By Shawn Rice
Barry Bostwick will be appearing at Wizard World Comic Con at Philadelphia but will also be hosting an event for the classic musical The Rocky Horror Picture Show. The event will take place on Saturday, June 3. Bostwick, who starred as “Brad Majors” in the cult favorite, will host the event, along with the local shadow cast groups “Home of Happiness” and “Transylvanian Nipple Productions” beginning at 9 p.m. at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.
The Rocky Horror Picture Show screening is in conjunction with the recently-announced Wizard World Horror Fest, though a separate ticket is required for RHPS independent of the Horror Fest admission. This will surely be a fun event for hardcore fans of the musical. Hopefully, plenty of people will dress as their favorite character.
“Wizard World is excited to bring this all-time cult favorite to our fans in Philadelphia,” said John D. Maatta, Wizard World President & CEO. “It exemplifies the additional emphasis we are placing on programming and extra activities at our shows to enhance the entertainment value for attendees throughout the weekend.”
“We are looking forward to bringing the original Rocky Horror Picture Show to Wizard World Comic Con,” said Lou Adler, executive producer of the film. “It is a unique opportunity and a perfect match for both.”
“’It’s just a party, Janet!’ Come and join me for a special screening of The Rocky Horror Picture Show with the full Shadow Cast experience,” added Bostwick.
In The Rocky Horror Picture Show, sweethearts Brad Majors (Bostwick) and Janet Weiss (Susan Sarandon), stuck with a flat tire during a storm, visit the creepy home of eccentric Dr. Frank N Furter (Tim Curry), a transvestite scientist in search of a phone. As their innocence is lost, Brad and Janet meet a houseful of wild characters, including a rocking biker (Meat Loaf) and a creepy butler (Richard O’Brien).
Since its theatrical premiere, the film has gone on to be screened for special events for fans, often with audiences in full costume playing out the scenes as they are shown.
The event at Wizard World Comic Con will also feature a display of numerous items from the original movie, for an even more authentic experience for attendees. Among them are original costumes, original costume designs, handwritten song lyrics, scripts, contracts and behind-the-scenes photos, from the collection of Larry Viezel, noted Rocky Horror superfan, historian and collector. So, fans will definitely want to make an appearance.
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Photo Credit: Twentieth Century Fox