Review: The Rocky Horror Show/CreatiVision Entertainment | Newcity Stage
RECOMMENDED I never drank the "Rocky Horror" Kool-Aid, but damn it, Janet, you have to be some kind of jagoff not to get a kick out of this show. The current revival at the Mercury Theater (from a new production company called CreatiVision Entertainment) may be amplified to within an inch of its life, but considering this is more glam-rock concert than musical, who cares? (The musicians aren't live either, but again, who cares?) "Rocky Horror" has always been the gold standard for tacky-vampy, and director Steve Hiltebrand drives the show full-steam ahead, literally—there is enough stage fog to choke a sweet transvestite from Transsexual, Transylvania. Speaking of, Scott Alan Jones, as Dr. Frank-N-Furter, is the show's biggest asset. With his hair in a style I'll call bedhead 'fro, he rocks the fishnets and banana hammock like nobody's business. You have to go all the way with this role, and Jones doesn't hold back—a performance so over-the-top, it comes back down the other side. More