Prancing about are all the favorites: sweethearts Brad and Janet, plus the outrageous Frank-N-Furter and his gang. Although the production is set in a dignified theater, audience participation is encouraged. If hard-core fans don't bring props, they can buy suitable items in the lobby.
Of course the rules for participation are a bit different here. While spectators may dance and sing with characters -- and recite "talk-back" lines -- the management requests the audience toss confetti instead of rice during the wedding scene. Food props are forbidden. Also theater honchos suggest pocket flashlights be swayed during the designated song -- no lighters or matches. Skip the squirt guns and water balloons too. But feel free to carry a newspaper to cover your head. And bring party hats, noisemakers, and bells.
For those who would rather sit back and relax, there's plenty to enjoy. "The music is a lot of fun. It gets your toes tapping and gets you humming," says Paul Lasa, who plays Brad and appears at one point wearing only underwear, glasses, and loafers.
A key part of the show, onstage and possibly off: kinky costumes including chains and corsets that would delight fetishists. Actors might differ: Daniel Bonnett, who plays Frank-N-Furter, singing and dancing in six-inch heels, says he needed practice in the women's shoes. So he did his laundry in them. Still, it's a challenge, he says: "I've been naked onstage and that's a lot easier than walking around in those heels!"