Live Shadowcast Screenings: Repo! The Genetic Opera and The Rocky Horror Picture Show
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The last date listed for Repo! The Genetic Opera/The Rocky Horror Picture Show was Friday July 12, 2013 / 10:00pm.
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The ballet goes burlesque! Written by Mark-Brian Sonna, A Bur-Less-Q Nutcracker finds the ladies of a local book club in dire need of cash. To that end, the club decides to stage Tchaikovsky's famous ballet as a fundraiser. But thanks to a disastrous piña colada casserole at a pre-show party, the hired cast of ballet dancers falls ill and the ladies are forced to re-cast the show with members of a stranded burlesque troupe that happens to be stuck in town. The ensuing performance by the Velvet Kittens might not feature any nudity, but it does contain a festive string of sexual puns, adult language and bump-and-grind dance numbers. The production is recommended for mature audiences in the mood for a seasonal send-up. Learn More
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The shows by Amber Does Dallas feature a full, live cast. Audience participation is not only encouraged — it's required!
Shadowcasting is any performance in which the cinema and live theater are combined to create a unique interactive experience which not only encourages audience participation – it requires it. This interaction usually comes in the form of shouting out comedic lines and the use of certain props at key points in the movie. A typical shadowcast show is made of four elements.
1.The Movie – the film being shadowcast, playing on a screen behind the stage.
2.The Actors – the people acting out the action of the movie, on the stage.
3.The Riffers – performers in the audience, who bring the audience into the show.
4.The Audience – the people interacting with the show.
Shadowcasting has roots in the Italian street theater of the 16th century. Performers would play their roles in the street and other actors - pretending to be part of the audience - would encourage the people around them to talk back to the actors, becoming a part of the show. But despite drawing upon this long tradition of interactive theater, Shadowcasting in its modern form is a relatively young art.
Repo! the Genetic Opera
In the year 2056 — the not so distant future — an epidemic of organ failures devastates the planet. Out of the tragedy, a savior emerges: GeneCo, a biotech company that offers organ transplants, for a price. Those who miss their payments are scheduled for repossession and hunted by villainous Repo Men. In a world where surgery addicts are hooked on painkilling drugs and murder is sanctioned by law, a sheltered young girl searches for the cure to her own rare disease as well as information about her family's mysterious history. After being sucked into the haunting world of GeneCo, she is unable to turn back, as all of her questions will be answered at the wildly anticipated spectacular event: The Genetic Opera.
The Rocky Horror Picture Show
It all began in the early 1970s when a young musician/actor named Richard O’Brien teamed with director Jim Sharman to create a musical tribute to classic horror movies and classic rock. Originally titled They Came From Denton High, the show was renamed The Rocky Horror Show just before its’ first preview. It opened in London in June 1973 and was an instant success. It opened in the USA nine months later, at the legendary Roxy Theater in Los Angeles. The Roxy’s owner, record producer Lou Adler, introduced the show to several executives from 20th Century Fox and convinced them that a film adaptation of Rocky Horror would be a hit.
The Rocky Horror Picture Show tells the story of Brad and Janet – a young, ordinary, healthy couple. On the way to announce their engagement to their favorite teacher, Dr. Scott, the two are waylaid by a flat tire. With a storm moving in, the two are forced to seek shelter at a nearby spooky castle, where the bizarre Dr. Frank N. Furter is hosting a party for several unconventional conventionists. What follows is a descent into decadence, as Frank violates the laws of nature and basic decency in creating the perfect man – the titular Rocky – and hijinks ensue.
About the Ticket Supplier: Lakewood Theater
The Lakewood Theater, Dallas' sole remaining single-screen movie palace in anything resembling its original condition. Still showing films, still entertaining audiences, the Lakewood draws audiences from a wider geographical area, to watch a wider variety of entertainment choices than ever before. The Lakewood Theater is located at 1825 Abrams Parkway in Dallas TX just a few minutes from downtown Dallas and a short drive from most area locations.