|Volume III, Issue 8||
August 27, 1994
In the past month or so, Midnight Insanity took you back to the 70's for the Disco Inferno Show, gave you a touch of the 80's with the return of the old Balboa cast for Balboa Reunion Night, and tonight, we bring you back to the 90's for Midnight Insanity's hallowed tradition, Lingerie Night!!
The fourth incarnation of Disco
Night included scorching heat (a bad time
for polyester . . . but then again, when isn't
it?). We also had special performances from
Deigo as Chuck E. Cheese doing Disco
(really!) and an entirely female ensemble of
the Village People, featuring Leisa, Mandi,
Jen, Leda and Melissa. We'd like to tip our
hat to those of you who came in 70's attire
and reminded us of just how truly scary
the 70's were.
August is kind of a special month for Midnight Insanity. A flashback to a year ago brings us back to Midnight Insanity's tribute to The Rocky Horror Picture Show as we held the 18th Annual RHPS Convention, "Age of Consent". Casts flew in from around
the country and joined us as
we Time Warped the night away to Fan Club-
supplied Tim Curry/Mealoaf/Susan
Sarandon trailers to special performances
from our various guest casts. In addition
to the hordes of Rocky fans, the "Age of
Consent" celebration also generated a
$1000 donation to AIDS Project L.A. For
info on the 19th, read on . . .
To the best of our knowledge, there
are no local 19th Anniversary celebrations.
The big one is being held in London this year,
which is kind of a long drive by car. There
were rumors of another Las Vegas
convention, but plans appear to have fallen
through. The closest we have come thus far
was the Berkeley 19th Anniversary show
last weekend. As more details are available,
we'll be sure to let you know!
The month of August brings several birthdays (meaning of course that all their parents got real horny around the holidays near the end of the year). This month Midnight Insanity would like to wish a Happy Birthday to Mark T. (Criminologist), Toby (Eddie), Lance (Balboa Frank), Kimberly
(Balboa Trixie) and Jen (Balboa
Trannie/Magenta). In addition, we'd like to
warn you of the upcoming birthdays in
September (same set of horny people, just
about a month later). Upcoming birthdays
include Big John (Enforcer, 9/25), Bill (Brad,
9/30), and in particular, Leisa's (Columbia,
9/27) 21st birthday. We should also note
that Leisa shares her birthday with none-
other than her Eddie . . . the real one,
Meatloaf, who was also born on 9/27.
Midnight Insanity cast members do
have something closely approximating a life
outside of Rocky. Some such events include
the Berkeley trip last weekend, where myself
and ex-cast member Byron visited our long-
distance groupie, Lisa, and toured around
San Francisco. Other events include the
"Much Ado About Nothing" Shakespeare
play being put on by many cast members,
most living in the southern portion of
Orange County. Last, several cast members
have gone off to see Tori Amos perform in
Irvine this evening, bringing Shawna to our
stage as our Magenta.
So what have the stars been doing lately? Our network of spies have discovered that Anne Rice has a new book coming out called "Taltos: Lives of the Mayfair Witches". Now while Anne Rice is not a star of Rocky Horror, the person narrating the book-on-tape most certainly is, Mr. Tim Curry himself. Look for it! Susan Sarandon's
most recent movie is, of course,
the Client, which should still be in theatres.
Meatloaf has recently been putting on
performances in the southland. Reports
from fans at the show say his performance
was absolutely spectacular. Unfortunately
his concert did NOT get rave reviews from
the L.A. Times which basically said Meatloaf
seemed tired and trying on stage. In any
event, the fans had fun, and perhaps this
will give us a better chance at getting him in
the next Rocky Sequel.
As early as February 1990 (that I
know of), they've been chattering about
another sequel to Rocky (not Shock
Treatment). Recent news mentions that
the sequel may be back on, presently titled
"Time Warp II: Lost in the Time Warp". So far
that's really all the information we have,
except to say, "Don't hold your breath",
we've heard it all before.
Midnight Insanity especially thanks The Art Theatre management and crew, for putting up with us, letting us perform here EVERY FUCKING WEEK; AND, for bowling with us. Also (once again), for getting us these comfy new chairs (we mean it this time!) Moonbean, for their couches, their hospitality and for staying open late, just for all of us. And last, but certainly not least, you, our faithful, enduring audience, for braving the heat to "Be It", in the theatre.