|Volume IV, Issue 5||
May 27, 1995
Sad tidings on this fateful night. It
is always particularly unhappy when we lose
a cast member. Tonight marks the end of
another chapter of Midnight Insanity, as we
bade good-bye to our Frank-N-Furter, Pete.
Pete has been performing with Midnight
Insanity, off-and-on, for almost two years
now. He has been performing Frank on a
regular basis, however, since late last year.
Pete has come a long way in a short time,
his recent credits (this year alone!) include
Midnight Insanity's 7th Birthday show, the
February Beverly Hills Convention,
Valentine's Weekend numbers "Baby Love"
(by Tim Curry) and "Fever" (by Little Nell),
and most recently, the "Phantom of the
Paradise". We'd like to wish Pete lots of luck
in the future, and we hope to see him again
Last week our new Frank-N-Furter, "Chris" took the stage in his virgin performance as Dr. Frank-N-Furter. In addition, Mar-tay gave us his virgin performance as Brad Majors. Judging from the voluminous applause at the end of the show, both did an exceptional job at their first-time performances. We have also added more Transylvanians (these are
actually a continuation of last month's
list), Terry, Philip, Tracy and Laura.
Unfortunately, we are also losing Alethea
(Props), Brian (Scenic Tech) and Shawn
(Tech). On the brighter side of things, rising
from the dead is Daniel, a Frank-N-Furter
out of Midnight Insanity's past. Daniel
performed Frank for us for over a year and
is probably most famous for Midnight
Insanity's "Dueling Franks", as performed by
Daniel and Pete. Daniel once again be joining
on stage, for various weekends during the
next few months. It's gonna be an
Midnight Insanity lent it's voices in a joint-effort with the Nuart cast "Sins of the Flesh", and Sal Piro (fan club President); and recorded the "audience participation" lines for the 20th Anniversary Laser-Disc of the Rocky Horror Picture Show! Much like the "audience participation" album, this allows home viewers a minor glimpse of the atmosphere and energy that emanating from the crowd every Saturday night! Yes, it's a far cry from the Real Thing (TM), but unfortunately, the old "audience participation" album is about 10 years old and is just a tiny bit outdated. :-) Just another piece of history
coming from your
home cast, Midnight Insanity!
Yes kiddies, it's been 20 years since
the Rocky Horror Picture show began
playing at midnight around the country and
fans just like you got dressed up in
costumes, yelled lines, and did the Time
Warp. Our preliminary information tells us
that YES, 20th Century Fox *will* be
sponsoring a full-scale celebration of a likely
unfathomable size (unless, of course, you
went to the 15th Anniversary). Our sources
say that the 20th Anniversary is
tentatively scheduled for Saturday, October
21 and will be held in LOS ANGELES. The
agenda for the 20th Anniversary has not
been set, but we can tell you that guests at
the 15th Anniversary included Tim Curry
(Frank), Richard O'Brien (Riff Raff,
scriptwriter, songwriter, singer, God),
Patricia Quinn (Magenta), Little Nell
(Columbia), Barry Bostwick (Brad) and
Meatloaf (Eddie). Save your pennies, do
your chores, kiss your parent's butts, but
*DO NOT MISS* this event!!!
Writing up the Transylvanian Tymes is not as easy as it may look. With all that goes on inside our doors (and outside too) every month, it's easy to forget something. Risking the wrath of Sister Mary Gabrielle, last month I foolishly forgot to mention the absolutely fabulous "Tacky Horror" special performance, "Sister Act". This was a groundbreaking performance put on by
Gabriel, Alethea, Carolee, Mar-Tay, Keturah,
and Kelly and was the first such
performance to be entirely choreographed
and produced inside of the Transylvanian
Squad! We hope to see more coming from
that quadrant of Midnight Insanity in the
future. Stay tuned . . .
We kinda thought that would catch
your eye :-) . . . we told you about it almost
six months ago and now it's finally here! Tim
Curry's has a new movie, "Congo", based on
a Michael Crichton book, which just happens
to open on Friday, June 9th. That's right,
June 9th. 6/9? Hmmmm . . . coincidence?
Just by "chance"? One has to wonder!!!
Midnight Insanity extends Birthday wishes to Robin, Tracy and Toni (all Transylvanians) . . . Toni's Birthday is tonight, open spanking season!!! Midnight Insanity would also like to thank the Art Theatre management and staff for letting us perform here *every* week, and, for the new atmosphere . . . like the runway lights (masturbation guidance system). The folks down at Seal Beach Denny's, and Joe, our major-ultra-cool Denny's waiter who comes to our show; Pete, for all his efforts and the great performances, we will miss you; Vicki, for showing everybody her "composure" on stage last week; And, once again, all of you, our audience, who dance, scream, yell, flirt and, in general, make the world a messier place to live in.