|Volume V, Issue 12||
December 28, 1996
Just sit right back and you'll hear a
tale, a tale of a bunch of freaks. They went
out to see the same movie, *every fucking
week*. Yes, it's true, it happens, in fact it's
been happening for *nine* years. Well,
almost. Midnight Insanity has been
performing since January of 1988, and
January 18, 1997, will be our Ninth Birthday
show! Now, we won't be cheesy like most
stores and say, "It's our birthday, but *you*
get the presents". Oh, no. We fully expect
you guys to bring us a truckload of virgins
on that night (or any other night, for that
matter). We'll be putting on a Special
Performance, among other things so it will
be one awesome night. See you there!!!
D'oh!! A comedy? What were they thinking!!! Yes, if you've been channel surfing this month, you've no doubt run into Rocky Horror being played on Comedy Central. Trust us, we didn't know. In fact, we barely bumped into it by end of November. Nobody notified the Fan Club, or Lou Adler. Suffice it to say, the Rocky world did NOT know the movie had been sold to CC for the month of December. At least it's over (last showing will be on January 1, 1997), and we've been assured that it won't happen again. Rocky
belongs in a theatre, Dammit! Besides,
"Comedy" Central is hardly the place for
Rocky Horror. Friends once saw RHPS
sitting in the Horror section of a video
store, so they picked it up and moved it over
to the Romance section. :-)
Last month we told you about the
Japanese? Yes, the Japanese have been by
to see *your* cast, the World Famous,
Midnight Insanity! Yes, as we reported last
time, a Japanese television crew, for a show
called, of all things, "Time Warp", came down
to do a story on your home cast, Midnight
Insanity. They interviewed us, and
videotaped the piles and piles (and piles) of
Rocky Horror merchandise we'd
accumulated over the years. If you're in
Japan, look for us!
Say, does that Columbia look familiar? Yes, that's Leisa, who will be filling in this week once again as our Columbia. For all you newbies, Leisa has performed with us for several years, and retired in September. Tonight she is filling in for our usual Columbia, Jaimee, who is out of town for the holiday week (or so), but should be back with us, next week.
Unfortunately, we do have a bit of
bad news. (Tiny) Tim gives us his farewell
performance this evening in the role of
Rocky. Tim plays in a band which is starting
up, so he will be leaving us to pursue his
musical interests. Midnight Insanity wishes
him lots of luck and success . . . even if he's
also taking his girlfriend Suzanne
(Trannie/Props), with him.
Can't get enough of the dark? Love
those foggy nights, some pounding music,
and just enough light to give off that
incredibly eerie effect? Vampiricus may be
the place for you. Monday nights from 10pm
to ~2am, in downtown Long Beach. Think of
an Anne Rice novel, come to life . . . it's a lot
like that. Why am I telling you this (again)?
Well, a number of us will likely be showing up
at Vampiricus this coming Monday, and we'd
love to hang out with all of you so, feel free
to drop by. Must have 21 and over ID (and a
whopping $5) to enter.
Keep waiting, all you Tim Curry fans.
Although Tim has finished "McHale's Navy",
the movie's release date has been pushed
back. :-( Originally scheduled for release on
January 24th (only a month away), the
date has been moved to, "sometime next
Spring". Helpful, huh? Well, at least it's
finished, and maybe it will actually make it
out to the streets someday. If it helps you
wait, Tom Arnold is also in it.
Six months, give or take, till the day
when the world will be at our doorstep.
Midnight Insanity is hosting the 22nd
Annual Rocky Horror Convention, here in
Southern California. Numerous casts will be
joining us from all around the country (and
maybe around the world . . . it's early yet),
along with Sal Piro, President of the Rocky
Horror fan club (you've joined, right?)
Details are forthcoming, but set aside the
weekend of June 20th and 21st (yes, *two*
days!), and start saving your pennies.
Frothing at the mouth? Need a
bigger Rocky fix? You're in luck! Midnight
Insanity also plays on Friday nights, up in
Woodland Hills at the Topanga Theatre.
Shows are delightfully different and
insatiably inventive. So if you're looking for
something different, take a drive (long drive,
but hey!) up to Woodland Hills to see the
Friday night show!
Us weirdos, Midnight Insanity, would like to thank the Art Theatre Management and crew, for allowing us to perform here *every fucking week*; the management and crew of the Topanga Theatre; Tim and Suzanne, for all their help; Cynthia, our soon-to-be ex-waitress at the Los Alamitos Denny's; and as always, our audience, who have made 1996 one hell of a year. We look forward to seeing your faces (and other things) in 1997.