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Lakewood Theater
1825 Abrams Parkway Dallas, TX 75214
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2.9 / 5 Rated by 13 members
Review from Jessica Michelle Barnes
7 events 5 reviews

Had a great time. The "actors" were great, really into their characters and wildly funny. I only wish that I had been able to hear all of the comments and heckles.

reviewed Mar 09 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from williamcowling
11 events 2 reviews

Beyond fabulous! The cast was incredible. And SOOOO nice.

reviewed Sep 22 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Goldstar Member
6 events 2 reviews

They would not allow any props which basically takes away from the entire audience participation. Instead of showing the movie, which some people actually wanted to watch, they just ran it behind the "performers" on stage. At the same time,...continued

reviewed Aug 23 2013 report as inappropriate
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The shows by Amber Does Dallas feature a full, live cast. Audience participation is not only encouraged – it is 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 shadow-cast, 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 theaters, shadowcasting in its modern form is a relatively young art.

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.

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