|Volume V, Issue 11||
November 30, 1996
Do not adjust your set. The strange images coming forth are both intended and expected. The highly-charged phosphor gun sends multi-color pixels to your screen in the form of . . . a Transylvanian? A mad- scientist? An Asshole (and his Slut???) Do cameras actually steal your soul? If so, maybe we really *are* the soulless creatures that so many of the Normal Folk(TM) have described us as. Well, the terror doesn't end there as we proceed to invade their homes, not only by air, but also by those tiny-little-cables embedded in the ground, bringing forth dozens of channels of quality entertainment . . . and us too (hee hee!), on more than one channel at that!!! Rocky Horror was, once again, shown on VH-1 this past Halloween, but that was just the beginning. This month we've been interviewed by everyone from HBO to a local UHF station (well, okay, it was *just* HBO and a local UHF station . . . but it sounded cool, right?). Two weeks in a row brought two wholly different camera crews down to the show, for entirely different purposes. HBO came down looking for recruits for their show, "Sex Bytes" (who'da thunk it???), and KMET, a local L.A. UHF (Ch. 38) station taped us for their show, "Illegal Interns". This is a show that usually spotlights local bands, but I guess they liked us anyway. External to the theatre includes television
coverage of the 20th Occasional "Doo-Dah"
parade, up in Pasadena last Sunday
(including a Fox 11 News spot of Kristine,
along with the Midnight Insanity cast
banner in the background). But wait . . .
there's more! Rumor has it, a Japanese
station is coming to see us soon (just
think, we can infect another country!!!) See
also the "Vampiricus" section, later in this
broadcast . . .
That's right, we've got some brand spanking new (what did you think we meant?) faces to our cast this month, in the form of some Transylvanians!!! Our first is Scott, who began his career helping us out at places like "Live Bait" in Long Beach. He has now become a full-fledged Transylvanian . . . that is, of course, before he dives into the Navy. :-( Our next would e newcomer, Emilio, who comes complete with his own van (trust us, it's important). Despite the added two, we're still always on the lookout for a few good Trannies. And not to leave you, um, hanging . . . spankings for this month include Jaimee (Columbia), Travis (Scenic Tech), Diego (Dr. Scott/Phantom/Crim) and Kristine (Trixie). Next month will see a big one for Jen (Janet), who is also celebrating her third anniversary for playing Janet tonight. Spank her at your *own risk*!
It's that time again. The time that
we must say bon-voyage to a friend and
cast member. Tracy, part-time Trannie,
most-of-the-time Pre-Show, will be leaving
for Northern California. Lucky for us, it's
not permanent, and Tracy hopes to be back
with us in May, just in time for our
convention (did we mention we're having a
Rocky convention in June 1997?) We might
also take a minute to mention that we're
looking for Pre-Show people, so if you're
looking to audition, please see the cast. As
if that wasn't enough, we also bid good-bye
to a non-cast member (but still long-time
friend), Joe, our now ex-Sunday-night-
Denny's Waiter-from-Hell, who has picked up
and moved out to Carson City, Nevada.
Guess he won't be coming to the show
anymore *sniff*. And, we're not done yet, we
also said good-bye to Renee', on behind-the-
counter guy, who left us for a promising
career at CBS.
Thought Monday's sucked, did you? Well, deep in the night, down in a darkened section of downtown Long Beach, lives a club known as Vampiricus. Monday nights from 10pm to ~2am, many a unique individual spend a few hours amidst music, lights, smoke . . . and, Elvira, Mistress of the Dark. Yes, Elvira had come down to make a special appearance at this club, and several M.I. folk were there as well. With Elvira's presence, also came the cameras (yes, more cameras!) of E! Entertainment, who were taping footage for a show called "Erotica", scheduled for broadcast sometime in
January. There was also the taping of a
promo spot for Elvira's new "Night Brew"
beer, featuring yours truly. Vampiricus is a
21-and-over club, and is partially the work of
Susan, one of our Columbias. If you're
looking for something to do on a Monday
night (and you're over 21), I'd highly
recommend Vampiricus. Plus, you never
know who you'll run into. Leisa was even
Does the mere sound of Tim Curry's
voice give you a warm, fuzzy feeling in all the
right places? If so, you can hear just that
by watching such children's programs (yes,
kiddies!) as Peter Pan and the Pirates (Fox,
Ch 11, 2:591pm, Mon-Fri), where he provides
the voice for none other than Captain Hook!
Also, you might check out "The Story of
Santa Claus" (CBS, Ch 2, 8:00pm, Wed
12/4), a Christmas Special (duh) in which
Tim plays Nostros, the leader of a band of
tiny elves which inhabit the North Pole.
Midnight insanity would like to thank the Art Theatre Management and crew, for allowing us to perform here *every fucking week*; Renee', for the several months that he graced us with his presence . . . good luck at CBS; the management and crew of the Woodland Hills theatre; Joe, for all the great service; the crew at the new Los Alamitos Denny's, for the efforts they are about to put forth; and as always, our audience, who only have one month left to get all those New Year's Resolutions done . . . we'll be watching the back row!!!.