There are only two more week to see The Rocky Horror Show. Since opening, the show has only gotten better and better, playing to sold out crowds.
The performers have gotten more comfortable and confident in their roles, but they had and have a lot of help to keep it all moving like clockwork.
Many hands and minds went into bringing this production together, and while all are important, let’s take a quick look at Tod Kubo. I interviewed Tod in the middle of rehearsals to get a feel on how his process worked. Some choreographer’s are dramatically intense about their process, and sometimes secretive. Tod is so not. Check out the man with the plan for some fancy foot work.
Tod’s vision for the movement would not have been possible without the musical direction and styling of Ryan Stamey.
When a score comes in for the musical director it ususally has lots of direction and advice. That was so not the case with The Rocky Horror Show. Sure all the words and notes were there, but it takes much more to make a memorable song. Ryan stepped up to the challenge of creating a memorable version of Rocky Horror, keeping in mind that some things were expected, but at the same time using this unique freedom to give audiences something special. At the RAIN Benefit he gave me a few minutes after the show to do a quick interview.
Aren’t they fabulous?
Now go and get your tickets before the run is over, and be wowed.