|Volume VI, Issue 3||
March 29, 1997
The date draws nearer . . . the days count down. Midnight Insanity, your home cast, is hosting the 22nd annual Rocky Horror Picture Show Convention, right here in Long Beach (and Anaheim)!!! You'll get to see Special Performance after Special Performance like "Transylvanian Paradise" and "The Time Warp Zone" . . . and that's just what Midnight Insanity is bringing! The other casts have stuff up their sleeves, too! We'll also have Sal Piro (head of the Rocky Horror Fan Club), and a special showing (and performance!!!) of "Shock Treatment", the "Unofficial Sequel" to the Rocky Horror Picture Show (aka "The Continuing Adventures of Brad and Janet"). All of this and much much (much!) more, is scheduled for June 20th and 21st . . . just a few short months away! Further details will be available in the lobby. Save your pennies, `cause you won't wanna miss this!!!
Just one week away is Midnight Insanity's traditional "Tacky Horror" Night! For you newcomers, this is "switch night". Several of your favorite Rocky Horror performers will take off their costumes . . . and put on someone else's. Guys play girl parts, and the ladies will be performing the
You know, some people *never* learn. Despite Midnight Insanity's long (and glorious) history of shutting down shows or blowing up hotels, the folks down at the Drew Carey Show (Wednesday, 9:00pm, on ABC) went ahead and hired us anyway. That's right, your cast, Midnight Insanity, will be on The Drew Carey Show. Now, this is a bit unlike anything we've ever done before. We arrived at the Warner Bros. lot around 6:30pm (a full hour late, I might add), and didn't finish till almost 5:30am! I know, I know, those are pretty standard Rocky- hours, but you have to understand, this was a *Tuesday*! It's not that we're complaining, mind you . . . those people sure know how to take care of their extras! We were scooping up the free food like . . . well, you *know* what we're like. :-) You ever *seen* a slice of pizza about two feet long (yes, a *slice*!) And while we weren't chomping hungrily on everything in sight, we
Late-Night *Triple* Feature
And speaking of folks who "never learn", Rocky Horror is about to hit the tube, *again*. This time, RHPS is scheduled to be broadcast, *uncut*, on Cinemax . . . on Saturday, April 19th. We're told it will be broadcast with "Flash Gordon" and "A Clockwork Orange", so at least we're in good company. Maybe we should start taking bets on when Cinemax will keel over. :-)
A Mega-Dose of Curry
Just how much Tim Curry can you take in a week, anyway? Well, for starters, the long-rumored "McHale's Navy" is due out on April 18th (www.mchalesnavy.com). Tim plays "Major Vladikov". In addition, reports tell us that Tim recently did a voice-over for a Purina Dog-Chow commercial . . . don't ask,
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 (Topanga), same reason; The Drew Carey Show cast and crew, for being so nice and actually *paying* us to do Rocky :-); the cookie lady, for bringing us goodies every week *and*, for telling me about the Bugaloos . . . my God, that was cool!!!; Shorehouse Caf‚, for the grub; and as always, YOU, our audience, who come down to see us perform *every fucking week*, and can't wait till the Convention gets here!!!
"Minutus cantorum, minutus balorum,
minutus carborata descendum pantorum."
(A little song, a little dance,
a little seltzer down your pants.)