|Volume V, Issue 6||
June 29, 1996
Welcome back once again to Midnight Insanity and The Rocky Horror Picture Show! It's great to be back, which is not to say that we didn't have a rockin' time at the Las Vegas Convention. Yes, we packed up, rode the highways and crammed entirely too many people into too few hotel rooms. And what for? Well, let's just say M.I. wanted to, once again, stake it's claim in the world of Rocky. It ain't easy being World Famous, you know!!! Our Special Performance was unlike anything we'd ever done before! "Transylvanian Paradise", an original song, authored primarily by Mark T. (Crim) and Steve (Phantom/Frank); and tirelessly edited by Allan Z. (Sound Man), was performed at the Las Vegas convention and earned the most impressive applause of the night, including a standing ovation. As if that weren't enough, Suzanne won the Best Transylvanian award in the costume contest! Now, not only did a Midnight insanity cast member win, but Midnight Insanity Transylvanians held all *top three* spots. The runner-up Transylvanians were Philip and Steve (as the Coolio Tranny). Now that we've told you all about it, don't you wish you had gone??? Lucky for you, we liked it so much we're going to perform it again, *tonight*, just for you! So you get to see this Special Performance, just for being our audience. Pretty cool, huh?
Maybe "Gettin' Lucky" would be a
more appropriate phrase. Yes, Midnight
Insanity (primarily those Transylvanians
again) felt and got quite lucky a few
weekends ago out at the Vegas convention.
Yes, at the after-convention parties,
various members of Midnight insanity spent
quite a few unaccounted hours with several
other Rocky folks in some most unusual
positions. They could probably dust some of
those people for fingerprints! This may be
at least partially responsible for the rise in
the number of Transylvanians we've seen
recently. Maybe there's something to those
costume contests after all. Or maybe it
was the inspired "Paradise by the
Dashboard Light" performance put on by
Diego and Tracy at the Friday night party.
Hunt long and hard for the video footage,
it's worth it!
Back in the late 70s when Rocky was just starting out, many theatres would run Rocky not only on Saturday nights, but Friday, Thursdays . . . even Wednesday nights! Since those days it's been a long time since someone expanded a Rocky show. Well, with the summer upon us, Midnight Insanity will be "Super Sizing" your Rocky World by adding a new night, a new theatre
and heck, a new county! The "Family Twin"
theatre is in Cypress (Orange County!!!) at
Ball & Walker. Our grand opening date is
Friday, July 12th, which is only a two weeks
away! We've got big plans for our opening
night and we're *expecting* you to be there!
Don't miss Show #1!
Well, with most good news, you have
to take a little bad news. We are sorry to
report the demise of the "Cinema East"
theatre in Nyack, New York. This theatre
has been showing Rocky on a regular basis
since May 27, 1978 (!!!). Their present cast,
"Inside Insanity", took over performances at
the theatre on October 31, 1992.
Unfortunately, the shopping center around
the theatre has been sold and Rocky
Horror, is being canceled. We wish them
farewell on their last night (tonight), and
hope that they will soon find a replacement
Yes, you have to say it with that really cool echo-y tone. What does it mean? Well, our favorite Asshole, Barry Bostwick, has been cast in an upcoming *eight* hour Showtime movie. It is called "LEXX" and is characterized as "Star Trek's Evil Twin". The filmmaker, Paul Donovan wants to "shock audiences with its bursts of futuristic sex, violence and general weirdness." Sounds perfect! Barry will be playing a character named "Thodin", a "he-man rebel leader". It is being filmed in Canada and produced in Germany (wouldn't have anything to do with those German interviews Barry gave in 1993, *would* it?) and also features the
likes of Malcolm McDowell (A Clockwork
Orange). Don't get too anxious though, a
tentative air-date is not yet known. The
closest we have is "early 1997". More, when
we know about it.
Yes, you're right. Kristine (our cast
founder) *did* just depart the world of
Rocky to join the heavens above. Some
people just can't stay away (I know, I know, I
should talk). While she can't perform every
week, she'll be stopping by occasionally to
performance with us, or just hang out. So
if you haven't gotten your Kristine "fix" in a
while, stay tuned, she'll be back, soon.
Oh my . . . well, we'd like to thank
everybody who took part in our latest
achievement, "Transylvanian Paradise", and
in particular, Stevie Wonder, Coolio and
"Weird" Al Yankovic, for their successive
versions which were the inspiration for our
song; Jeff, for his many years of support as
a Riff-Raff, Advisor and Pre-Show
personality; Mandi, for her many years of
support as a Transylvanian, Columbia, and
Props person; Pete, for his guest
performance; the Las Vegas cast for
putting on the cool convention; Charley
Brown and Madman Mike, for throwing the
cool parties; that Crim dude who got drunk
in the corner and rode the crib down to the
lobby in the elevator . . . most entertaining!!!;
Joe, our ultra-cool Denny's waiter who still
comes down to see us *every fucking week*;
and as always, our loving, faithful, and newly
freed for the summer, home audience.