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Kent State School of Theatre and Dance Presents The Rocky Horror Show, Nov. 2 -11

Posted Oct. 8, 2012

Kent State University’s School of Theatre and Dance continues its 2012-2013 production season with Richard O’Brien’s The Rocky Horror Show, Nov. 2 -11, in Kent State University’s E. Turner Stump Theatre at the Music and Speech Center on 1325 Theatre Dr. in Kent.

Daniel Raymond Nadon, associate professor of theatre at Kent State University at Trumbull, will direct this production of the cult-classic show. The interactive rock musical follows innocent couple Brad and Janet as they encounter the mad transvestite scientist, Dr. Frank N. Furter, and his new creation, Rocky Horror. The Rocky Horror Show is intended for mature audiences.

The Rocky Horror Show is pure fun,” Nadon says. “Audiences can expect a young energetic cast, a rock-concert vibe, edgy choreography, and a sexy, steampunk revisioning of this classic tale for a new generation of fans.”

Senior theatre studies major Liz Casper will play the role of Janet, and senior theatre studies major Jace Craft will star opposite Casper as Brad. Dr. Frank N. Furter will be played by senior theatre studies major Jayson Kolbicz.

Students are also leading some technical aspects of the show, with senior theatre studies majors Carly Shiner and Brian Chismar designing light and sound, respectively.

Shows run Friday, Nov. 2, to Sunday, Nov. 11. The Nov. 4 and 11 performances will be held at 2 p.m., and all others will be held at 8 p.m.

Single tickets for The Rocky Horror Show are free for full-time undergraduate Kent State students, $8 for non-Kent State University students with valid ID or students under 18, $14 for Kent State faculty, staff and Alumni Association members, $12 for seniors (60+) and $16 for adults. Groups of 10 or more are $10 per person.

Tickets are available at the performing arts box office, located in the lobby of the Roe Green Center in the Music and Speech Building at 1325 Theatre Dr. on the Kent Campus. The box office hours are weekdays noon to 5 p.m., and one hour prior to each performance. Tickets and more information are also available by calling 330-672-ARTS (2787) or by visiting

Flex passes for three, four or seven theatre and dance productions are available for purchase until Oct. 13.  Prices for the flex passes are $42 - $98 for adults; $30 - $70 for seniors, Kent State faculty, staff and Alumni Association members; and $19.50 - $45.50 for non-Kent State students with valid ID. For tickets or more information, call 330-672-ARTS (2787).

The 2012-2013 season of the School of Theatre and Dance will continue with Winterplay, Nov. 30- Dec 2; The Roe Green Visiting Director Series’ Spring Awakening, Feb. 15-24, directed by Tony Award-winning actor Michael Ruppert; B.F.A. Senior Dance Concert and Student Dance Festival, March 15-17; Kent Dance Ensemble’s New View, April 5-7; and William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, April 19-28.