PVCC Theatre Department to Present The Rocky Horror Show
Charlottesville, Va. – November 20, 2023 – The Piedmont Virginia Community College (PVCC) Theatre department will present cult classic musical “The Rocky Horror Show,” complete with a live band and audience costume contest, for its fall production. Performances will take place Friday, December 1, Saturday, December 2, and Sunday, December 3, each evening at 7:30 p.m., in the Main Stage Theatre in the V. Earl Dickinson Building. The play contains adult language and content and is not recommended for children.
PVCC Theatre’s production is largely a tribute to the spirit of Richard O’Brien’s original script, with aliens, campy humor, snappy music, potent sensuality and time warps that bring the dead to life. The production has what Associate Professor of Theatre Arts Brad Stoller describes as, “some nice twists.” Those include, more than one narrator and a shift in character by one of the main ones, mad scientist Dr. Frank N. Furter.
“We are treating Frank as a little more sensitive than the movie portrayal of the character,” said Stoller. Played by musician and actor Micah Consylman, who is known in Charlottesville as a member of 1990s gothic rock band “Bella Morte,” Dr. Furter beguiles shy kids turned hedonists, Janet and Brad. PVCC Theatre’s version is set to live accompaniment thanks to Stoller’s penchant for including the live band experience in his musical productions.
Stoller credits the enthusiastic cast and crew, especially PVCC students and assistant directors Emily Thomas-Clarke and Eliza Banaszak (who also plays Janet), for what he calls “an amazing, classic and wonderfully colorful show.” The audience can get in on the fun at the nightly costume contest during intermission.
Ticket prices are $12 for adults and $10 for seniors and students. Patrons may purchase advance tickets at www.pvcc.edu/performingarts or by calling the PVCC Box Office at 434.961.5376 (major credit cards accepted). The PVCC Cashier’s Office, located in the Main Building, also sells tickets during normal business hours. If available, tickets may also be purchased starting two hours prior to the performance at the box office, located in the lobby of the Dickinson Building.
The V. Earl Dickinson Building is located on the PVCC main campus at the south end of College Drive. Ample free parking is located in front of the building and the facility is wheelchair accessible.
About Piedmont Virginia Community College
Established in 1972, Piedmont Virginia Community College is a nonresidential two-year institution of higher education that serves Central Virginia – principally, residents of the City of Charlottesville and the counties of Albemarle, Buckingham, Fluvanna, Greene, Louisa, and Nelson. PVCC is one of 23 community colleges in Virginia that comprise the Virginia Community College System. PVCC is committed to providing access to a college education for all who can benefit, an opportunity for each student to reach her/his potential and excellence in all programs and services. Visit pvcc.edu.