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Creatures of the night

Thursday, 18th August, 2011

JUXTAPOSITION: The refined Royal Exchange Hotel provides an incongruous backdrop for Rocky Horror Show performer “Magenta”. JUXTAPOSITION: The refined Royal Exchange Hotel provides an incongruous backdrop for Rocky Horror Show performer “Magenta”.


By John Casey

Devotees of the Rocky Horror Show have been warned.

Tonight’s musical tribute to the cult hit could well be the final time that production company Event Theatre Australia brings their satirical stage version to the city.

“We were here two years ago and the response was one of the best we have encountered anywhere in Australia,” producer/director Elissa Meyer-Thomas said.

“The spirit of the night is to let your hair down and have some fun and in the past the Broken Hill people really embraced that.

“The interaction between the cast and the audience is an element we really promote and I’d encourage everyone to dress up and have a good time,” Ms Meyer-Thomas continued.

The quality of the singing is one of the features of Time Warp: A Musical Tribute to the Rocky Horror Show, according to the producer.

“It is vocally outstanding, led by the talented Frank Hansen who is stepping into the role of Dr Frank-N-Furter after recently concluding his commitments with the hugely successful musical version of Dr Zhivago,” Ms Meyer-Thomas said.

“The quality of our cast is one of the strengths of the show and Anna Burgess (who plays Columbia) and Leigh Barker (Riff-Raff) are examples of the top end performers we bring to the stage.

“Anna is an outstanding stand-up performer who excels at improvisation. She is tall, leggy and gorgeous,” Ms Meyer-Thomas added.

Events Theatre Australia has more than 25 years experience in the entertainment industry including corporate events, TV production and shows for children as well as musicals such as Time Warp.

“We travel all over Australia and coming to Broken Hill is always a pleasure for us, not the least because we get to stay at the fabulous Royal Exchange Hotel which has amazing facilities,” Ms Meyer-Thomas said.

Tickets for tonight’s show are still available from the Visitor Information Centre and can also be purchased from the Box Office at the Civic Centre ahead of the 8pm start.

 

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