Transvestite Soup: MN Rocky Horror Picture Show
Posted by Brandon Hedges & Matt Barker on Thursday, October 16, 2014 at 12:00 AM By Brandon Hedges & Matt Barker / October 16, 2014 Comment
Lucas Beach, a member of the Transvestite Soup Rocky Horror Cast, states: “The Halloween shows will sell out this year, as they do every Halloween.”[caption id="attachment_339430" align="aligncenter" width="353"] Beach starring as Rocky in the show.[/caption] So why are these shows so heavily attended and enjoyed? I turned to Beach for more information.
“The film itself is an experience, an odd one at that...” he says. “But there's nothing like seeing it live. The movie plays on the screen while a live cast acts in sync with the film, the audience shouts callbacks to the screen, throwing things like rice, toast, toilet paper, and the like... I remember the first time I saw a live show, it was like being in a dream I didn't want to wake up from.”Beach himself is a veteran of Rocky Horror productions, having performed a musical theater version at McNally Smith in 2012 as well as being a part of the Transvestite Soup cast for two years.
“I have been coming to see the show for about five years now. When I was just a viewer in the audience years ago, it was always such a feeling of release coming to see Rocky Horror. I came out to see it every month. Every time I saw the show, it was a room full of people just letting go, getting crazy, and feeling like they can be themselves. Rocky Horror is a place where the freaks can feel like they belong. My favorite thing about being on cast now is that I get to help provide that feeling for the new people who come to see it.”
As Beach explains, “If you've never been to Rocky Horror, the Halloween show is the one to start with. The audience is the biggest and craziest you will see all year. And this year there are two- Friday (Halloween Night) and Saturday, November 1st.”I asked Beach about the best way to find tickets and information about participating in the show. “More information about the Transvestite Soup cast can be found on our self-titled fan page on Facebook,” he says. “Follow the page for updates about upcoming shows. If you're looking to join the crazy train that is our cast, a simple post on the fan page is a good way to start. For tickets, pre-order on the Uptown Theatre website, and do so fast. Tickets can also be purchased at the theater.” Photos courtesy of Lucas Beach -- Transvestite Soup Facebook Page