|Volume V, Issue 1||
January 27, 1996
What a way to start the year!!! Well, before we get to that, what a way to end a year!!! We had a rip-roaring end-of-the-year show and we are always pleased to see so many faces (and half-naked bodies too). Many of which, showed up at Midnight Insanity's New Year's Eve party! Yes, we rocked in the new year, singing, dancing, eating, smoking, screaming and yes, even racing (well, sorta), up and down and around Beach Blvd., at TWO different hotels (Midnight Insanity was never one for confinement). Incriminating video footage is available . . . somewhere, but I suppose you'll need to know the right people to get at it. As if that wasn't enough, this first month of the new year has already packed a considerable whallop, for more than a few innocent, and not-so- innocent, people. Visiting long-distance cast members? Eighth Birthday Special Performance? The slaying of yet another television show? Midnight Insanity running around at all hours of the night in varied and multi-colored PJs while *eight* (yes, count `em, *eight* . . . hmmm, there's that number again) police cars with loaded weapons circled the neighborhood outside? If you've been with us for any significant portion of those eight years . . . surely by now you've come to expect nothing less. If you haven't, you'll learn . . . quickly.
Zero score and seven days ago,
Midnight Insanity brought forth it's Eighth
Birthday celebration to this stage. It was a
good solid turnout, and we were touched
that so many of you could come and join us!
Midnight Insanity put on another one of our
famous, original, choreographed numbers . . .
the longest one in our history (they say it's
not the length that counts, but . . .), that
provided an illustration of the possible
aftermath of Rocky. Tell us you've never
thought about it! Yes, this "sequel", if you
will, was played to the tune of numerous
soundtracks, combined in a package that
exceeds your wildest imaginations. Can you
say "Rocky Muppets"? This, too, is likely
available on video, so if you missed it, well,
there are only 51 weeks left before our
NINTH birthday . . . January 18th, 1997.
It happened again. It seems to be more than a habit of ours. The stage, the spotlight, the roar of the audience (yes, you), makes us naturals for the television camera and all sorts of media. However, we seem to have had a, shall we say, less than positive effect on the industry at large. It seems everywhere we go, we bring death and destruction, almost a path of pure dreck.
The corpses left in our wake include
"Request Video", Poorman's "Love-Lines"
type television show, Channel 13's "The
Stephanie Miller Show", and the most
recent show was, "What's So Funny?" Yes,
Fox came down and taped us AGAIN, for
this brand-spanking new show, only it turns
out that the damn show got *cancelled*
before our episode was even broadcast!!! It
wasn't always like this. Midnight Insanity
once went to see a taping of Married with
Children, and that show is damn near
immortal these days! So, if you were looking
for M.I. on TV again, that's what happened.
And if it really is us, well, perhaps we ought
to go swing by Rush Limbaugh, eh?
Who says rookies aren't fun? Barely into cast, Steve (Frank from the Rookie show), held the first great party of the year, a Pajama party. We got dressed up in our nighties, grabbed our pillows and blankets, and followed the sidewalk chalk- drawings to Steve's house. We danced, we sang, we gossiped (yes, about you), dispelled deep, dark secrets, and took an all around break from reality. Unlike the other events listed in this paper, video footage of last night is NOT available, though there are rumors of still photography of incriminating events. Who knows? Maybe it'll land on the Web page. Oh yeah, the eight police cars? Lucky for us, they never did find us. But we did notice that they pulled over a single car into a nearby grocery store parking lot. The pulled out shotguns and ordered the passengers out of the car. We decided that it would be best NOT to stick around. Check your local newspapers for the details.
Surfing the `net? Driving the
Information Superhighway? Midnight
Insanity is out there, in many forms. There
are quite a few Rocky-related Web pages out
there, and Midnight Insanity has its own!
The web page includes a cast profile (similar
to a mug shot, but without the numbers),
various cast bios, pictures from the 20th
Anniversary Convention in L.A. (last year),
and an archive of the Transylvanian Tymes
(ooohh! ahhh!). As with most pages on the
Web, ours is still under construction, but
it's pretty snazzy just the same. The
Check it out and let us know what you
think!!! Also, various cast members can be
found out on the newsgroups (alt.cult-
movies.rocky-horror) and have access to
Email. Sadly, one of our main Internet
experts left us this month for a job with
America On-Line, in *FLORIDA*. We wish the
best of luck to Kasha and Jim.
We would like to thank the Art
Theatre management and staff for letting
us perform here *every* week, and for
putting up with our Eighth Birthday
rehearsals; Everybody who put forth effort
into the eighth birthday performance
(including all you mourners). Joe, our ultra-
cool waiter who comes to see us *every
fucking week*, even if his Denny's was neon-
ized; and as always, our sick, twisted,
deviant and yes, extremely attractive
audience who come to see us week after
week. Don't miss our special Valentine's
Day (Lingerie) Show, on February 10th!!!