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Do the Time Warp again: 'Rocky Horror' returns to the MCCC stage this weekend

  • One of the more dramatic and colorful scenes from THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW which the Marion-based Skyline Creek Productions is staging this weekend at Marion Cultural & Civic Center.

    One of the more dramatic and colorful scenes from THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW which the Marion-based Skyline Creek Productions is staging this weekend at Marion Cultural & Civic Center.
    Ceasar Maragni photo

  • THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW director Derek Hamblin, Marion, adjusts the wig for actress Samantha Ridenour, Carterville, prior to curtain time at Marion Cultural & Civic Center for the popular show with performances set for tonight at 7 p.m. and again at midnight as well as the same times Saturday.

    THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW director Derek Hamblin, Marion, adjusts the wig for actress Samantha Ridenour, Carterville, prior to curtain time at Marion Cultural & Civic Center for the popular show with performances set for tonight at 7 p.m. and again at midnight as well as the same times Saturday.
    Ceasar Maragni photo

  • A cast member belts out one of the songs featured in this weekend's performances of THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW at Marion Cultural & Civic Center.

    A cast member belts out one of the songs featured in this weekend's performances of THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW at Marion Cultural & Civic Center.
    Ceasar Maragni photo

 
BY HOLLY KEE
hkee@localsouthernnews.com
Posted on 11/1/2019, 12:48 PM

MARION -- It's not too late to grab a ticket and a prop bag as "The Rocky Horror Show Live" returns to the Marion Cultural & Civic Center stage this weekend.

"This is the eighth year for the show," said Derek Hamblin, who is directing the production for the Marion-based Skyline Creek Productions.

Hamblin has directed the show six times.

"It's a cult classic," said Hamblin. "It was made popular by a movie 41 years ago and everyone just kind of followed it."

Hamblin said the theater production is "just no nonsense fun."

In fact, the show encourages audience participation.

"It's interactive. The audience gets to yell at the cast and be a part of the show," said Hamblin.

He said the show also includes songs that "everyone knows. There is a lot of singing along."

The production, a loving homage to the classic B sci-fi film and horror genres, includes 14 cast members and a 10-piece orchestra.

There will be participation prop bags for sale at the theater for $5. Nothing outside is allowed in.

Performances are scheduled for tonight and tomorrow at 7 p.m. and midnight. Tickets are $15 and available at the door or online at www.eventbrite.com.

The show is for mature audiences only.

 
 
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