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The Transylvanian Tymes

Volume VI, Issue 11
Written by Bill--"Brad Majors"
November 29, 1997
Giving Thanks

It's been quite a year, hasn't it? Susan Sarandon (Janet) hosted the 69th Annual Academy Awards, Mickey Mouse turned 69 ... even Thomas Bros. Maps added 666 new streets this year!!! Tim Curry got a new sitcom (and lost a new sitcom), Rocky Horror (featuring: Midnight Insanity!) was on the Drew Carey show, and heck, Ellen came out. Lesse, there was that CONVENTION that we put on in June, two "away" shows (Northridge and San Diego), with one more in the oven (read on). Midnight Insanity, all said and done, performed to approximately 600 audience members on Halloween weekend alone. Yup, it's been a busy year, but we're not done yet! The holidays are upon us, and Midnight Insanity's 10th Birthday Celebration is right around the corner. Tonight is the second- to-last "Lingerie Night" of the year, so join us up on stage and show Old Man Winter that it hasn't gotten the best of us yet!

New Blood

As you may recall, we had a number of recent departures from Midnight Insanity, which opened the doors for new people to come in. Last week we had a new Columbia, "Melissa", who comes to us from the Arizona area, and put on a simply stunning first performance on our stage. Yup, I think she's a keeper. She'll be switching off nights with our new/old Columbia, Leisa. Leisa performed with Midnight Insanity from ~1990 to ~1996 ... most of that time, playing Columbia. After a year off, Leisa's has finally returned to the
stage. Though it's not really a "new" thing, Kristine reprises her role as Magenta this evening, for the first time in ~2 years. We also have new tech people (yes, the unsung heroes), Robert, Colleen and Pete. Yes, that's a lot of new folk, but don't get discouraged. We still need Transylvanians, so don't be shy about signing up!!!


Okay, so it's been a while since we had a Foreign Correspondent. Midnight Insanity *is* truly World Famous ... did we mention that? The last report we got back was from Shiera, who saw Rocky Horror in France. She told us it was a war-zone where the theatre *limited* the amounts of crap you could bring in with you. Sounds darned cool, but it's certainly not a place where you'd want to get dressed up or anything. Well, our latest report comes from Jan and Mariah, who are studying out in Italy, but managed to get out to London to see "Charming Underclothes", the Rocky cast there. According to them, Rocky, as cool as it was in London, apparently does not outrank the shows put on by Midnight Insanity. How's *that* for a rave review? They also say there are no smog laws out there, so even the *air* is better in L.A., as unbelievable as that might be. At any rate, we thank them for their kind words and look forward to their return to the states in mid-December.

Til' Tuesday

Need an extra Rocky fix? Well, you're in luck. Midnight Insanity is about to invade

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Redlands (Redlands University, to be exact). The show is scheduled for this Tuesday, December 2nd, at 9pm. Directions are available in the lobby, or you can dial 714- 772-RHPS for more information (as always). Oh, and did we mention that this was a FREE SHOW? Yup, all you gotta do is get your collective butts out to Redlands! Come see the cast, `cause you'll need one of us to get in for free. Oh, and if you feel the need to return the favor, I'm sure we can think of something.

Decade of Insanity

January 17th, 1998 is the date you need to remember. Your faithful, loving home-cast, "Midnight Insanity", is about to turn 10 YEARS OLD, and we're planning a huge celebration! Bring the WORLD to the theatre. Anybody and everybody who's ever seen our show should be here (and yes, virgins are still welcome). Many old cast members will be in attendance, so you'll see a lot of your old favorites. We'll also have special guests flying in from various casts from around the country. Hey, it's not every day that a cast turns 10 ya know!!! We hope to make this a night to remember, and we certainly hope you'll be here to experience it firsthand, rather than read about it later. Make your plans now and tell your friends. 10th Birthday is only 7 shows away!!!


Boy does time fly when you're having fun. Speaking of birthdays, it's been FOUR YEARS since Jen first stepped on stage as Midnight Insanity's Janet! Jen started out as a Trannie, right about the time of Rocky's 18th Anniversary Convention, "Age of Consent" (yes, thrown by Midnight Insanity), and moved forward to become our youngest Janet, a week before her 15th Birthday. Now
that I think about it, this makes Jen the LONGEST running Janet in Midnight Insanity's history! We know she's been absent, somewhat, recently, but there's bills to pay and she *did* promise that she'd tell her work to !@$*#!%! and be here this week to perform for you. Now, don't you feel special??? Congratulations, Jen!

Over the Top

After only three shows, Tim Curry's new sitcom, "Over the Top", got the axe. How unjust is that?! It doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out that a show can't well pick up a following in only three shows, especially when it premieres a whole month late!! Also, it certainly wasn't a lack of talent and caused the show's demise. In fact, the main rumor is that the show was killed as a result of a spat between network executives (and ex-lovers). You'll have to hunt the `net for the exact details, but we say it's pretty darned unprofessional. At any rate, we mourn for Tim's lost sitcom, and hope that he isn't dismayed ... Perhaps he will try again next season. Such a shame.

Closing Comments

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), for largely the same reasons; The Shorehouse Caf‚ in Seal Beach, for feeding our tired and weary mouths after every Saturday's performance (see the cast for details); Tim Curry, for giving TV a shot in the arm, even if only for a few weeks, it was nice to see you again; and, of course, you, our loving and faithful audience, who come to see us, *every fucking week*!!!
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