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The Rocky Horror Show Opens Nov. 2 in the Kent State School of Theatre and Dance

Posted Oct. 3, 2012

Kent State University's School of Theatre and Dance continues its 2012-13 production season with Richard O'Brien's The Rocky Horror Show from Nov. 2-11 in Kent State's E. Turner Stump Theatre at the Music and Speech Building at 1325 Theatre Dr., Kent, Ohio.

Daniel Raymond Nadon, associate professor of theatre at Kent State Trumbull, will direct this production of the cult-classic show. The interactive rock musical follows innocent couple Brad and Janet as they encounter the mad transvestite scientist, Dr. Frank N. Furter and his new creation, Rocky Horror. The Rocky Horror Show is intended for mature audiences.

"The Rocky Horror Show is pure fun," Nadon said. "Audiences can expect a young energetic cast, a rock-concert vibe, edgy choreography, and a sexy, steampunk revisioning of this classic tale for a new generation of fans."

Senior theatre studies major Liz Casper will play the role of Janet, and senior theatre studies major Jace Craft will star opposite Casper as Brad. Dr. Frank N. Furter will be played by senior theatre studies major Jayson Kolbicz.

Students are also leading some technical aspects of the show, with senior theatre studies majors Carly Shiner and Brian Chismar designing light and sound, respectively.

Shows run Wednesday, Nov. 2, through Sunday, Nov. 11.  The Nov. 4 and 11 performances will be held at 2 p.m., and all others will be held at 8 p.m.

Single tickets for The Rocky Horror Show are free for full-time undergraduate KSU students, $8 for non-KSU students with valid ID or students under 18, $14 for KSU faculty, staff and Alumni Association members, $12 for seniors (60+) and $16 for adults. Groups of 10 or more are $10 per person.

Tickets are available at the performing arts box office, located in the lobby of the Roe Green Center in the Music and Speech Center at 1325 Theatre Drive on the campus of Kent State University. Tickets and more information are also available by calling 330-672-ARTS (2787) or by visiting theatre.kent.edu.

Flex passes for three, four or seven theatre and dance productions are available for purchase until Oct. 13. Prices for the flex passes run $42-$98 for Adults; $30-$70 for seniors, KSU faculty, staff and alumni association members and $19.50-$45.50 for non-KSU students with valid ID. For tickets or more information call 330-672-ARTS (2787).

The School of Theatre and Dance 2012-2013 season will continue following The Rocky Horror Show with Winterplay on Nov. 30-Dec. 2; The Roe Green Visiting Director Series presents Spring Awakening on Feb. 15-24, directed by Tony award-winning actor Michael Ruppert; BFA Senior Dance Concert and Student Dance Festival on March 14-17; Kent Dance Ensemble's New View on April 5-7; and William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream on April 19-28.

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For more information contact:
Effie Tsengas, etsengas@kent.edu, 330-672-8398