Adrian’s Croswell seeks ‘Time Warp’ recordWritten by Mary Petrides | | firstname.lastname@example.org
A world record might be broken Oct. 28 downtown Adrian, Mich.
Croswell Opera House workers are hoping to rally at least 1,636 people for the Time Warp Dance from Rocky Horror Picture Show, said Deveny Rosebrock, officer manager and graphic designer at Croswell.
But she said she’d like to see bigger crowds.
“It’d be great to break the record, but it’d be even better to completely blow it out of the water,” she said.
Participants should arrive at 124 S. Winter St. around 9 p.m. to check in; the dance will start at 9:30. The dance is easy to learn and no experience is required, Rosebrock said.
Participants will receive a buy-one-get-one-free coupon for tickets to Rocky Horror Picture Show at Croswell, which runs 8 p.m. Oct. 29-30, midnight Oct. 30 and 3 p.m. Oct. 31.
The musical debuted in the 1970s; it was later made into a movie and eventually became “a big cult-monster,” said Eric Parker, the director.
The Rocky Horror Picture Show movie-watching experience includes yelling and throwing objects at the screen, Parker said, and fans will be able to do most of that at the Croswell.
“They should expect to have a lot of fun,” he said. “They should expect to yell everything that they would yell at the movie.”
He’s been a part of the musical at various theaters about a dozen times, and he said he expects many fans to show up in costume.
“It’s like going to a monster movie convention or a Star Trek convention,” he said. “There’s a whole weird language.”
Musical numbers include “Time Warp,” “Sweet Transvestite,” “Damnit Janet” and two numbers not in the movie: “Once in a While” and “The Sword of Damocles.”
The show runs less than two hours, Parker said. He advised parental guidance for a “couple cuss words” and “comically performed innuendo.”
“It’s a fun time,” he said. “Wear costumes, be prepared to sing and yell and have a great time.”