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:


  1. Ann Etter said:

    Griff- fantastic photos! Thanks for coming to the preview last night! I hope you enjoyed the show.

    October 17, 2008
  2. Griff Wigley said:

    You’re welcome, Ann. I only saw the first half and most of that was when my brain was inside my camera. So I’ll be back for the real thing.

    October 17, 2008
  3. Jane Fenton said:

    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!

    October 17, 2008
  4. Thanks, Griff, for the great shots.

    Some tickets remain for tonight but are disappearing fast. Show up at the purple doors at 411 W. 3rd Street and get in before they’re gone.

    October 17, 2008
  5. Jane McWilliams said:

    Not recommended for Grandmaw?
    Shoot, and I was planning on taking it in tomorrow night!

    October 17, 2008
  6. Libby Glimsdal said:

    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.

    October 18, 2008
  7. i am SO excited for this. already bought my tickets for the halloween, midnight showing!

    are audience members allowed to dress up too?

    October 19, 2008
  8. “You better believe it, baby!”

    October 19, 2008
  9. 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.

    October 20, 2008
  10. Annie Ashby said:

    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

    October 20, 2008
  11. Griff Wigley said:

    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.

    October 21, 2008
  12. Griff Wigley said:

    Hey, cast members, how might clueless audience members (like me) learn the audience participation stuff? I need coaching before I show up on Friday night.

    October 21, 2008
  13. 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!

    October 21, 2008
  14. Barb Kuhlman said:

    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.

    October 22, 2008
  15. Yeah! Big props to Ed Kuhlman! Who’ll do the stockings and high heels this weekend?

    October 22, 2008
  16. Thanks to the entire Rocky Horror Picture Show production. I saw it tonight — on my 40th birthday — and it was great. Correction: it was really, really great.

    November 1, 2008
  17. BEAUTIFUL. I honestly cannot stop listening to the soundtrack now… I really should sleep after that ordeal.

    November 1, 2008
  18. 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!

    November 2, 2008

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