The Rocky Horror Picture Show is infamous for its raunchy screenings. Expect nothing different for Charleston Ballet Theatre’s version of the cult classic. The movie follows newlyweds Brad Majors (Barry Bostwick) and Janet Weiss (Susan Sarandon) as they seek refuge in the mansion of one Dr. Frank N. Furter. Debauchery and decadence ensue in what some consider the greatest rock opera of all time.
Charleston Ballet Theater’s “shadow-cast” adds another element to the film with interpretive dancers behind the screen mirroring the action in the movie. Audience members are encouraged to wear full costume and to expect all the bells and whistles that typically accompany a Rocky Horror screening.
Shine hosts the opening night cocktail party from 5:30-7 p.m. After the show you can head over to Fish Restaurant across the street from CBT’s Black Box Theatre for “Brad & Janet’s Wedding Reception.” With a hearse parked outside and two special cocktails (the Time Warp and Sweet Janet) awaiting you inside, you’ll be on your way to a memorable Halloween. —Patrick McGinn