ROCkyTOBER 2014 Is Here!

October is the favored time of the year for special Rocky Horror showings and performances, thus we dub the month to be ROCkyTOBER! We’ve compiled this list by direct contact with all venues involved and all information is current as of the date of publishing. The information listed is everything we were given, thus for further information for each event, we recommend you contact the respective theater directly. This list will be updated as we receive new/additional information.

Last Update: 11PM – October 15, 2014

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State Wayne Theatre, Wayne, MI
Saturday, October 4th; Saturday, October 11th; Saturday, October 18th; Saturday, October 25th; and Friday, October 31st all at 11:30pm (Doors open at 11:15pm)
Tickets: $7
Prop bags: $3 (cash)
Cast: Michigan Rocky Horror Preservation Society
Note: The Michigan Rocky Horror Preservation Society also performs the RHPS at the State Wayne Theatre EVERY MONTH on the Second and Fourth Saturdays
Website: http://www.MichiganRHPS.com     Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MichiganRHPS

 

Howell Opera House, Howell, MI
Friday, October 24th at 8:00pm and 11:30pm
Tickets: 8:00pm (includes one drink coupon and a prop bag) $20; 11:30pm (includes prop bag, no drink coupon)
Cast: No
Website: http://howelloperahouse.com/event/rocky-horror-picture-show/

 

Harbor Cinema, Muskegon, MI
Friday, October 24th at 11:00pm
Tickets: $5
Prop Bags: $4
Cast: No
Website: http://www.harborshowtimes.com/   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/271420269723769/

 

Petoskey Cinema, Petoskey, MI
Friday, October 24th at 11:55pm
Tickets: $10
Prop bags: $5
Cast: North Star Performing Arts
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/295175960676824/

 

Updated! Broadway Theatre, Mt. Pleasant, MI
Friday and Saturday, October 24th and 25th; shows at BOTH 8:00pm and Midnight
Tickets $5.00
Prop bags: $1.00
Cast: CMU cast of Alpha Psi Omega
Costume Contest
Website: https://friendsofthebroadway.org/event/the-rocky-horror-picture-show/

 

Updated! Cinema Detroit, Detroit, MI
Friday and Saturday, October 24th and 25th at 11:30pm
Tickets $8
Props: “We will have prop bags for $5, containing rice, rings, newspapers, flashlights, rubber gloves, noisemakers, toilet paper (Scott brand), UNBUTTERED toast, party hats, bells, and cards. Unconventional conventioneers are encouraged to purchase a bag and used the time and energy saved for their costumes”
Cast: No
Website: http://cinemadetroit.com/

 

Celebration Cinemas (all state wide locations EXCEPT Woodland, Plaza, and Studio C), MI
Friday and Saturdays October 24th and 25th, and October 31st and November 1st.
Showtimes vary by location. Contact your location to be certain.
Tickets: $5
Props: May be available at some locations, but okay to bring your own EXCEPT No rice, No squirt guns.
Cast: No
Website: https://celebrationcinema.com/

 

State Theatre, Ann Arbor, MI
Friday and Saturday, October 24th and 25th at 11:59 PM.
Tickets $7; available on ticketweb.com
Prop bags $5; No rice, confetti, toilet paper allowed. Bags will be searched.
Cast: No
Website: http://www.michtheater.org/shows/rocky-horror/

 

State Theatre, Bay City, MI
Saturday, October 25th at 7:00pm and 10:00pm
Tickets: $5
Props: Bring your own
Cast: No
Website: http://statetheatrebaycity.com/index.php/events/view/219

 

Updated! Michigan Theater, Jackson, MI
Saturday, October 25th Doors will be open at 11 with a preshow at 11:30 and movie at 12
Tickets $10
Prop bags Available at door, $?
Cast: Glorious Garters
Website: http://www.michigantheatre.org/

 

Sun Theatre, Grand Ledge, MI
Saturday, October 25th at 11:30pm
Tickets: $5; Cash Only
Prop bags $2; Cash only
Cast: Yes
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/#!/events/282762928586634/

 

Updated! Sun Theatre, Williamston, MI
Friday, October 31st, Doors will open at 10 pm, pre-show at 10:30 pm and the movie will start at 11 pm.
Tickets: $7
Prop bags: $2
Cast: Yes
Website: http://www.suntheatrewilliamston.com/  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Sun-Theatre-Williamston/54049976439

 

Landmark Main Art, Royal Oak, MI
Friday and Saturday, October 31st and November 1st at Midnight
Tickets $7
Props: No prop bags, they generally don’t allow much to be brought in, we recommend you call ahead
Cast: No
Website: http://www.landmarktheatres.com/flyers/MainArt_mid_2014_0912_1101_web.pdf

 

The Ohio Theatre and Event Center, Toledo, OH
Saturday, November 1st at 11:00pm
Tickets: $10; VIP (onstage) $15
Props: Yes
Cast: Seduction Production
Website: http://ohiotheatretoledo.org

 

NEW! The Social Hall Theatre inside the Ferndale First United Methodist Church, Ferndale, MI
October 24, 25, 30 at 8:00pm
Tickets: $10 Contact for VIP
Cast: Detroit Actor’s Theatre Company
http://www.thedatc.org/current-show.php

 

NEW! Foundry Hall in South Haven
October 25th at 10:00pm
Tickets: $5
Cast:No
http://www.foundryhall.org/ai1ec_event/rocky-horror-picture-show/

 

NEW! MSU – Conrad Hall
November 1st at 9:00pm and 11:30pm
Tickets: With MSU Student ID
Props: Provided
Cast: Michigan Rocky Horror Preservation Society
https://www.facebook.com/events/695717833840128/

 

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Historic Vista Theater, Negaunee, MI (Da UP!)
Rocky Horror SHOW
October 23, 24, 25 and 29, 30, 31 with midnight shows on both the 25th and 31st.
Tickets: $12.00 for 7:30 shows and $15.00 for Midnight shows
Cast: Yes, this is the STAGE PRODUCTION, not the movie.
Website: http://www.vistatheater.org/  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/330974180403946/

 

McMorran Place Theater, Port Huron, MI
Rocky Horror SHOW
Friday and Saturday, October 24th & 25th at 8:00pm, Saturday, October 25th at Midnight
Tickets: $20, $25, & $30 available at McMorran Box Office
Prop Bag: $10
Cast: Yes, this is a STAGE PRODUCTION, not the movie.
Website: http://www.mcmorran.com/

 

James R. DeSana Centre for Arts and Culture (formerly the Wyandotte Arts Center), Wyandotte, MI
Rocky Horror SHOW
October 24 at 11:50pm, 25 at 11:50pm, 30 at 8:00pm, 31 at 11:50pm
Tickets: $25
Cast: Yes, this is the STAGE PRODUCTION, not the movie.
Website: http://www.rockyinthedotte.com/   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rockyinthedotte

 

Copeland Auditorium, Dexter, MI
Rocky Horror SHOW
Thursday, October 30 at 7:30 PM; Friday, October 31 at 7:30 PM; Friday, October 31 at 10 PM; Saturday, November 1 at 7:30 PM; Saturday, November 1 at 10 PM
Tickets: $15 General admission and $20 for the Phantom/Splash Zone (only 40 seats for this “Zone” will be available per show)
Prop Bags: Yes (Price info to come)
Cast: Yes, this is a STAGE PRODUCTION, not the movie. Dexter Community Players
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/383687698453151

 

Dog Story Theater, Grand Rapids, MI
Rocky Horror SHOW
Friday, October 31st at 8:00pm, Saturday, November 1st at 8:00pm, Saturday, November 1st at 11:59pm, Sunday, November 2nd at 3:00pm
Wednesday, November 5th at 8:00pm, Thursday, November 6th at 8:00pm, Friday, November 7th at 8:00pm, Saturday, November 8th at 8:00pm, Saturday, November 8th at 11:59pm, Sunday, November 9th at 3:00pm
Tickets: Advance $18 General Admission $20, Student Rush (day of at door) $15; Prop bags will be on sale, can bring own but NO food items, nor large water guns.
Cast: Yes, this is a STAGE PRODUCTION, not the movie. The University Wits
Website: http://www.dogstorytheater.com/2014/08/19/the-rocky-horror-show-oct-31-nov-9/ 
Cast Website: http://www.theuniversitywits.com/

 

Happy 39th RHPS!

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Rockytober 2014 List coming soon!

We will be posting the list of all the RH showings & plays very soon. If you are in Michigan and in a production of RH or are showing the movie and want to advertise it, contact us!

State Wayne Theatre Under New Ownership

The home of the Michigan Rocky Horror Preservation Society, the State Wayne Theatre in Wayne, Michigan, changed hands as of July 2014. The new owners have many improvements planned for the theater. The most notable change that will take place is targeted for mid-August. They will be replacing all the 70-some year old seats in the entire theater with brand new, pleather, ultra-luxurious, electrically operated recliners! There is a downside to this, however.

The MiRHPS has been knocking the socks off their fans and have been consistently having very full houses and several sold outs as well. To meet the demand, they’ve gone from performing once a month to twice a month. But since the new seats are so much larger than the old, there will be a significantly reduced seating capacity moving forward. What this will mean is every single performance MiRHPS does will sell out completely!

MiRHPS advises everyone who would like to come see them, to be sure to pre-purchase your tickets way ahead of time. Tickets can be purchased either at the box office or online (click on one of their performance dates under UPCOMING SHOWS, then follow the link for online ticketing)

Visit their site at www.MichiganRHPS.com for links to the theater’s ticketing and directions.

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!