20 ‘Rocky Horror’ Shadowcast Performances

Let's do the time warp again!

NJ Rocky Horror
Courtesy of the Home of Happiness

Experience the cult classic film The Rocky Horror Picture Show in a unique way when live, costumed casts perform as the movie plays in the background. Audience participation and rowdiness is encouraged at these “shadowcast” performances. Sing along to musical favorites, such as “Time Warp” and “I’m Going Home.” Times and prices vary for performances.

Here’s a brief synopsis of Rocky Horror for any virgins—that’s what you’re called if you’ve never experienced a shadowcast show—who may not be familiar with the 1975 musical horror comedy film:

When newlyweds Brad and Janet get a flat tire, they wind up at the mansion of the self-proclaimed “Sweet Transvestite from Transsexual Transylvania” Dr. Frank N. Furter, where they meet a ton of wild characters. Tim Curry, Barry Bostwick, Meat Loaf, Richard O’Brien and New Jersey’s Susan Sarandon star in the film.

The Friday Nite Specials Cast

Oct 4, 11, 18, 25: Bow Tie Cinemas, Red Bank

Oct 20, 27: Rutgers Cinema, Piscataway

The Home of Happiness Cast

Oct 5, 19; Nov 2: Warner Theatre, Ridgewood

Oct 11: Historic Jersey City and Harsimus Cemetery, Jersey City

Oct 12: Ramsey Theater, Ramsey

Oct 25: Newton Theatre, Newton

Oct 31: Rindlaub Park, Saddle River

Nov 1: The Wooden Spoon, Bloomfield

Rocky Horror Picture Show Hoboken Cast

Oct 18-19, 25-26: Hoboken Bow Tie Cinemas

Transylvanian Nipple Productions Cast

Oct 25: Sound Waves, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Atlantic City (Q&A with Barry Bostwick, who plays Brad in the film, to follow)

Oct 26: Levoy Theatre, Millville


Looking for more things to do this fall in the Garden State? Our team came up with a total of 57 fun activities and events, from the unique to the tried-and-true. We have a comprehensive guide to fall festivals throughout the state, plus recommendations for pumpkin picking and Halloween hauntings. Happy exploring!

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