Live theater tends to be more thrilling than film, largely due to the heightened odds of seeing someone flub a line or deliver a stirring monologue while sitting in your lap. Vicariously live the freewheeling thespian life with today’s Groupon: for $10, you get one ticket to The Rocky Horror Show at the AllWays Lounge and Theatre (a $20 value). Shows run June 10 through July 2 on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays at 8 p.m., and midnight on Fridays and Saturdays starting June 17.
Under the direction of Jonne Dendinger, the AllWays Lounge whisks audiences on a theatrical time warp during this vamp-tastic intergalactic musical stage show that inspired the cult-classic 1975 film. The plot follows newly engaged sweethearts Brad and Janet as a flat tire forces them to seek aid at a mysterious castle, where they find themselves at the mercy of a group of flamboyant extraterrestrials. Comedian and local thespian Becky Allen narrates this biting parody of sci-fi B movies, starring Marquee Award–winner Adam Alonso as Dr. Frank N. Furter, the Transylvanians' flamboyant, gender-bending leader, who is as obsessed with seducing the show's heroes as he is with creating the perfect man and inventing the world's first sequined hot dog. Devotees of the midnight musical can compete for prizes in Rocky Horror-inspired contests, games, and sing-alongs during "Transylvanian Madness,” which kicks off an hour before showtime.
Audience members are encouraged to arrive in costume, but no home-brought props will be allowed in the theater. The box office opens one hour before showtime, and though the theater seats 100 guests, seating arrangements, like a dance battle at the DMV, are first come, first served.