The Rocky Horror Show

Musical

Writers: Richard O'Brien

Overview

Show Information

Category
Musical
Number of Acts
2
First Produced
1973
Genres
Comedy, Dark Comedy, Satire, Fairy Tale/Fantasy
Settings
Contemporary, Multiple Settings, Unit/Single Set
Time & Place
the castle of dr. frank 'n' furter, the 1950s
Cast Size
medium
Orchestra Size
Rock Combo
Dancing
Some Dance
Licensor
Casting Notes
Mostly male cast
Includes adult, young adult, mature adult characters

Synopsis

One fateful night, Brad Majors and his fiancée, Janet Weiss — a wholesome, well-behaved, utterly normal young couple in love — innocently set out to visit an old professor. Unfortunately for them, this night out is destined to be one they will never forget. A thunderstorm and a flat-tire force them to seek help at the castle of Dr. Frank ’N’ Furter, an alien, transvestite scientist with a manic genius and insatiable libido. Brad, Janet, and Frank’ N’ Furter’s cohorts are swept up into the scientist’s latest experiment. The night’s misadventures will cause Brad and Janet to question everything they’ve known about themselves, each other, love, and lust. A loving homage to the classic B sci-fi film and horror genres with an irresistible rock’n’roll score, The Rocky Horror Show is a hilarious, wild ride that no audience will soon forget.

Lead Characters