"[New Line's] Rocky reminds us vividly of the emotional power actors can exert when they're in the same room as their audience, even if they're kidding around."
– Judith Newmark, St. Louis Post Dispatch
“When it comes to challenging St. Louis theater audiences, to
stretching them, exposing them to new stimuli, hardly anyone is in a class with
Scott Miller. . .
– Joe Pollack, KWMU-FM
THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW
Line's 2002-2003 season opened in Oct. 2002, in hilarious,
sex-crazed style with the show New Line was born to produce, Richard O'Brien's
ROCKY HORROR SHOW.
After four years of negotiations (i.e., begging and pleading), New Line
FINALLY acquired the rights to Richard O'Brien's brilliantly creepy, campy
satire of American sexual hang-ups and the excesses of the Sexual Revolution,
all told in the language of 1930s sci-fi B-movies, 1950s muscle magazines, and
1970s glam rock.
Want to explore more? We recommend:
Artistic director Scott's Miller background notes on Rocky HorrorArtistic director Scott Miller on NPR's American Icon series, talking about The Rocky Horror Picture Show
The first production of The Rocky Horror Show in the 63-seat Theatre Upstairs at the Royal Court Theatre in London
The full screenplay for O'Brien's never produced film sequel to Rocky Horror, called Revenge of the Old Queen -- very funny stuff
A great article, "Don't Dream It, Be It" from New Directions in Folklore, about Rocky as a cultural phenomenon
The most comprehensive list of Rocky Horror websites on the web and Rocky Horror Shows.Net, a site devoted to live productions of Rocky Horror. Also, Cosmo's Factory, an excellent site (with cool downloads) claiming to be the Internet's Largest Cult Movie Website. Also, the Intellectualising Rocky Horror website, the Musical World of Rocky Horror website, and the Frequently Asked Questions from the official Rocky website
The book Rocky Horror: Then & Now, by David Evan and Scott Michaels
The Absolute O'Brien CD, a collection of songs written and performed by Rocky's creator, Richard O'Brien
The story of Damocles, a short bio and pictures of the famous stripper Lily St. Cyr, the website of the Athletic Model Guild, one of the most popular of the (subtextually gay) "fitness" magazine publishers, and, of course, Charles Atlas.com
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