Army, Navy mix to stage a horror-comedy musical, ‘The Rocky Horror Show’

| September 29, 2011 | 0 Comments

Army Community Theatre
News Release

Cast members representing the Army and Navy will perform in “The Rocky Horror Show” at the Tropics Warrior Zone, Schofield Barracks, through October. Tickets may be purchased online at www.himwr.com, at the door or at Army Leisure Travel Services. (Courtesy Illustration)

Cast members representing the Army and Navy will perform in “The Rocky Horror Show” at the Tropics Warrior Zone, Schofield Barracks, through October. Tickets may be purchased online at www.himwr.com, at the door or at Army Leisure Travel Services. (Courtesy Illustration)

SCHOFIELD BARRACKS — During football season, the playful rivalry between the Army and Navy takes center stage, culminating in the prestigious Army versus Navy football game.

However, when cast members of the Army Community Theatre stage “The Rocky Horror Show” at the Tropics Warrior Zone, here, in October, they won’t let that rivalry get in the way of putting on a spectacular show for the community.

The cast is made up of Army, Navy, military family members and civilians.

Even though it would be easy for each group to only socialize with each other, the cast quickly gelled into a fully inclusive element.

“I love working with other branches,” said Spc. J.R. Tate, 556th Signal Company, 225th Brigade Support Battalion, 2nd Bde. Combat Team, “Warriors,” 25th Infantry Division. “It’s amazing to see rivalries get put aside for a common goal.”

“Every time I come to rehearsals, I feel like I am coming to see another part of my family,” said Navy Chief Petty Officer Jon-David Crawford. “While it’s a little different than my department at work, because I too consider them extended family, this is different because everyone can be themselves.”

Due to the sensitive nature of the current show, group unity is important to build confidence in tackling such a famous event.

“I was looking for a show that would attract younger audience members and might be appealing to young single Soldiers,” said Brett Harwood, artistic director, Army Community Theatre; Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation; U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii. “We decided, why not ‘The Rocky Horror Show.’”

With a cult classic like “The Rocky Horror Show,” Harwood is trying to find a balance between fanatics and the people who have never seen the show before.

“This is a fresh take on a classic,” Harwood said. “It’s all the stuff you want from ‘Rocky Horror,’ plus a whole lot more. It’s not a copy of the film, but much of what you loved from the film is here.”

“This is about fun and audience participation,” Crawford said. “Along with actually being able to participate in the show, you also get to hear some of the military’s and the community’s finest sing and act.”

Although this show will be an event that viewers won’t want to miss, some people will have to.

“Due to adult situations and sexual content, no one under the age of 18 will be admitted,” Harwood said. “Make sure you bring identification, because IDs will be checked at the door.”

“The Rocky Horror Show”

Do the “Time Warp” with this longtime cult favorite at the Tropics Warrior Zone, Schofield Barracks. Performances are Oct.14-15, 21-22 and 28-29, with a special Halloween performance, Oct. 31.

Doors open at 7 p.m., with a preshow at 7:30. Show starts at 8 p.m., with after-parties only on Saturday nights.

Purchase tickets for $15 at www.himwr.com, Army Leisure Travel Services or at the door. Prop bags will be sold at the door. Drinks and pub food will be available before, during and after the show.

Due to adult situations and sexual content, no one under the age of 18 will be admitted; IDs will be checked at the door. Call 438-4480.

 

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