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'The Rocky Horror Show' opens at Funhouse Lounge

SUBMITTED PHOTO: LUCY HOBBS - Johnny Nuriel plays Dr. Frank N. Furter at Funhouse Lounges production of The Rocky Horror Picture Show running Oct. 20 through Nov. 26.

At the mercy of a broken-down car and a sudden rainstorm, innocent young lovers Brad Majors and Janet Weiss find themselves at the door of a mysterious castle. But what lies inside will boggle their minds, entice their senses, and turn their vanilla little world upside-down.

Led by the freaky and fabulous Dr. Frank N. Furter, a macabre and mischievous collection of creepy characters sing, dance, and perform all manner of unnaturally wonderful acts. And to top it off, Frank has just completed work on his “creature,” bringing him to bicep-rippling, iron-pumping life. What is his master plan? The answer may lie somewhere beyond the stars.

For those familiar with the film, this is the live musical that started it all. With script, music, and lyrics by Richard O’Brien, this work debuted in London in 1973, and then moved to Los Angeles, then Broadway. The 1975 film version, “The Rocky Horror Picture Show,” is an undeniable cult classic that has been enjoyed for decades by college kids, night owls, and the children of the night. Join the fun at Funhouse Lounge for a truly unique theatrical experience. In true Rocky Horror fashion, the audience will be invited to participate and throw things at the performers. Come toss some toast, come shiver with anticipation. And come do the Time Warp again.

The musical is directed by Sara King; Dr. Frank N. Furter is played by Johnny Nuriel and Rhanson Mars; Janet Weiss is played by Lauren Allison; and Rocky (The Creature) is played by Jon Gennari.

“The Rocky Horror Show” is for mature audiences only. Performances are scheduled for 7 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays Oct. 20 through Nov. 26, with special midnight sing-along shows on Nov. 12 and 19. Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the door.

Funhouse Lounge is located at 2432 S.E. 11th Ave. in Portland.