Yet another honor from RockyHorror.com bestowed on Michigan!

The Michigan Rocky Horror Preservation Society Shadowcast in Wayne has done it again! As was reported in an earlier post, the group had been selected by (The official fan site of everything Rocky Horror) RockyHorror.com as the Fall 2013 Featured Cast. Now one of the cast’s co-founders and Co-Executive Producer, Faith Duede, has been selected as the Winter 2014 Featured Fan Profile. Being featured like this is a huge honor and a big deal for those in the Rocky Horror community. Congratulations to Faith, MiRHPS, and to Michigan! Obviously, Michigan is back on the Rocky Horror map – in a big way!

The MiRHPS performs monthly, so you should make plans to go see their show sometime soon!

MiRHPS Gets Featured on RockyHorror.com!

Great news for the State of Michigan! The Michigan Rocky Horror Preservation Society Shadowcast in Wayne has been selected by (The official fan site of everything Rocky Horror) RockyHorror.com as the Fall 2013 Featured Cast. This is truly a huge honor for any cast in the Rocky Horror community. But what makes this much more significant is that a tiny percentage of casts worldwide get selected, and those casts had been around years to decades before they were selected . MiRHPS has only performing for just six months! Way to go MiRHPS!

If you haven’t been to one of their shows yet, make plans to go now! They perform the second Saturday of each month.

R0CKYtober Show Dates Are Listed

On the left side of this page, we have posted all the Rocky Horror (plays and movies) show-dates we have information on for the 2013 Rocky season. Not all that are listed are complete, but we put up as much information as we were given. Items will be updated as new info arrives. For the movies we are listing information (if available) what type of projection system is being used (DCP, 35mm, DVD/Bluray).

Once we have the rest of the information, we will list:
Celebration! Cinema (MULTIPLE LOCATIONS)
Showtimes for all:
Friday 10/19, Saturday 10/20
Friday 10/26, Saturday 10/27
All times are yet to be determined and I am told will not be set until the Tuesday beforehand. The theaters all expect the times to be between 11:00pm and 11:30pm
Tickets: $4 (What a bargain!)
They will allow LIMITED outside props, as yet to be determined by corporate. They do not plan to sell prop bags at the shows.

And, a special event:
Detroit FanFare Comic Convention
Adoba Hotel Dearborn
600 Town Center Dr.
Dearborn, MI 48126
Show is Saturday, 10-26
There IS supposed to be a cast
If you have general questions about Detroit Fanfare Comic Con, including questions about booths, you can email Guests@DetroitFanfare.com

Lastly, a special note that in addition to their shows on Rocytober 5, 19, 25, and 26, the Michigan Rocky Horror Preservation Society is having a special Zombie Theme Night on Rockytober 12th you won’t want to miss!

What does a DCP movie have to do with RHPS?

Effective last year, the movie industry began phasing out 35mm (and 70mm for IMax) film and replacing it with a digital system called DCP. DCP does render a much better and consistent picture with incredible sound fidelity far superior to any Blu-ray or other Hi-Def format. It also has many features that benifit the theater operators that aren’t necessary to go in to here. But, I will go in to the one major benefit of DCP to the movie industry. A DCP makes it very difficult to show a movie at any time other than for when it is licensed to be shown. So if you go to a showing of RHPS (or any other movie) at a theater that shows it on DCP, you are guaranteed to be going to a legally licensed showing. You can’t make that guarantee with any other movie format.
20th Century Fox, who owns the copyright for RHPS, is taking this transition effort one step further and is no longer granting general licensing of RHPS on any format except DCP. There are a few exceptions that they make to allow Blu-Ray, and even fewer yet to allow 35mm film. Because of this, we expect to see fewer [legally licensed] showings of RHPS in the near future until all movie houses can make the very expensive transition to the digital cinema projection systems (or go out of business!). DVD is no longer allowed at all. Special events at venues where movies are not usually played will be allowed to license RHPS on Blu-Ray (at least for now). For example, the Ann Arbor Summerfest’s “Top of the Park” was licensed this summer to show RHPS on Blu-Ray – or it would have been had it not been rained out (which was unfortunate since the Michigan Rocky Horror Preservation Society was scheduled to shadow-cast).

Rocky in October = Rockytober

We are currently compiling our list of all the Rocky shows being planned for October 2013. If you know of any shows, please submit your information to us as soon as possible. If you are showing RHPS and want to get the word out about your show, please let us know. We don’t charge to advertise any Rocky Horror screening or play that is in the state of Michigan (and NW Ohio).

We can tell you for sure that the Michigan Rocky Horror Preservation Society will be shadow-casting RHPS every single Saturday in October, plus a Friday performance around Halloween. This is in addition to their regular monthly shows they do on the 2nd Saturday of each month. They will also be doing a special Zombie theme on one of the shows during October. MiRHPS performs monthly at the iconic State-Wayne Theatre in downtown Wayne, Michigan.

Redneck Rocky Theme Night at State-Wayne Aug 10th!

The Michigan Rocky Horror Preservation Society has announced their next performance on Aug 10th, 2013, will be a themed event called Redneck Rocky. Since August is Kid Rock month in the Detroit area, the MRHPS is celebrating in a unique way. Think mullet hairstyles and Trans-Camero cars meet Transylvania. In giving honors to the character “Robby” that Kid Rock played in the movie Joe Dirt, MRHPS is inviting everyone to dress as Redneck as you wish. Don’t forget the fishnets with your Daisy Duke shorts and your sh*t-kicker boots!

Admission is $7.00, Prop bags are $3.00 or two for $5.00
Doors open at 11:15, Pre-Show begins at 11:30.
Featured music by Kid Rock-y

Buy your tickets online or at the door. But hurry! Get your tickets NOW, since the July show was a sell-out. We’d hate to see you get all gussied up only to be turned away at the door.

Watch here for an announcement of the next theme night. They only happen a couple times a year!

FINALLY! Regular Showings With Live Shadow-Cast Comes to Michigan!

BREAKING NEWS BREAKING NEWS BREAKING NEWS

The Rocky Horror Picture Show EXPERIENCE with live shadow-cast and for the first time premiering in Michigan in Full Digital Cinema and Enhanced 7.1 Dolby Digital Sound!

Midnight shows, beginning Friday and Saturday – May 10 & 11, then every second Saturday of each month afterward. Exclusively at the newly remodeled State Wayne Theater in downtown Wayne, Michigan. The theater is on Michigan Avenue, just a couple minutes from I-275.

The show is looking for more people to join the cast and crew. Go to the MRHPS.com FaceBook page to find out how to join!

Michigan Rocky gets mentioned in a newspaper

Check out the nice article of a show Rob and Faith were at. Check it out….

http://www.themorningsun.com/article/20121028/ENTERTAINMENT05/121029671/-rocky-horror-draws-cult-fave-fans&pager=full_story

Rocky Horror 2012 – A Marathon Month

The 2012 Rocky Horror Halloween Season is now done, and wow, did we have a blast! Check back soon as we will be posting our reviews of the shows we attended this year. Halloween is not the only time of year to see RHPS at the theaters, so keep looking here throughout the year as we will let you know about any new show as soon as we are notified. If you are producing a show, in a show, or know about an upcoming show, let us know so we can get the word out to everyone.

We will be making a very special announcement here very soon that is guaranteed to excite all the Rocky fans – especially those in the Detroit Metro area!

Also, you may have noticed the links to out pod-casts. The links do work, so there is nothing wrong on your end, we were just too busy on our Rocky Horror Marathon to do any. We will be conducting pod-casts real soon – to include interviews with people of note in the Rocky community.

Rocky Horror Picture Show MOVIE showings for October 2012

Here’s what we’ve all been waiting for, the list of Michigan shows for the 2012 Halloween season! (And there was much rejoicing…yay!) We plan on going to as many as we possibly can – and will be in full costume at all shows. Don’t forget to dress up – if not as one of the main characters or Transylvanians, just wear something sexy. If you happen to be at one of the shows we are at, make sure you come say Hello. And don’t be shy about asking us to pose for photos for/with you – we love it! We would especially love it if you shared your photos with us as well. Nudge, nudge, wink, wink!
Okay, here is the list in alphabetical order by theater name. Check the menu on the left titled Upcoming Shows to see them in order by date and city.

Update 10/23/12: A couple new shows added for Oct 26th! ( * )


* Acorn Theater, Three Oaks
Friday, Oct 26th
CAN bring own props, but NO water or food products (meat, rice, toast, prunes, etc), nothing people can slip on. Cards are okay.
FREE admission, FULL bar, MUST be over 18!
Doors at 7pm, movie at 8pm, dance party and general costume contest afterwards.


Broadway Theatre in Mt. Pleasant
Showtimes:
Friday 10/26 at 8pm and Midnight
Saturday 10/27 at 8pm and Midnight
Tickets:
$10
There WILL be a shadow cast
The only props allowed are newspaper, flashlights, and noisemakers.
I do not know if there will be a costume contest (waiting on a call back from the group), but last year they had costume contests, and sold props bags at the door
http://www.rockyhorror.org/showings/psv/78-theme/1590-rocky-horror-picture-show-mt-pleasant-mi-oct-26th-and-27th-2012


Celebration! Cinema (MULTIPLE LOCATIONS, the locations I have listed below are the only ones showing RHPS at this point)

Grand Rapids North & IMAX
2121 Celebration Dr. NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49525
(616) 530-7469

RiverTown
3728 Rivertown Pkwy
Grand Rapids, MI 49418
(616) 530-SHOW

Lansing & IMAX
200 E. Edgewood Blvd.
Lansing, MI 48911
(517) 393-7469

Celebration! Cinema Crossroads & IMAX
6600 Ring Rd.
Portage, MI 49024
(269) 324-7469

Showtimes for all:
Friday 10/19
Saturday 10/20
Friday 10/26
Saturday 10/27
All times are yet to be determined and I am told will not be set until the Tuesday beforehand. The theaters all expect the times to be between 11:00pm and 11:30pm
Tickets:
$4 (What a bargain!)

They will allow LIMITED outside props, as yet to be determined by corporate. They do not plan to sell prop bags at the shows.
https://celebrationcinema.com/


Collingwood – Toledo shows have been cancelled.


Detroit FanFare Comic Convention in Dearborn
This is a VERY unique showing and is really exciting! This is Lou Adler (the producer of RHPS and its follow-up, “Shock Treatment”) approved and is to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the release of the Rocky Horror Comic Book. It is being re-released in a hardcover edition and will be offered exclusively at Detroit FanFare the weekend of 10/26 – 10/28.
Movie Showing:
Saturday 10/27 at Midnight
Tickets:
Admission is free with a Detroit FanFare wristband which is $15 for a weekend pass, or if you stay at the Hyatt Regency in Dearborn for the night at the FanFare rate of $94, it includes TWO free wristbands.
JUST the movie screening is $10
Tickets for FanFare and to order the book: http://detroitfanfare.ticketleap.com/2012/
Tickets for the MOVIE SHOWING ONLY will be available at the door.
There IS a shadow cast (https://www.facebook.com/MichiganTheatrePlayers).
They will PROBABLY be selling a prop bag.
There WILL be a GENERAL costume contest at 10:30pm in the Con party room, there are multiple categories (Best Costume, Most Original, Sexiest, and Rocky Horror).
If you are interested in the book it is $40 for hard cover and $20 for soft cover. The artist (Kevin VanHook) will be signing the book at the Detroit FanFare Con.


Howell Opera House in Howell
Showtimes:
Friday 10/26 at 8pm and 11:30pm
Tickets:
8pm show: $20 includes ticket, prop bag, and drink ticket (8pm show will have beer and wine cash bar)
11:30pm show: $12 includes ticket and prop bag, no drink ticket.
Call for tickets early, they apparently always sell out both shows 517-540-0065
They will NOT have a shadow cast.
NO outside props allowed.
There IS a costume contest.
http://www.theoperahouse.us/


Ionia Community Theatre in Ionia
Showtime:
Saturday 10/20 at 11pm
Tickets:
$10
Tickets can be purchased online at: http://2380.formovietickets.com:2235/Tickets.ASP?WCI=buyticket&Page=schedule&SelectedDate=20121020
There is NOT a shadow cast, BUT there is a GREAT show put on by the FABULOUS Birthday Girl Nikkita before the show!
There WILL be prop bags for sale at the show for $3 but will not include food items such as toast, and they ARE allowing outside props as well.
There IS a costume contest.
http://www.ioniaact.com/
https://www.facebook.com/events/121384454672722/


Kalamazoo State Theatre in downtown Kalamazoo
Showtime on Saturday 10/27 at 8pm ONLY, doors open at 7pm.
Tickets will be $10 and are available on Ticketmaster
They are working with a shadow cast (https://www.facebook.com/rhpskzoo?ref=ts)
There will be NO props allowed (it is a gorgeous historic theatre).
There WILL be a costume contest.
http://www.mlive.com/entertainment/kalamazoo/index.ssf/2012/09/the_rocky_horror_picture_show.html
Here’s a link to their actual website, it will be totally revamped in the next few days:
http://kazoostate.com/


* Petoskey Cinema
Friday October 26th. Doors at 11:30pm, movie at 11:59pm
$10 per person for tickets, prop bags $5-CASH ONLY (ATM on site)
CAN bring own props, but NO water
No costume contest, but costumes encouraged.


Royal Oak Main Art Theatre
Showtimes:
Friday 10/26 at Midnight
Saturday 10/27 at Midnight
Tickets:
$7 and can be purchased online with a $1/ticket service charge at:
http://www.landmarktheatres.com/Market/Detroit/Detroit_Frameset.htm
Just click on either date.
There is NOT a shadow cast.
They will NOT be selling a prop bag, so outside props ARE allowed, with the exception of NO confetti. They may place more restrictions on the props allowed, so check before you go!
There MAY be a costume contest.


Senate Theatre Detroit
6424 Michigan Ave, Detroit, MI, 48210
313-894-0850

October 19th and 20th
Tickets $12
Showtime: Doors at 9PM Preshow at 9:30PM Movie starts at 10PM
No word of a shadowcast yet

http://www.DTOS.org


Another showing of the MOVIE we just found out about! This one is on the 27th at Soaring Eagle Casino in Mount Pleasant. Yep, you read that right! The movie is at 8pm and is FREE! There’s a costume contest after the movie with $500 top prize in each of six categories.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2012 | 7:30PM – 2:30AM

Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort is hosting a Halloween Fright Night featuring a viewing of The Rocky Horror Picture Show on the big screen, costume contests with a total of $10,000 in prizes, Thriller Dance, games, dancing and more! Admission is FREE but limited. Free prop bags to the first 100 people.

Here’s the link for more info:
http://www.soaringeaglecasino.com/frightnight.htm

State Theater in Ann Arbor
Showtimes:
Friday 10/26 at Midnight
Saturday 10/27 at Midnight
Tickets:
$10 – they should go on sale about a week ahead of time and this year the State is trying something new, ONLINE ticket purchases! Buy as soon as you can, it VERY often sells out.
There will NOT be a shadow cast.
They are still working out the details of a prop bag or allowing outside props, check back closer to the date.
They are not certain yet if they will be doing a costume contest.
http://www.michtheater.org/shows/rocky-horror/


Sun Theatre in Grand Ledge
316 South Bridge St, Grand Ledge, Michigan 48837
(517) 627-2346

Showtime is Saturday, October 27, 2012 at 11:30pm
Tickets are $5.00
All props are allowed or buy a prop bag at the door for $1.00
There will be a Pre-show and virgin sacrifice.
There will be a Shadowcast
Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/277540742364593


That’s all we have for now. If your organization is showing The Rocky Horror Picture Show or performing the Rocky Horror Show and you are not on our list, you need to let us know right away. If not, you’ll miss out on all the business you would have otherwise received!