|Volume VII, Issue 1||
January 31, 1998
Good GOD!!! Two weeks ago, your home cast, Midnight Insanity, celebrated it's 10th Birthday, to a packed house!!! We couldn't have asked for more! The line went down the street and around the corner. As a Rocky cast member, I can tell you there are few greater things to see ... save possibly for a line that went down the street and around the corner, dressed in Lingerie ... but we'll get to that shortly. A 10-year legacy of audience members, a tribute to past and present MI cast members, and one kick-ass Special Performance rounded out the night. We are truly touched that so many of you made it down to celebrate with us. As such, we have more good things in store for you ... read on.
There were dark storm clouds, heavy, black, and pendulous, hanging over our first Lingerie Night of 1998. What a pisser. Ah well, that's what you get when you don't cut a deal with Mother Nature. We'll try to negotiate something better for the rest of the year. If you're unaware, Midnight Insanity's Traditional Lingerie Night takes place on the Last Saturday of Every Month!! If you can't wait that long, there's always.
Ah yes, the day of flying arrows, chocolate candies and gobs of dough for folks like Conroy's. Given that Valentine's Day falls on a Saturday this year, you can bet Midnight Insanity will be celebrating it in style ... possibly with a Special Performance ... just for you!! :-) It's also been a kind of
Now's the time we say goodbye to a handful of our cast and friends. Last week we bade goodbye to Jennifer (Janet), who is Midnight Insanity's longest performing Janet, and began performing with us at the ripe age of 14, in December of 1993 ... we will miss her. Additionally, also departing are Allan Zabecki (Pre-Show), Steve G. (Frank), Robert M. (Crim), and T.C. (Trixie). Reasons for leaving range from school, to work, to jobs in Michigan (yes, Michigan). We are sad to see so many go, and certainly hope to see them back from time to time. On a more positive note, we have Kelly now performing in the role of Janet. Kelly performed with Midnight Insanity for a couple of years and did a few Janet performances with us at the 20th Anniversary in 1995. She's also been performing regularly on Friday nights up at Topanga. Of course, this also means it's opportunity time for all you would-be stage performers (especially those who don't want to wait for our Rookie Horror Show) ... we have roles available and are looking for people, so if you're interested in performing, *do* come see the cast after the show!!
Speaking of Conventions, the folks in New York have decided to put on a Rocky Convention!! The convention will take place on Saturday, April 4th, at "The Vault", a famous S&M club, and at the Village East Cinema, for the "usual" festivities. Various members of MI will be making the cross- country trek, so if you want to hook up with us, let us know NOW!!! Additional info will hopefully be added to our web page, sometime soon (see bottom of page for our web address). As a precursor warning, hotel rooms in New York are *expensive*, so the more people you stuff into a room, the better. In other words, bring your friends. :-)
The Tim Curry Show!?
Yup!! The saga continues. If you've been around the past half-year or so, you know that Tim Curry had a show called "Over the Top" that was quickly canned by the studio execs down at ABC. Well, have no fear, as Tim Curry has just signed a lucrative deal with the WB network (Channel 5 here in LA) to star in a closely-guarded "fish-out-of-water" series called "The Tim Curry Show." The show is designed to build on the momentum of other shows like "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" and "Dawson's Creek". The WB has given Tim a huge guarantee, which probably means they'll broadcast more than a whole three #%@&!!! Episodes, ala ABC.
Tim's not the only one who has something on the horizon. If you'll recall, our good friend, Richard O'Brien, is featured in a new movie entitled "Dark City". This movie is directed by Alex Proyas, the acclaimed director/writer of "The Crow". This movie scheduled to open on February 27th.
Need a little something to warm up your evening?? Well, how about a bit of gossip. When the boys are away, the ladies will play. Sources tell us that the gals of Midnight Insanity got together one night, swapped stories, sucked down some recreational fluids, and then decided partake in a little Skinny Dipping. :-) Additionally, after getting good and sauced, they dialed up one of our Frank-N-Furters to take care of their "desires". We don't really know exactly what transpired after that, but we thought your enquiring minds would like to know.
Sick and Twisted
Speaking of ... did you know that Spike and Mike's "Sick and Twisted Festival of Animation" is in town?? Yup, playing right here at the Art Theatre, through February 19th, and on Fridays at Midnight, through April 10th. The festival features the original South Park animated short, "The Spirit of Christmas", a Speed Racer parody, and "The Devil Went Down to Georgia", as sung by Les Claypool of Primus. Pamphlets are in the lobby.
Midnight Insanity would like to thank the Art Theatre & Woodland Hills Management and crew, for allowing us to perform *every fucking week*; Denny's and Shorehouse Caf‚, for giving us a place to crash after the show; everyone who showed up for our big 10th B-day; and, of course, you, our loving and faithful audience, who come to see us, *every fucking week*!!!
Oh, and if you can tell me the significance of the first two words of this newsletter ... you win a special prize!! Some restrictions may apply, yadda yadda yadda.