companies working together with our combined resources, we feel we have been successful in our endeavors.     

                  I would like to thank everyone involved with this production. Both the cast and the staff have been a pleasure to work with during this process, and I've learned a lot along the way directing this show. It's been a bucket list of mine to someday direct this iconic cult classic, and I plan to watch how each of you become a phantom of your own while watching and participating in your seats.



Brian Miller

Director, Rocky Horror Show




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