Time Warp: ‘Rocky Horror’ coming to historic theater

BUCKHANNON   Missed it last time, or just have to see it again? Buckhannon Community Theatre will be presenting “Rocky Horror Picture Show” one last time this weekend. This will be the first production in the Colonial Theatre since the City of Buckhannon took ownership.

Richard O’Brien’s “The Rocky Horror Show”  is an absolute pleasure for everyone involved, according to director Jeremiah Smallridge.  Unlike other shows, the audience becomes a part of the cast in this production. “I think this show is an experience; it’s a show unlike anything else BCT has ever done,” Smallridge, who also stars in the production, said. “This year’s cast is a great make up of all different ages, different backgrounds, original cast members, new cast members, and it’s a really great show aesthetically, and a really fun time.”

The theater has been on hiatus for nearly 40 years, and this show will mark a historical event for Buckhannon’s art and artists.

“I think it will be very neat [to perform at the Colonial], because it’s a part of our town’s history,” Smallridge said. “This space has a history with science fiction, and our show is centered around science fiction.”

This will be the last time the Buckhannon Community Theatre will be producing “Rocky Horror.”

According to Smallridge, this is because there are many other shows centered around a fall or Halloween theme, and after doing the show three times, “It’s time to lay it to rest; to do the show well one final time, and move on to other things.”

The show will be open to those 18 years and older on Friday, Oct. 20 at 8 p.m. and Saturday Oct. 21 at 11 p.m. For tickets and more information visit Buckhannon Community Theatre on Facebook, or go to eventbrite.com/the-rocky-horror-show-tickets.

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