Start a new Chicago tradition: Underscore Theatre Company's first annual fundraiser production of "The Rocky Horror Show" this October!
Chicago does not have a live Rocky Horror company. Until now.
From October 20th to early morning on Halloween, Underscore Theatre Company is thrilled to present a re-imagined benefit production of The Rocky Horror Show that embraces the show's underground roots and deep love of science fiction movies. This production is the first in what we believe will be Chicago's newest annual Halloween tradition.
Our Rocky imagines the musical taking place as Brad and Janet fall asleep in a classic movie theater and together enter a strange, phantasmagorical world that combines the elements of the theater with the stars and creatures they have seen in the previews of their movie. The music, orchestrated by David Kornfeld, introduces a wider variety of musical styles from gospel and soul to reggae and ska into Rocky's classic songs, including "Hot Patootie," "Dammit, Janet," and "Touch-a, Touch-a, Touch-a, Touch Me."
Note bene: The Underground Lounge, our venue, is a bar. Unfortunately that means that everyone attending must be 21+. The good news is that drinks are VERY easy to attain!
The original Rocky Horror was performed in a non-traditional theatre space without the separating effect of a proscenium or a "fourth wall." We're bringing our production back to these roots by performing in a bar: The Underground Lounge at 952 West Newport Avenue, Chicago IL, 60657. Performances include an interactive pre-show that begins at show time.*
You can find our beautiful website at www.chicagorocky.com
You need to email US with your reservations after you donate--let us know the number of tickets and for which night at email@example.com.
Our performance dates are:
Thursday, October 20th at 8pm
Friday, October 21st at 8pm
Saturday, October 22nd at midnight
Thursday, October 27th at 8pm
Friday, October 28th at 8pm
Saturday, October 29th at midnight
Sunday, October 30th, with a special Halloween party, at midnight (technically the 31st!)
And this Kickstarter is the only (read that again: the ONLY) way to order your tickets in advance. Tickets are a suggested donation of $18-25, and as you'll see, they are included in our incentives list.
If you're from out of town or can't make the show for whatever reason, we would still love your help! We're a new company and we have to pay for rights to the show, rehearsal space, our venue, sets, lights, costumes, band, advertising...pretty much everything. Any amount, no matter how small (or generous), will be enormously helpful toward making Rocky the spectacular time we know it can be. We'll even thank you in our program and on our website!
So rose-tint our world. Right now we dream it. Help us be it.
*In consideration of your time and because we would like all of our audience to experience the pre-show, we have decided to move the pre-show back to 8pm (or 12pm, given the show). You can ignore the "7pm" listed in the rewards. We want to save you some of that rush-hour traffic.
Send your reservation requests to firstname.lastname@example.org. We will also be updating regularly about which nights are filling up.
Just donate the amount you would be donating for multiple tickets, select the "ticket" reward option, and clarify to us what (and how many tickets) you're looking for when you email about your reservation.
We do have midnight shows! There's a little bit of math involved here. If for an 8pm show you need to arrive at 7pm for the pre-show, then for a midnight show...drumroll please...the pre-show will begin at 11pm and you'll forfeit a ticket at 11:50. So come early, get a drink, and party with us!
Sorry for the confusion! Initally we'd planned an hour-long pre-show, but in consideration of time, traffic, and the number of audience members we'd like to have enjoy the pre-show, we have moved it back to the listed start time of the show. This way everyone can get into the "Rocky Horror" mood together, without stragglers wandering in throughout.
We definitely encourage the full "Rocky Horror" experience with props for the audience! However, our venue has some things they wouldn't like thrown around, and for safety's sake, the only projectile props we'll be accepting will be sold in prop bags at the front door. Don't worry, they won't cost much. As for physical props, if you want to bring a corset, a stuffed snake, or anything else as part of your costume, you're welcome to, as long as it doesn't shoot water or projectiles.
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Riff Raff's Riff Raff: Your name in our program and on our website as one of our donors.Estimated delivery:
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Eddie's Teddies: An exclusive pre-sale ticket. When the project clears, send us a message with your first and second choice of nights. Please arrive by 7pm at the start of the pre-show; you will forfeit your reservation at 10 minutes before the show begins at 8pm.Estimated delivery:
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Whatever Happened To Saturday Night: "Rocky's Midnight Package:" A ticket to a Saturday midnight show plus a prop bag (the authentic "Rocky Horror" experience!). See ticket details at the above incentive level.Estimated delivery:
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Science Fiction Double Feature: Two Midnight Packages plus a phone-sing--have the cast sing a message or song to a person of your choice or record a Halloween voicemail. Also receive a signed poster!Estimated delivery:
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Rose Tint My World: Two tickets to our Halloween party that includes a free drawings with prizes, including Lookingglass theatre tickets! The party includes tickets to our Halloween midnight show on the 30th and two prop bags. Meet and greet the cast and learn to dance the Time Warp with us!Estimated delivery:
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Charles Atlas Seal of Approval: Two tickets to our Halloween party and that or another show of your choice, free drinks all night, and a custom song written for you by Underscore Theatre Company!Estimated delivery:
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