On October 28th and 29th, The Rocky Horror Show returned to the Music Mountain Theater in Lambertville, NJ for two sold-out performances. Photographer John Posada was on hand to take photos.
This live production pays homage to the cult classic in all its raw interactive glory! The rice was thrown at newlyweds Brad and Janet, who are soon stranded with a flat tire during a terrible storm. You end up in the mansion of the scientist Dr. Frank N. Furter, where they’re introduced to a house full of wild characters, including a creepy butler, a weird maid, a tap-dancing groupie, and a rock-n-roll biker.
The doctor unveils his latest creation: a man-made, physically perfect muscle man named Rocky, complete “with blonde hair and a tan”. The production is an audience participation show where audiences are encouraged to dress up as their favorite characters and verbally respond to the performance as it occurs.
The Rocky Horror Show has garnered a large following in the area for more than 2 decades due to the current production’s annual performances in New Hope, PA and Lambertville, NJ. This production of The Rocky Horror Show features actors who return each year and continue to play their roles. Local favorites are enjoying reprising the roles they’ve played in the Hunterdon and Bucks County area for years.
Louis Palena starred as Dr. Frank’N’Furter. Jill Gibilisco and Tristan Takacs returned as Janet and Brad. Also David Whiteman as Dr. Scott, Damian Bartolacci as Riff Raff, Madison Kotnarowski as Columbia, starring Jordan Brennan, Valeen Williams, Tyree Taylor, Lucy Fisher, David McCloughan Jr., Kristin Harris, Lauren Brader and McAfee Madding all reprized their roles as ushers return. Newcomers Roger Madding and Jennifer Fischer joined the cast as The Narrator and Eddie, and Karl Weigand took on the role of Rocky.
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Always a sell-out hit, patron favorite and a Halloween tradition, Music Mountain Theater hopes to continue to do so Rock horror show bring production back to the stage in the years to come.
The remainder of the theater’s current season continues a Christmas Story from November 4th to 20th their 12th annual production of A Christmas song Taking place from November 25th to December 11th, the Big Band Holiday Concert will wrap up its 2022 season with a 17-piece big band and some of Music Mountain Theater’s most popular personalities singing your holiday favourites. Performance times are Fridays at 8pm, Saturdays at 3pm and 8pm and Sundays at 3pm. Tickets are $25 for adults, $23 for students or seniors and are available online at www.musicmountaintheatre.org or by calling the box office at 609-397-3337.
Here are more photos from the production.
Music Mountain Theater is located at 1483 NJ-179 in Lambertville, New Jersey. MMT is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing quality, affordable entertainment and education to everyone in our extended community through study, performance and appreciation of the arts.
John Posada is a New Jersey-based photographer specializing in live theatrical and musical performances. For more than 10 years, John has been photographing live music events, mastering the techniques of timing and capturing fast movement in challenging lighting conditions to capture the perfect moment that tells a story in a single frame. John has currently photographed productions for over 30 different theatres. click here for John’s website.