Thursday, October 27, 2005

Back from Transexual Transylvania

Last night, some friends and I went to the American Theatre Company's performance of The Rocky Horror Picture Show at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center.

Chad Oliverson's performance of Dr. Frank-N-Furter was spot-on. He is the star of the show, without a doubt. And those platform shoes! They are about 4 or 5 inches tall. I kept thinking he was gonna twist an ankle, but that did not happen.

The show was one of those shows that's so much fun, you don't want it to end. I was afraid they would tone it down for an Oklahoma audience, but it was a word-for-word reanctment of the movie and just as risque.

One of the cool things about the show was the ushers before the performance started. They are in character and they kept doing think to various audience members. That's definitely not in the movie.

There were a few things that detracted from the performance considerably, however. Some of the actors act like they are bored. Others are very flat when they sing. It took a while for the stage production to build up to the energy that's in the movie through most of it. Another problem was the sound kept cutting in and out. Still, the problems were minor, and should not keep you from doing the Time Warp again.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...


This is Chad (frank)
So kind of you to say such nice things about me, makes me blush. haha
Thanks for the pic posting as well.
The show did well and I was signed for next October. We will be fixing MANY problems, and I'm sure make a few along the way. ha
Hope to see you at it.
Again, thak you for being so kind, makes it all worth it ... you know the heels and all... they were 8 inches by the way, oy!)

Take care