CAUGHT IN A CELLULOID JAM
Slip into a pair of thigh-highs and snap the clasps on your garter belt, it’s time again for the ‘Iao Theater’s annual free screening of The Rocky Horror Picture Show, TONIGHT! Following Wailuku First Friday festivities (happy 20th birthday, Requests!), head to the theater to get in line by 8:00pm (when doors open) as it’s sure to be packed — and Maui OnStage is under strict mandate to cap off attendees at 375. (And how often do you get to scream “asshole” and “slut” repeatedly, with a chorus of 374 backing you?)
Note: The Rocky Horror Picture Show is rated “R” for language and adult situations. Both the film and it’s audience participation is not appropriate for children.
As for what else is new this year (other than needing to be there early), the theater will be selling ($10, a fundraiser) party packs jammed with squirt guns, bubbles, rubber gloves, noisemakers and whatnots, to help you prepare for audience participation (see below).
AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION LINKS / TIPS
What to Bring: (please, no confetti or rice); newspapers (MauiTime, of course); water guns, candles/lighters/flashlights, rubber gloves, noisemakers, toilet paper, toast, party hats, bells, playing cards… Are you thinking, “That’s #random?” Just bring the props, and you’ll know when to use ‘em!*
MAUI CELEBRITY SIGHTINGS
Yesterday, my good friend and I went on an excursion to Savers, Kahului to try to find something to wear to Rocky. I found a few neat things — like square-cut short dress entirely sequined, and a Jessica Rabbit-esque dress with an impossible slit and vintage faux diamond straps — but they wanted $15 a piece for them. (Helloo? What about the “save” in Savers?) So, I ended up with a $3 pair of red fishnet stockings, just so I could have something Rockyish to wear; but I did happily snag a few Maui celeb sightings (and hugs!), while at that popular Maui thrift store.
Kanoa (whose widely-beloved band Gomega will be playing at Requests 20th birthday shindig… see above) and the lovely Jessica Lewis (whose stage name, somewhat ironically, is Jessica Rabbitt), were shopping in pursuits of Rocky costumes, and Celtic rocker extraordinaire Murray (and Mrs.) Thorne were also there, completing their son’s Halloween ensemble. All of those fine folks were incredibly generous in sharing their talent at the recent Zeptember concert at Mulligans on the Blue, so it was a wonderfully warm opportunity to get to see them and again say thanks (BTW, I paid off my MMMC bill just today, thanks to their efforts. Sweet relief of mine!) And, appositely, Alexis Dascoulias, executive director of Maui OnStage was in line, acquiring the final touches for the theater’s big show tonight.
* Behind the Curtain: I consider myself a semi-organized hoarder (emphasis on semi), and I keep ticket stubs bits of otherwise garbage tacked to my office wall in chronological order — the lazy woman’s scrapbook — as a record of my exploits. So, from last year’s Rocky screening, I’ve got a nice little plastic baggy filled with rice, multi-colored boa feathers, playing cards, a Jack Daniels liquor bottle label, and even someone’s lost black lace glove — and I can’t wait to fill another baggy this year! That said, Alexis told me that last year, it was such a pain in the butt to clean up, they’d considered never doing the screening again. So, on your way out from tonight’s show, help out by picking up your area, and further help ensure we’ll have Rocky showings for years to come.