|Volume VI, Issue 2||
February 22, 1997
So, didja see the little gold-colored boy running around the theatre last weekend? Nope, well, ya missed it! Yes, that's right, we had our own Cupid (Diego, of course) for our Special Valentine's Day weekend. Thanks go to Maggie for the added effort of painting Diego, head-to-toe in gold paint (don't fret! We have pictures!) Kinda makes you wonder what they're gonna do for St. Patrick's Day, doesn't it? If you *did* miss our Valentine's show, you'd better have a damned good excuse (and yes, we want to hear the steamy stories with all the juicy details!!) You also better be wearing lingerie tonight because it *is* the last Saturday of the month, after all.
Slurp . . . ahhhh. We had some new blood on stage for you this month, some expected, some unexpected . . . but that's what makes it fun, right??? For starters, we brought you a brand new Trixie, T.C., who has also performed at our Friday night show in Topanga. We also got us a new Muscle Man, Mark B. is now performing Rocky Horror (with nipple rings, no less!!!) Last, we were treated last week to Alicia's virgin performance (on Saturday's anyway) as the tap-dancing disco-ball, Columbia. We've also got a small truckload of new Transylvanians
The Wide World of Weirdos
That's right kiddies, a whole world of them. Where from? Everywhere! We're holdin' a convention, Rocky Horror's 22nd, to be exact. Convention dates are June 20th and 21st, only four short months away. We'll be featuring casts from around the country (think of all you'll save on air-fare), including RHPS Fan Club President, Sal Piro; as well as a live RHPS-style showing of "Shock Treatment", the pseudo-sequel to The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Prices are $25 per night, or $40 for both nights, so save your pennies! More details are available in the lobby!!!
If you look in your back issues of the TT, you might remember that Midnight Insanity occasionally hangs out at Vampiricus, and that once upon a time, the Mistress of the Dark, herself, visited that same club (and we were there on the same night, go figure!) Well, E! Entertainment
Sarandon to do 69
Yup, that's right, Oscar-Winner Susan Sarandon (aka Janet Weiss, the Slut), will be a presenter at the 69th (yeah, like that's an accident) Academy Awards show. Sarandon is a five-time nominee for an Academy Award and finally took one home last year for "Dead Man Walking". Her pervious nominations include "Atlantic City", "Thelma and Louise", "Lorenzo's Oil" and "The Client". The 69th Academy Awards "Oscarcast" is scheduled to air on Monday, March 24th at 6:00pm on ABC (Channel 7).
"The pen is mightier than the sword", or so they say . . . I suppose that means we really have someone wielding a whole new sword for us. Blake, one of our long-time lighting dudes has taken over the writing of the weekly programs. Blake takes over for Mark (Eddie/Crim) who has been churning out the weekly programs since mid-1992. We congratulate Blake on his fine efforts (the programs look pretty damn cool!), and hope this will give Mark more time to practice busting out of freezers and dodging Transvestites with big, ummm, hardware.
Midnight Insanity is planning a group showing of "Grease", at the Super Saver Cinemas in Seal Beach. Tentative date *might* be Friday, March 7th ('cause Stephanie will be back in town for it), so contact the cast if you're interested in joining us!
Tip of the Hat
Midnight Insanity would like to extend condolences to the Friday Night Montclair cast, for we are told "Aunt Patti" Tappan, cast leader from mid-1992 thru mid-1996 has passed on. She was in Rocky Horror for five years, doing cast leader work for four of those years, and was a mainstay for the Friday Night cast. She was there, every week, bringing props, lighting, and whatever else was necessary for the show. She will be missed.
Midnight insanity would like to thank the Art Theatre Management and crew, for allowing us to perform here *every fucking week*; the Management and crew of the Woodland Hills theatre, same reason; the cookie lady, for bringing us goodies every week; Shorehouse Caf‚, for taking your cold, tired and weary cast after every show and filling us up with non-Denny's food (!!!); and as always, you, our audience, who come down to see us perform *every fucking week*, singing, dancing and, screaming, while Time Warping the night away . . .