October 22, 23, and 24, 2015

Music, Lyrics, and Book by Richard O’Brien

Returning after a sold out run in 2014!

In a rambunctious tribute to horror 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 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.

Important Dates

Monday–Thursday 7:00 PM
Friday & Saturday 7:30 PM
Saturday 2:00 PM

ASL-interpreted performance: Saturday, October 7th @ 2 PM



Bonnie Black
Amy Bodnar
Gisela Chípe
Edward Juvier
Matthew McGloin
Andrea Morales
Alec Ruiz
Robert Scott Smith
John Tufts

Creative Team

KAREN AZENBERG (Director/Choreographer) This marks Karen Azenberg’s fourth season as Artistic Director at PTC. Last season she directed The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, The Rocky Horror Show, Alabama Story and The Music Man. In previous seasons
she has directed and/or choreographed Something’s Afoot, A Few Good Men, Sweet Charity, A Christmas Carol –The Musical, Next to Normal (Regional Premiere), Rent, Miss Saigon, and she created the musical staging for the record- breaking 2007 production of Les Misérables.Originally from New York, her work there includes Lyrics and Lyricists (92nd St. Y), Blocks (a collaboration with Jonathan Larson), Prom Queens Unchained, and choreography for Richard Greenberg’s The Dazzle (Roundabout). Other credits include national tours of Carousel andBrigadoonWest Side Story (over 15 productions), and productions at Indiana Rep, Geva, Alabama Shakespeare Festival, Goodspeed, and many others. Karen is on the Board of the New York Musical Theatre Festival and a past President of the Stage Director and Choreographers Society (SDC). Her favorite productions are her son Alexander and her daughter Emelia.

LENNY DANIEL (Associate Director/Choreographer) Mr. Daniel has assisted Ms. Azenberg on such great shows as The Rocky Horror Picture Show (Concert), Sweet CharityA Christmas Carol: The Musical (PTC), Mary PoppinsPeter Pan (Alabama Shakespeare), Brigadoon,Carousel (Troika & NYU), West Side Story (Virginia Opera) and The Hunchback of Notre Dame(NYC workshop). He directed and choreographed Mid-Life! The Crisis Musical at TexArts Theater, assistant directed The Wizard of Oz National Tour starring Mickey Rooney and Eartha Kitt and assistant choreographed GiGi (Papermill Playhouse). Mr. Daniel happily assisted Ann Reinking and performed in Here Lies Jenny starring Bebe Neuwirth (NYC & SF). Performing creditsinclude: Broadway: Cats–Final Company, The Wizard of Oz. NYC: Sinatra (Radio City),Wonderful Town (NYC Opera). Tours: SpamalotChicagoSouth PacificCamelotJekyll & Hyde. Regional: Sweet Charity, A Christmas Carol: The Musical (PTC), Two Gentlemen of Verona (Baltimore CenterStage), Mary PoppinsPeter Pan (Alabama Shakespeare), GiGi andEvita (Papermill). Grammy Nominated Cast album The Wizard of Oz.

HELEN GREGORY (Musical Director) is returning to conduct her seventh production for the Pioneer Theatre Company (RentIn the HeightsSomething’s AfootSpelling BeeRocky Horror-2014, Fiddler on the Roof). Thanks to Karen Azenberg for letting me play in this glorious sandbox and for making my job delightfully fun. Thanks, too, to the boys in this band for making me feel like a rock star. Off-Broadway credits include: NY Theatre Workshop, The Vineyard, Public Theatre, LaMama E.T.C. Regional theatres: Maltz Jupiter Theatre- (received 10 Carbonell nominations, Winner 2011 for Crazy For You), Asolo Repertory Theatre (Winner Sarasota Magazine Theatre Awards 2009- Best Musical Direction for Barnum), The Alliance Theatre, Arkansas Repertory Theatre, The Goodman Theatre, Human Race Theatre Company, New Jersey Repertory Company, Paper Mill Playhouse, Laguna Playhouse & The Hangar Theatre. Helen lives in Durango, CO. To Mom- thanks for paying for my piano lessons!

AARON SWENSON (Costume Designer) is excited to be back for his second year as Costume Designer for The Rocky Horror Show. Most recently, Aaron designed costumes for Salt Lake Shakespeare’s productions of You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown and Twelfth Night; he will also be designing costumes for the world premieres of Two Dollar Bill at PTC and Booksmart at Plan-B Theatre Company. Additional design credits: Geography Club and Avenue Q (University of Utah Department of Theatre); Hedwig and the Angry Inch (Plan-B Theatre, 3rd Revival);Assassins, tick…tick…BOOM! and The Great American Trailer Park Musical (Dark Horse Company Theatre); Nine Dragons, There’s a Monster in My Closet!, and The Dinosaur Musical(University of Utah Youth Theatre). Aaron is currently in his ninth season as Pioneer Theatre Company’s Wardrobe Supervisor and Head of Costume Crafts. In addition to his work in wardrobe, design, and crafts, Aaron has worked as a professional actor in Utah since 1997. Salt Lake audiences may recognize Aaron from Saturday’s Voyeur at Salt Lake Acting Company, or from his multiple stints in the title role in Hedwig and the Angry Inch (Plan-B). Aaron will be returning to the stage this fall in Pygmalion Productions’ production of Buyer and Cellar. 

KIRK BOOKMAN (Lighting Designer) New York credits include Charles Busch’s The Tribute Artist, The Divine Sister. OffBroadway: What Then at the Ohio Theater, The Cook at Intar Theatre 53, Recent Tragic Events at Playwrights Horizons (starring Heather Graham). Broadway (National Actors Theatre): The Sunshine Boys (Jack Klugman and Tony Randall), The Gin Game (Julie Harris and Charles Durning), Gentlemen Prefer Blondes and Right You Are. Irish Repertory Company: Playboy of the Western WorldEclipsedThe Importance of Being Earnestand Major Barbara. Other New York: Mondo DramaHavana is WaitingForce Continuum(Atlantic Theater Company), My One Good Nerve (starring Ruby Dee), The Green Heart at Manhattan Theatre Club, The ShawlRude EntertainmentThe Book of Liz (David and Amy Sedaris), Les MIZrahi (Isaac Mizrahi), Hope is the Thing with FeathersAs Thousands Cheerand June Moon. Regionally, Mr. Bookman has designed at such notable theaters as Goodspeed Opera House, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, and Pittsburgh Public Theater, Repertory Theatre of St Louis and Utah Shakespeare Festival. Ballet: English National Ballet, Santiago Ballet, Cincinnati Ballet, Kansas City Ballet and Hungarian National Ballet. Projects with the San Francisco Symphony include The ThomashefskysOf Thee I SingOedipus RexThe Nightingale and A Flowering Tree directed by Peter Sellars.

With Distinction of London’s Alchemea College of Audio Engineering, Joshua comes to PTC with many years of experience in professional audio systems repair and design, and has established himself as an exceptional live sound engineer in both London and Salt Lake City. Joshua is looking forward to a successful third season working in theater design with Pioneer Theatre Company. His other projects of note include working with Sommerset House for the 2012 Olympic Games, and PTC’s Elf—The Musical, A Few Good Men, Much Ado About Nothing , Deathtrap, Sweet Charity, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, The Rocky Horror Show, One Man, Two Guvnors, Alabama Story, The Crucible, I Hate Hamlet and The Music Man.

AMANDA FRENCH (Hair and Makeup) has been a Makeup and Hair Designer for over 25 years. She has worked for Montana Shakespeare in the Parks, The Utah Shakespeare Festival, The Utah Opera, Egyptian Theatre Company and the University of Texas at Austin. She is a contributing writer in the tenth edition of Stage Makeup by Corson, Glavan and Norcross, and her work can also be seen in The Costume Technicians Handbook by Ingham and Covey, andWig Making and Styling: A Complete Guide for Theatre and Film by Ruskai and Lowery. She attended the College-Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati where she studied with Hair and Makeup Designer Lenna Kaleva. She is a member of the United States Institute for Theatre Technology (USITT) and a current University of Utah adjunct professor of wigs and makeup.



Study Guide

Content Advisory

Hello Dolly!

SYNOPSIS: Jerry Herman’s energetic Hello, Dolly! is a musical filled with charisma and heart. Matchmaker Dolly Levi is a widow, a matchmaker, and also a professional meddler –but everything changes when she decides that the next match she needs to make is to find someone for herself. Set in New York City at the turn of the century, Hello Dolly! is boisterous and charming from start to finish. Dolly Levi is one of the strongest and richest starring roles for a woman ever written for musical theatre.

LANGUAGE:  A few mild uses of  “damn.”

SMOKING AND DRINKING:  The characters sing of smoking although none is depicted, and wine and champagne are consumed during dinners.

SEX:  None.


FOR WHICH AUDIENCES?  Hello, Dolly! is suitable for all ages.


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