The Warehouse Theatre shines a glittery gold-lamé light over in the Frankenstein place, and on its Opening Night, you wanna talk about dynamic … tension?
As WHT opened its 42nd season, that same evening on the other end of town, a packed house wanted to Take America Back (to where? heaven help us). In our own West End, a packed house was doing the time warp again, back to London’s West End and back to American movie houses in the ’70s, back to the manic days of madcap musicals and the cacophony of campy carnality.
The show’s about a madman whose lifestyle in a creepy world and too-tight corset has gotten “too extreme” as he seduces his prey and creates the man of his dreams. (And that’s just what was going on at Bon Secours Wellness Arena, never mind the rollicking show on the opposite end of town.)
Yes, WHT’s season-opening ROCKY HORROR SHOW is yet another gift from Greenville’s own Satanic mechanic, the theatre’s artistic director Paul Savas. Once again, in the face of so much an … tice … a … pay … tion, his “We’ve Got Guts” company walks the walk, this time in fabulously high heels.
Read more of John Jeter’s fete Magazine review of The Rocky Horror Show.