|Volume VII, Issue 9||
September 26, 1998
Tired of reading the Starr report??
Well you're in luck, cause it's that time
again... Another month gone by, another
weekend to doff your duds, strut your stuff
and win the admiration (and telephone
numbers) of the masses known as our
audience. :-) Yup, it's Lingerie Night,
Midnight Insanity's tradition dress-in-your-
skivvies show! It's also our last show before
we begin our October block of shows. You
see, October is, of course, our month, and to
pay proper tribute, we've put together a
number of special shows and theme nights
as we count down the weeks towards the big
day, aka "Halloween", which, as you should
well know, is on a Saturday this year!! But,
more on that in a minute...
We start off the month of October with a different sort of special night ... it's called "Rocky Soup". You've seen us do Tacky Horror, but this is a bit different. As if there wasn't enough chaos on stage on a regular night, this performance will be dictated by the random elements of the universe. Our regular performers will draw character names out of a hat and that, will be the role you play that night. Kind of impromptu-Rocky Horror. To make things a touch weirder, we'll also be playing the new role in our original costumes ... so you just might see Eddie doing the Time Warp, or Janet doing push-ups during "I Can Make You a Man". And yes, this will be a million times better than that so-called "Live" episode of ER. :-)
It's almost here, people. The rooms
are sold out (but there *are* alternatives ...
call Megan Tabor for the details at 702-
434-8361 for more info) and the ticket
deadline has been extended again. We're
packing up our stuff and headed for the
bright lights of Las Vegas!! RockyCon '98
will take place on the weekend of October
9th and 10th (though some of us will be
arriving on Thursday night) at the Four
Queens Hotel off Fremont Street. Midnight
Insanity will be attending this convention in
large numbers, as will several other casts,
so there'll be plenty of weirdness to satiate
your needs this weekend. If you can make it,
we highly recommend it. Let us know if you
plan to make it to the Convention, and be
sure to cheer for your home cast, Midnight
Lookin' cheap on the street is nothing new to most Rocky fans, but every so often, we set aside a night to really outdo ourselves. As part of our October brigade-of-special-shows, we are bringing back "Pimp and Hooker Night", probably Midnight Insanity's second-favorite theme night ... as evidenced by the pictures we took the *last* time we did this. :-) Pimp and Hooker Night will be held on Saturday, October 17th (the weekend after we get back from Con) so if you don't make it to Con, you can spend the time hitting thrift stores and seeing what cool costume pieces you can pick up (and yes, we know how much you enjoy it!)
Creepy, crawly, spooky creatures and
things that go `bump' in the night, invade
our stage for Midnight Insanity's Second
Annual "Monster Horror" Night!! If you
didn't see it last year, you'd best not miss
it this year!! Midnight Insanity performers
morph into various monsters/creatures for
a night, and the Transylvanian squad
become a mass of walking zombies. You're
invited to join us by dressing up as your
favorite monster for the evening. Monster
Horror will be on Saturday, October 24th.
The end of our October-fest is, of
course, our favorite holiday of the year,
"Halloween". Halloween is on a Saturday
this year, and that means that we'll be
PACKED for the evening. We strongly
suggest you get here early, as there's a
pretty good chance we could sell out ... or,
we might just pack you all in, but we'll see
what "incentives" you bring us that evening.
:-) We will, of course, have the traditional
Halloween Costume Contest, complete with
prizes. We'll probably also have a Lingerie
Contest, as it's still the last Saturday of
the month, so we'll have lingerie contestants
as well. :-) As if that wasn't enough, we're
also throwing in a Special Performance. See
you here, October 31st!!!
Drooling for more Tim? Well, you're in luck... Tim Curry stars as "Gomez Addams" in the new "Addams Family Reunion" movie, which has just been released on video. The movie also features Daryl Hannah as Morticia, and Ed Begley Jr. as Phillip (!?) Addams. Reviews are mixed, some say it's hilarious, others say it stank ... then again, those are probably the same people who didn't like Rocky Horror either, so go rent it and tell us what you think. :-) And, as long
as we're here, we'll mention again that Tim is
providing the voice of the villain, "Lotor" on
the new "Voltron: The Third Dimension"
Saturday morning kids TV show. Voltron
airs on Saturdays at 11am on Channel 11.
If, after the show, you have an
attack of the munchies and you wish to join
us at the Shorehouse Café, we ask that you
get a table on the left-side of the
restaurant, as the cast room is limited to
cast only. Sorry `bout that but we're a poor
bunch and simply can't cover the skipped
checks left by some of your lesser life forms.
Admittance into the cast room is cool, as
soon as our bill is paid ... see "Bob" as she
is Queen of that domain.
Well folks, you know, it's been pretty
cool but, all good things eventually come to
an end. I (Brad), have been writing the
Transylvanian Tymes for almost five years
now, and it's time for a well-deserved rest.
To be honest, I don't know if I'll hang up this
hat for good, or if I'll come back someday in
the future, but for now, I think it's best to
move on. If you're interested in the five-year
archive of Transylvanian Tymes issues, you
can get them on the Internet at my "Brad"
page, for which the address is posted at the
bottom of this page. Enjoy! :-)
Midnight Insanity would like to thank the Art Theatre Management and crew, for allowing us to perform here *every fucking week*; the Shorehouse Café, for feeding after the show; everyone who ever helped out with the TT; Bob and Robert, for throwing their respective parties; and, of course, all of you, our loving and faithful audience, who come back to see us again and again (and again), *every fucking week*!!!