Photo album: dress rehearsal for The Rocky Horror Show

The Rocky Horror Picture Show posterThe NAG’s new play, The Rocky Horror Show, debuts tonight at the Northfield Arts Guild Theater. The cast includes Adam Andreasen, Melinda Emanuel, Ann Etter, Brendon Etter, Hannah France, Mary Hahn, Nathan Kuhlman, Elizabeth Mitchell, Raelene Ostberg, Michael Pender, Megan Proft, Paul Seguin and Shari Setchell. Director: Libby Glimsdal, Music Director: Chris Ganza, Choreographer: Mary Hahn.

The show is “Not recommended for children.” And maybe not you either, Grandmaw. (See this Wikipedia entry for more about the original play, The Rocky Horror Show, and this entry for the 1975 film The Rocky Horror Picture Show.)

You can see NAG ticket availability by show and can purchase tickets online. See the links on the plays page.

See the album of 40+ photos or this slideshow:

20 thoughts on “Photo album: dress rehearsal for The Rocky Horror Show”

  1. WOW- I am so hoping that I can wrap up all of my pre-Gala work so I can catch Opening Night. It looks absolutely terrific!

  2. Some Grandmaws were in the audience opening night and LOVED the show. However, viewer beware, this is some strong “sex, drugs and rock’n’roll” kind of stuff.

  3. By the way, a hearty “thank you” to our wonderful audiences on opening weekend! You made it so rewarding and fun to perform.

    Your enthusiasm and support at this, and all NAG performances, are so very, very much appreciated.

  4. Mr. Wigley, these photos are fabulous.
    Can we work out a deal so I can run one or two alongside our Rocky review in the Manitou Messenger at St. Olaf?

    Sorry I’m resorting the blog commenting, but I’ve tried various other methods of communication and they have ALL failed.

    Annie Ashby
    Arts Editor
    Manitou Messenger

  5. Thanks for the compliment, Annie. You should have an email from me now. Yes, use whatever photos you want. Credit is nice but not required. However, you might want to use the high-res versions of the photos so let me know if you’d like them.

  6. Griff,

    There’s a cheat sheet in the participation kit that we are selling in the lobby before the show. That will be a starter. There are a couple call-out lines that get used throughout the play that you’ll pick up on. There’s a great deal of variety in the call-out lines that have developed throughout the years; so nothing too standardized. Some of the funniest ones are the lines no one has heard before. I’m more wondering what men will have the courage to show up in high heels and fishnet stockings. I don’t know if any male audience members have done that yet. Ed Kuhlman showed up in a huge wig, Dolly Parton-type chest implants and a night gown, but I don’t know if he had fishnets and high heels.

    Get your gams, boys; they’re robbing the stage!

  7. Yes, Ed was wearing fishnet stockings and high-heeled shoes (size 12). His dress was actually a maid’s uniform; on him it did look like a nightgown. And me with no camera! Although several other attendees took his picture.

  8. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you to our wonderful audiences! The Halloween crowds, particularly the midnight crowd, had to be the most raucous bunch ever to take in a show in Northfield. It was rather intense. I paced backstage before my entrance listening to the nearly constant roar from the audience, and thought… “Wow…” and, again, “Wow…” and, once in a while, I thought, “Hot damn!” I waited and waited to go on, shivering in antici …………………………………….. PATION!

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