The Guyer Opera House Presents
The Rocky Horror Show is a musical with music, lyrics and book by Richard O’Brien. A humorous tribute to the science fiction and horror B movies of the late 1940s through to the early 1970s, the musical tells the story of a newly engaged couple getting caught in a storm and coming to the home of a mad transvestite scientist, Dr Frank N. Furter, unveiling his new creation, a sort of Frankenstein-style monster in the form of an artificially made, fully grown, physically perfect muscle man named Rocky Horror, complete “with blond hair and a tan”.
The Rocky Horror Picture Show is a powerful musical that sparked a cult movement through its movie musical adaptation. Rocky Horror’s magnetic power not only drew audiences in and kept them coming back for more but also roused them to blur the boundaries between stage and audience through audience pantomime. This allowed audiences to enter the fantasy and ritual of the world. Rocky Horror brings together people from all walks of life and through its compelling attraction explores, in the spirit of glam rock, the liberation from normative heterosexuality, celebration of androgyny and queer sexual awakenings.