The Transylvanian Tramps present… The Rocky Horror Picture Show Shadowcast for Charity
The Transylvanian Tramps have returned for another year of glamour and frivolity, six-inch-high heels, Rock ‘n Roll, interplanetary intercourse, and the Transylvanian way! JOIN US!
We are Lafayette’s Rocky Horror Picture Show Shadowcast! We hope to be one of the most memorable casts you’ll ever see perform Rocky. No matter your color, creed, size, sexual orientation, or belief system - ALL are welcome!
So, what is a shadowcast? A shadow cast is a live performance of a movie while the movie itself plays in the background. It is a fully immersive experience that includes the audience in the performance through prop throws, and audience participation lines (a.k.a. callouts). This tradition has been going on since 1976, a year after the film was released, and it is why the film has remained such a cult classic to this day!
This show follows sweethearts Brad Majors and Janet Weiss, who while traveling to announce their engagement to an old friend, Dr. Everett Von Scott, get stuck with a flat tire during a storm. While searching for a phone to call for help, they discover the eerie mansion of Dr. Frank-N-Furter, a transvestite scientist from the planet of Transsexual in the galaxy of Transylvania. Frank-N-Furter unveils to his guests his latest creation, the “perfect”, muscle, man with golden locks and a gorgeous tan, Rocky. Through thrilling dances, hilarious scenes, and unforgettable songs, Brad and Janet, along with a houseful of wild characters, have an unforgettable night of debauchery, pleasure, and sexual awakening.
7 Reasons Why You Should See a Shadow Cast Show:
It's a Halloween tradition!
Shadowcast performances have actually been going on year-round, since the 1970s! If you’re old enough to see this movie, you’re probably too old to go Trick-or-Treating. So this is a great tradition to be a part of and an awesome way to celebrate Halloween with your friends!
It allows you to interact with theatre without getting onstage. If you have stage fright, but you still want to be a part of the spectacle, audience participation is a HUGE part of Rocky Horror. You and fellow audience members will get squirted with water guns during the scene where it’s raining, and you’ll throw some bread in the air when Frank N. Furter calls for a “toast” at dinner! There’s always something for you to do to be a part of the experience.
There's truly nothing like it! To start, this movie is really weird on its own, but the fact that the film is being performed by actors while it’s screening, that there are callouts, and that there are timed audience responses makes this an experience that flips “going to the movies” on its head! You’re encouraged to be loud, rather than be quiet, and you won’t find that anywhere else.
It promotes body positivity and individuality, and it encourages people to be comfortable in their own skin. Numerous cast members have come to me saying how good they felt about themselves after performing in “Rocky.” They had no idea they could ever be so proud of their own bodies, let alone be confident in their underwear in front of 200+ people. That openness extends to the audience too! We encourage you to wear costumes or lingerie if it makes you feel beautiful, and no one there will judge you for it.
This is one of very few places where it is not only acceptable but encouraged, to throw things and shout profanities. It is very rare that you will be in a place where screaming curse words and dumping confetti everywhere is normal. Anything (except hate speech) goes! The humor is raunchy, but if those kind of jokes are up your alley, you will love it here.
No two shows are ever the same. It's a new and exciting experience each time you see it. In live theatre, you can never perfectly replicate anything. Each time you see the show, it’s going to be a little different!
You’ll never feel more included and loved while in a crowd of strangers.
Rocky Horror just has this magic power to bring people together. You may meet some of your best friends while being a
part of our cast or seeing our shows.
A Rocky-Horror-Virgin’s Guide:
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Stacked Sounds is a live art exhibition and electronic music experience combined. Audience members can expect cerebral, abstract visuals coupled with music that ranges from chill, mellow vibes to high energy dance music. This show features live visual art by Psybernautics and music by Mirage and Stackin.
Psybernautics is a digital art and video producer from Lafayette known for his abstract, psychedelic, and eclectic style. Psybernautics uses computer code languages to generate visual shapes and colors that move and blend with each other. Many times, the visuals will move and react to the live music being played, immersing the audience member in an experience that surrounds the senses.
Mirage is a DJ who has written, arranged, and produced his own music for the last 10 years here in Lafayette, LA. Mirage's sound can be characterized as a blend of psychedelic funk, downtempo, and bass heavy music. Audience members may find themselves dancing, swaying, or bobbing their head to Mirage's versatile array of musical styles and inspirations.
Stackin is an instrumental live band trio that plays a highly improvisational take on modern bass and electronic music. Stackin has been known to blend a wide range of vibes like dub reggae, dance, hip-hop, and jazz all into one unique style. Typical Stackin 'jams' feature the band playing a structured part of a song, then drifting off into an improvisational section, eventually going into a different song or finishing the one they started. This mix-and-match approach lends itself to endless opportunities for fusion of styles and completely open jams.
This event is Pre-Sales only, that means NO tickets will be sold at the door the night of. In keeping with safe distancing guidelines, this will be a 50-person capacity show. Tickets MUST be purchased in advance. Masks will be required for this show and must be worn in the theater portion of the building. Bar will be open until 11 PM in the lobby. No drinks will be allowed in the theater (where masks must be worn). Doors will open at 8 PM and the show will start at 9 PM.
POSTPONED - The Weaning Process
The Weaning Process is a local improv troupe that experiments in both short and long forms. Every Second Saturday ArtWalk, they bring you a show with a new theme, format, or gimmick. Don't miss the fun!