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RLT’s “Rocky Horror Show” Is Daring and Fun, and Will Make You Shiver with Sat-is-fac-tion

More often than not, the theatre is a place for silence and careful observation. That’s not the case, however, with Raleigh Little Theatre’s daring and fun presentation of The Rocky Horror Show. Audience members are invited to participate as their comfort levels allow. Brave guests can get up and dance the time warp, shout out… Read More ›

The RLT "Rocky Horror Show" cast includes Sandi Sullivan as Magenta, James Ilsley as Frank 'N' Furter, and Brent Wilson as Riff Raff (photo by Curtis Brown Photography)

Richard O’Brien’s Outrageously Campy Cult Musical, “The Rocky Horror Show,” Opens Aug. 17th at RLT

Raleigh Little Theatre will kick off its new five-show Sutton Series with “The Rocky Horror Show,” an outrageously campy and over-the-top PG-13 rated 1973 cult musical with songs and script by Richard O’Brien. The 76-year-old community theater will perform this uproarious rock-and-roll musical in its Cantey V. Sutton Main Stage Theatre on Aug. 17-19 and 23-26 and Aug. 30-Sept. 2, with a special midnight performance on Friday, August 24th.

Izzy Burger is a hoot as humdrum housewife Judy Denmark and glamorous Broadway diva Ginger DelMarco

Izzy Burger Is Doubly Delightful in “Ruthless!” at RLT

Raleigh actress Izzy Burger is doubly delightful in her dual roles as humdrum housewife and single mother Judy Denmark and glamorous Broadway diva Ginger DelMarco in “Ruthless! The Musical.” Her miraculous transformation from vapid but perpetually cheerful Judy to petulant Ginger is wonderful to behold.

The cast of "Ruthless!" includes (from left) Izzy Burger as Judy Denmark, Katie Regittko as Tina Denmark, and Timothy Cherry as Sylvia St. Croix (photo by Stuart Wagner)

RLT’s “Ruthless! The Musical” Is a Zany Spoof of 1950s and 1960s Musicals and Movie Melodramas

“‘Ruthless!’ is extraordinarily witty,” claims RLT director Haskell Fitz-Simons. “The playwright just had way too much fun writing it, as did the composer. They are just wicked, wicked men. They took all their favorite movies and satirized them. It’s mostly ‘The Bad Seed,’ but also ‘Gypsy,’ and ‘All About Eve.’ There are references to countless [other] musicals and movies ….”