On October 28 and 29, 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 pictures.
This live production pays homage to the cult classic in all its loud interactive glory! Rice has been thrown at newlyweds Brad and Janet, who soon find themselves stuck with a flat tire during a terrible storm. They end up at scientist Dr. Frank N. Furter’s mansion, where they’re introduced to a house full of wild characters, including a creepy butler, a peculiar maid, a tap-dancing groupie, and a rock-n-roll biker.
The doctor reveals his latest creation: a physically perfect muscular man named Rocky, complete “with blonde hair and a tan”. The production is an audience participation show where the audience is encouraged to dress up as their favorite characters and verbally respond to the performance as it happens.
The Rocky Horror Show has drawn huge followings to the area due to the current production’s annual performances in New Hope, PA and Lambertville, NJ for over 2 decades. This production of The Rocky Horror Show features actors who return and continue to play their roles each year. Local favorites are enjoying reprising the parts they’ve been performing for years in the Hunterdon and Bucks County area.
Louis Palena played the role of Dr. Frank ‘N’ Furter. Jill Gibilisco and Tristan Takacs returned as Janet and Brad. David Whiteman as Dr. Scott, Damian Bartolacci as Riff Raff, Madison Kotnarowski as Columbia, with Jordan Brennan, Valeen Williams, Tyree Taylor, Lucy Fisher, David McCloughan Jr., Kristin Harris, Lauren Brader and McAfee Madding have also reprized their roles. all returned to the business as bailiffs. Newcomers Roger Madding and Jennifer Fischer joined the cast as The Narrator and Eddie, and Karl Weigand took over the role of Rocky.
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Always a sold-out hit, a customer favorite and a Halloween tradition, Music Mountain Theater hopes to continue bringing its rocky horror show production again on stage in the years to come.
The remainder of the theater’s current season continues with A Christmas story from November 4 to 20, their 12th annual production of A Christmas Carol will take place from November 25 to December 11, and the Big Band Holiday Concert will close out its 2022 season with a 17-piece big band and some of Music Mountain Theater’s favorite personalities singing your favorite holiday tunes. Performance times are Fridays at 8:00 p.m., Saturdays at 3:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m., and Sundays at 3:00 p.m. 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 some more photos of the build.
Mountain Theater Music is located at 1483 NJ-179 in Lambertville, New Jersey. MMT is a non-profit organization, dedicated to providing high quality, affordable entertainment and education for all in our greater community through the study, performance and appreciation of the arts.
John Posada is a New Jersey-based photographer specializing in live theater and music performances. For over 10 years John has photographed live musical events where he has mastered the techniques of timing and capturing fast moving action in difficult lighting conditions to capture that perfect moment that tells a story in one. image. Currently, John has photographed productions for over 30 different theaters. Click here for John’s website.