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Do the ‘Time Warp’ again: The Rocky Horror Picture Show

The cast of “The Rocky Horror Picture Show,” put on by One Stage Family Theatre, who will perform at the Elks Theatre and Performing Arts Center Saturday, Oct. 27. (Tamee Niekamp/Courtesy)

The cast of “The Rocky Horror Picture Show,” put on by One Stage Family Theatre, who will perform at the Elks Theatre and Performing Arts Center Saturday, Oct. 27. (Tamee Niekamp/Courtesy)

One Stage Family Theatre puts on ‘Rocky Horror Picture Show’ at the Elks

It’s meatloaf… again at the Elks Theatre and Performing Arts Center this weekend where One Stage Family Theatre puts on a stage performance of “The Rocky Horror Picture Show.”

With the live band, preshow and costume contest, it’s pretty much going to be the same as last year, said One Stage Family Theatre’s Tamee Niekamp. Additionally, there are not only a few actors new to One Stage Family Theatre in the production, but some actors completely new to theater, she said. It’s quite the experience for them to have “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” as their first experience, Niekamp said.

“It’s going really good, the voices, the singing,” she said. “We decided to just kind of keep the same flow going through the show … and having new faces up there is always fun to have.”

Showing for one night only at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, Tickets for the show are $25 for VIP seating and $20 for general seating and are available online at www.prescottelkstheater.com, by calling 928-777-1370 or at the door one hour prior to the performance.”

Callouts continue to be welcomed and encouraged, but there is no throwing of items due to it being at the Elks Theatre and Performing Arts Center as well as how throwing things are usually for shadowcast performances, when the actors are mimicking the movie, rather than an actual live stage production, Niekamp said.

Costumes are encouraged and the show is only for adults ages 18 and over.

As far as callouts, there will be instances when the cast thinks they’ve heard everything there is to shout, but then someone will throw out something different and new they haven’t heard before, she said.

“The Rocky Horror Picture Show” isn’t the only event going on that Saturday though as One Stage Family Theatre also has a fundraiser at Bill’s Grill, 333 S. Montezuma St., from 4 to 10 p.m. where 15 percent of the bill goes to the organization. It’s valid for dine-in, carry-out and non-alcoholic beverages.

Diners can mention One Stage Family Theatre or can go to the organization’s Facebook page, www.facebook.com/onestagefamilytheatre, and print or take a picture of the flyer to show their server.

It’s something new One Stage Family Theatre is doing and it’s because things can get pretty expensive, Niekamp said.

“There’s the cost of the upcoming rentals of the theater; the rights to the plays, people tend to forget that we’ve got to pay for the rights of the plays, then there’s costuming,” she said. “There’s always extra expenses.”

With the timing of the fundraiser at the restaurant, it’s a chance to have dinner and a show or maybe see a show and get some dinner all while benefitting One Stage Family Theatre, Niekamp said.

For more information about “The Rocky Horror Picture Show,” visit www.prescottelkstheater.com.

The Elks Theatre and Performing Arts Center is located at 117 E. Gurley St.

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