Star in Rocky Hor­ror and Grease

The Tribune (NZ) - - ENJOY -

You’ve al­ways wanted to dress up, strut your stuff and join hun­dreds of oth­ers, but never had a good enough rea­son.

Well the Re­gent on Broad­way is giv­ing you the op­por­tu­nity to be out­ra­geous.

As part of the unique Re­gent Alive Au­gust Fes­ti­val next month, NZME is spon­sor­ing two iconic sin­ga­long movies that will al­low you to strip your wardrobe and out-glam ev­ery­one else in the theatre.

The first that kicks off the fes­ti­val is the cult movie, The Rocky Hor­ror Pic­ture

Show. Some movies are re­leased, oth­ers es­cape. Rocky Hor­ror took off 40 years ago and is still amus­ing the world through Richard O’Brien’s grand vis­ual and mu­si­cal camp satire of the B-movie hor­ror and science fic­tion gen­res.

In the course of a wild and kinky rock­opera party, we meet such im­mor­tal char­ac­ters as Dr Frank-N-Furter, Riff Raff, Ma­genta, Columbia and Rocky Hor­ror him­self.

It’s those char­ac­ters that you can im­per­son­ate, wear your fish­nets and cre­ate your own Tran­syl­va­nian ex­pe­ri­ence at the Re­gent on Broad­way on Fri­day Au­gust 4 at 8pm.

Be pre­pared for a fun night and sing ev­ery Rocky Hor­ror num­ber that its cre­ator in­tended. Just re­mem­ber to bring your driver’s li­cence so you can iden­tify who you are if there’s a po­lice cor­don near your street.

The sec­ond sin­ga­long, cel­lu­loid sen­sa­tion is Grease. The US mu­si­cal/ ro­man­tic com­edy is the en­dur­ing story of

Danny and Sandy and their friends at Ry­dell High in the 1950s. The movie and show pro­duced such chart-top­ping num­bers as Sum­mer Nights, Hope­lessly De­voted To You, Greased Light­nin’ and You’re The One That I Want.

The movie, at the Re­gent on Fri­day Au­gust 18 at 8pm, re­quires an oil and grease at your lo­cal hair sa­lon and a visit to the at­tic to find your high school hand-me-downs. You’ll then be ready to break un­con­trol­lably into song as you re­live your high school ro­mances and the days when your hair re­quired scaf­fold­ing.

Both Rocky Hor­ror and Grease will be shown on the Re­gent’s su­per screen and al­low the au­di­ence to be as much a star as the clas­sic movie char­ac­ters them­selves. Book­ings at Tick­et­Di­rect.

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