In honor of the upcoming Wilson showing of Rocky Horror Picture Show (Saturday, the 17th at 7pm in Bryson Gym) we are sharing some tips for all the ‘virgins’ planning on giving themselves over to absolute pleasure that evening.
Tips for Virgins!
Audience Participation is a part of the show and started back in the 1970’s in the USA and made it over to the UK a few years later. Fans have been dressing up, shouting back lines and singing along to the show and movie for thirty years now. The Wilson performing cast will act out the movie in front of the screen.
Audience Participation should always be complementary to the show, never just shouting out lines for the hell of it. The following two responses will get you started in the wonderful world of talk-back.
- Brad is referred to as an ‘Asshole’, when his name is mentioned in the dialogue by the Narrator this is the correct response.
- Janet on the other hand is referred to as a ‘Slut’.
The idea of Rocky Horror Participation is to have fun but be mindful of the cast and other audience members. Doing so will allow you to the show to the maximum pleasure level.
When it Comes to Props
The throwing of rice, water, etc. is meant to be fun and should not cause damage to the Bryson or other people’s costumes. Moderation can be a key element, a light shower rather than a monsoon!
The following items may be of use to you during the show.Please note that it is considered very bad etiquette to throw anything onto the stage, not to mention dangerous for the actors.
Rice, to be thrown during the wedding scene.
Toast, thrown during the dinner scene.
Rubber gloves,to be snapped in time with frank ‘n’ furter during the creation scene.
Flashlight, used during the song ‘there’s a light’.
Party Poppers etc, used during the Dinner/Happy Birthday scene in the play.
Newspaper, worn over the head during the rain scene.
Playing Cards, thrown during the line ‘cards for sorrow, cards for pain’.
Overall, please listen to the cast as far as seating in Bryson, dress up like its Halloween all over again, participate and if you’re a virgin (i.e someone who has never been to a Rocky Horror Show before) be prepared for lipstick on your face.
For more Rocky Horror virgin tips, just go ahead and google it. There are a million sites that will give you even more specific information. See you on Saturday!