September 22, 2015
For: IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Kirsten Park
CALENDAR – UTAH THEATRE
October 22 – 24, 2015
Pioneer Theatre Company Announces
Will Swenson to play “Dr. Frank N. Furter”
In PTC’S The Rocky Horror Show
Utah State Senator Jim Dabakis to reprise role as “The Narrator”
Salt Lake City- Pioneer Theatre Company announces key cast members for this year’s production of The Rocky Horror Show-Concert Version, which will run for four performances October 22-24, 2015.
Broadway’s WILL SWENSON will play “Dr. Frank N. Furter.” Swenson, originally from Salt Lake City, Utah, most recently performed as “Javert” in Broadway’s Les Misèrables . In 2009, he was nominated for a Tony Award for the hit revival of Hair , and was also in Broadway’s Brooklyn ,Lestat , P riscilla Queen of the Desert and 110 in the Shade .
Utah State Senator JAMES DABAKIS, a hit in last year’s production, will reprise his role as The Narrator.
Directed and choreographed by PTC Artistic Director Karen Azenberg, the principal cast members include: ERIC SANTAGATA and ASHLEY CARLSON as Brad and Janet, DAVID BEACH as Dr. Scott,GINGER BESS as Magenta, CARLTON BLUFORD as Riff-Raff, ADAM PELLEGRINE as Rocky, andLATOYA RHODES as Columbia.
PTC produced Rocky in 2014, where it played to capacity audiences. Performances will be at 8 p.m. on October 22nd and 23rd, and at 5 p.m. and 10 p.m. on October 24th.
A fun-loving tribute to horror and science fiction B-movies of years ago, The Rocky Horror Show tells the wacky tale of innocent couple Brad and Janet. Newly engaged, their car breaks down in the woods on the proverbial dark-and-stormy night. They soon meet Dr. Frank N. Furter, the “Sweet Transvestite” mad scientist who is about to reveal his latest Frankenstein-esque creation. With a little help from drive-in usherettes, creepy sidekicks, and, of course, the “Time Warp,” Brad and Janet usher in the Halloween season. Contains strong sexual themes and language.
What is a “Concert Version?” This is a choreographed production of the entire show, performed with scripts-in-hand and an on-stage orchestra, costuming and limited set.
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Pioneer Theatre Company
The Rocky Horror Show – Concert Version
Book, Music and Lyrics by Richard O’Brien
Thursday, October 22, 2015 at 8:00 p.m.
Friday, October 23, 2015 at 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, October 24, 2015 at 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, October 24, 2015 at 10:00 p.m.
Simmons Pioneer Memorial Theatre
300 South 1400 East, Salt Lake City
$25 – $40 ($5 more on the day of the show)
Box Office: 801-581-6961
Open 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Mon. – Fri
Pioneer Theatre Company operates under an agreement between the League of Resident Theatres (LORT) and Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of professional actors and stage managers in the United States. Pioneer Theatre Company, Utah’s only fully professional theatre, performs at Roy W. and Elizabeth E. Simmons Pioneer Memorial Theatre, located on the University of Utah campus at 300 South and 1400 East in Salt Lake City, easily accessible by TRAX light rail. Free parking is also available and the theatre is equipped with an elevator, handicap parking, hearing assistance devices and other easy-access features.