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The Transylvanian Tymes

Volume VII, Issue 2
Written by Bill--"Brad Majors"
February 28, 1998
Gettin' Wet

Talk about getting pummeled by the storms. It's been an *extremely* wet month with record-setting rains in the month of February ... except tonight. :-) We here, at the Rocky Horror Picture Show made a deal with the powers-that-be, in order to provide dry weather for the evening's festivities. It is, of course, our traditional (and your favorite) end-of-the-month show, Lingerie Night!!! Time to get dressed in your sexiest lingerie, mount the stage and strut your stuff. If you didn't come dressed tonight, well, there's always next month ... we'll see what strings we can pull with the weather...


Speaking of February, we truly appreciate you dedicated individuals who braved the inclement weather to come and see us anyway. For those of you who did not, we should tell you that you missed a few things. :-) We had an "unplugged" performance on February 7th, a Special Performance on Valentine's Day weekend, as well as a schoolbus full of kids come to visit us (including about half-a-dozen guys in drag) last weekend ... many of them virgins. We just love it when people bring us busloads of people (especially virgins!!) Since the state forces y'all to go to school anyway, perhaps you could bring us back a virgin or two?? :-)

Tacky Horror

Tacky Horror ... also known as "Switch Night", is on the horizon. This is the evening in which several of your Midnight
Insanity favorites swap costumes and roles with their other fellow cast members, and perform in someone else's shoes for the night. It's a hilarious romp, and is usually accompanied by some of the best once-in-a- lifetime performances. Some memorable performances include Diego as Trixie (a picture is up on our website), Fozzie as Trixie, Becky as Smurf-anything, and again, there's that really big cat that shows up. But, I digress ... traditionally, Tacky Horror is the first weekend in April. This date is pending, as we haven't exactly decided yet, but I thought I'd give you all fair warning, anyway. :-)

Rocky's 23rd

Now, of course, the main thing clashing with Tacky Horror, is the 23rd Annual Transylvanian Convention (Rocky Con '98) in New York City, New York! After many years of hosting conventions on the West Coast (Los Angeles, Long Beach, Las Vegas, Beverly Hills, Anaheim), the East Coast casts have decided to let us pay the air fare for once. We'd love to bring you all along, but it's getting harder and harder to hijack a plane these days. For the moment, we'll see what we can do to bring back a handful of souvenirs for you all. If you're interested at all, the convention takes place on the first weekend in April, and you can find out more info from the link on the Midnight Insanity website: http://www.midnightinsanity.com

The Tim Curry Show!!!

Okay, I got a little more information on "The Tim Curry Show". This is a show that is being backed by the WB Network

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(KTLA, Channel 5) and will hopefully be ready this fall. TV Guide had an article about it in the Feb 21-27 issue, which likened the new series to a contemporary "Addams Family". Sounds pretty cool to us. This info comes to us from the Tim Curry mailing list on the Internet. You can find out more about in on the "Links" page of the Midnight Insanity website...

Dark City

Having not gotten out there myself just yet, I can't personally comment, but I thought I'd drop a reminder note that Richard O'Brien (Riff Raff, author/creator of The Rocky Horror Picture Show, and the person who wrote all those nifty songs) is in a new movie entitled "Dark City", which opened, er, yesterday. This movie is directed by Alex Proyas, who did "The Crow", a long time favorite of our audience. It also has Jennifer Connelly ("Labyrinth" and "The Hot Spot") in it. :-)

Star Watch

And that's not all!!! Richard O'Brien and Meatloaf appear in "Spice World", the new Spice Girls movie. Sorry, we don't know where, so you'll have to sit through all of it. :-( In addition, Susan Sarandon will be appearing in a new movie with Paul Newman. The movie is called "Twilight". No word yet on when it will be released... As for Barry Bostwick ... well, Barry is still playing Mayor Randall Winston on ABC's "Spin City", and in fact, Barry just had a birthday (2/24). Birthday wishes also go out to Johnathan Adams (2/14) and Richard O'Brien (3/25).

We Want You!!

Midnight Insanity has several, er, openings ... no wait, ummm, "positions" ... no no no, ummm, well anyway, we're looking for some sturdy people ... yeah, that'll do. We could use some more Transylvanians,
we're looking for a Rocky, a Criminologist, and understudies in all roles. If you've ever wanted to bask in the glow of a spotlight, to stand atop the Midnight Insanity stage and gaze upon all you survey, to join the ranks of one of the worlds most famous casts ... come see us after the show!! We also have a Friday night show in Woodland Hills, and are looking for performers for that show as well.

The Fab Four

If you've been with us for a while, you know about the Midnight Insanity curse. It seems everywhere we've gone (outside of a theatre, anyway), has caused death and destruction, from Poorman's UHF television show to the Stephanie Miller show on the UPN. A hotel we performed at in Las Vegas was blown up on New Years '97, and we've shut down more karaoke places than we can count. It's all the stranger that various cast members and associated regulars have been frequenting Tuesday night shows of "The Fab Four", a Beatles' Cover Band, for almost a year now. In addition, we've habitually run into various other Rocky regulars there. :-) The band plays for several hours, churning out high quality Beatles music, and if you get there before 8pm, there's no cover charge!! The Fab Four performs at Music City, located in Fountain Valley at Brookhurst & Garfield, Tuesdays.

Closing Comments

Midnight Insanity would like to thank the Art Theatre Management & Woodland Hills Theatre 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; whoever brought us that schoolbus ... that was *cool*. Virgin-sacrificing regulars ... you all work so hard. And, of course, you, our loving and faithful audience, who come to see us, *every fucking week*!!!
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