|Volume IV, Issue 10||
October 28, 1995
Amazing, isn't it? Twenty Years of Rocky
Horror! Twenty Years of ditching your
parents, dressing up in lingerie and
costumes, and Time Warping in the aisles!
Twenty Years of hanging out at Denny's till
all hours of the night (and rushing home
when the sun started to come up). Your
own cast, Midnight Insanity, comprises
almost HALF of that! Putting up with L.A.
has it's occasional perks, such as the 20th
Anniversary to Rocky Horror, which was held
in L.A. this past weekend. Let me tell you, it
was nothing short of stunning. A
celebration to be remembered . . . at least,
for the next five years until the 25th. :-)
Midnight Insanity participated in every
possible way, from planning to production
to partying (of course) . . . and we'll give you
the full lowdown in just a moment (or, at
least as much of it as we can remember).
For now, onto tonight's show.
Halloween, our biggest show of the year! An entire night set aside to dress up in strange costumes and become little candy bandits . . . and for some strange and totally unknown reason, they all come down here! Well, tonight's THE night to be here and we have all sorts of goodies planned for you. Costume contests (with the usual nifty prizes!), an exclusive special
performance (straight from the 20th
Anniversary, mind you), and, of course, lots
and lots of candy. Not enough? Well, on
top of all that it's also . . .
Yes folks, it's that time again.
Daylight Savings Time returns and this
time, it pays us back that hour it owes us
(it's about time!) So, on top of being
Halloween, on the year of the 20th
Anniversary, no less, it's also Time Warp
Weekend. You therefore have NO excuse for
not Time Warping. Also, with the extra hour
you'll get tonight, what better use for it
than to go to Denny's after the show? We
expect to see you there (on good behavior)!
The 20th Anniversary was truly a weekend to remember. Friday night took us to the Roxy Theatre, the same theatre where "The Rocky Horror Show" once played. The same place where Tim Curry himself strutted in heels upon that stage. This was the Friday-Night party held by the Rocky Horror Fan Club (you ARE a member, right?) We were treated to special performances from casts around the country (including one from Midnight Insanity, that you'll see tonight!), a video clip from Susan Sarandon
wishing us well at the 20th(!!!), the long-
lost footage for the song, "Once in a While",
a song cut out of the movie, special
appearances by Richard O'Brien and Patricia
Quinn(!!!) . . . who had Elbow-Sex on stage,
just for us!!! There were auctions for VERY
rare Rocky Merchandise, and many door
prizes. Door prizes are boring, you say?
Well one of these was the door prize of the
century. It seems Richard O'Brien had gone
and visited Planet Hollywood, presenting
them with props from Rocky Horror. They,
in turn, presented him with a Planet
Hollywood denim jacket. He then signed the
back of it and presented it to Sal Piro, who
gave it away as a door prize. One of our own
security, Connie, won it. Connie is off
tonight but we hope to present the jacket
for you all, in the near future.
Saturday took us all the way to the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood. There's nothing quite like strutting around in high heels on Hollywood Blvd. Saturday Night included, karaoke contests, performances from a Japanese Rocky-Horror-ish band, and costume contests. Several of Midnight Insanity's cast members were finalists and winners! Finalists included Kelly (Janet), Amanda (Magenta), Mandi (Columbia), Ben & Tim (Rocky), Gabriel, Carolee, Phillip & Jennifer (Transylvanian/Trixie). Winners included Jeff (Riff Raff), Julie (Magenta), Toby (Eddie), Keturah (Transylvanian), Curtis (Frank -- from our 18th Convention, "Age of Consent), Monique (Rocky, plays Trixie for us on occasion), and Byron (used to play Criminologist for us). The highlights of the evening, however, were performances from Richard O'Brien, Patricia Quinn (or,
should we say, Lady Patricia Stevens!),
Barry Bostwick, Dori Hartley and Sal Piro!
Also, Midnight Insanity was one of two acts
that performed on Friday night, who were
asked to perform again on Saturday night!
Additionally, Midnight Insanity took part in
the 20th Anniversary full performance of
the movie, which also included dragging
along our enormous collection of props!
As exciting as the 20th Anniversary
was, life was certainly NOT boring here at
the Art Theatre. The month of October
opened with Tacky Horror (switch night),
which was followed by Fetish Night / Punk
Night. We also sacrificed our youngest
virgin ever (10 *days* old), Erik Richard
Houch. We were also featured on the
Stephanie Miller Show (with Richard O'Brien
and Patricia Quinn), and are featured in the
VH-1 Rocky Horror Special (see TV Guide).
We would also like to thank the Art
Theatre management and staff for letting
us perform here *every* week; 20th Century
Fox for putting together a package worthy
of Rocky's 20th Anniversary; everybody who
put forth effort at the 20th Anniversary,
including Jen who missed all of it because
she was helping us with props; Indecent
Exposure, for over a decade of Rocky Horror
. . . we wish you a fond farewell; Jackie for all
her help, support, patience and
understanding; Joe, our ever-faithful ultra-
cool waiter at Denny's . . . who rose above
and beyond the call of duty during our Tacky
Horror Night; and last, to all of you for
making it down to do Halloween in style!!!