CF grad stars in Rocky Horror Picture Show in Waterloo

Those looking to double up on theater fun after taking in the Adams Family musical at the high school on Thursday, Friday or Saturday can head to the Waterloo Community playhouse for a classic of interactive adventures, The Rocky Horror Picture Show. 

Going on now until March 6, the play is based on the 1975 cult classic movie of the same name. The play holds true to the original movie but has its own unique style. CFHS graduate Carrsan T. Morrissey plays Dr. Frank “N” Furter in the show.

“Frank is such an iconic character, and probably the biggest reason for that is Tim Curry. When people picture Frank “N” Furter, they picture him,” Morrissey said. “I wanted my Frank to be completely original makeup-wise, so I went with a very dramatic aesthetic inspired by my favorite, Gottmilk.” 

This Musical has a sci-fi feel and is not meant for young children. There are ways that the audience can stay engaged such as blowing bubbles, throwing cards, shouting back to the actors and blowing noise makers. 

Traditionally, there are even times where before the audience enters, the staff will ask  questions to see who has been to a play before. If you have not been to a play, there is a chance the actors will call you up on stage or have more of a personal interaction. Due to COVID, some of these things are no longer in place. 

“We rehearsed masked until the last week of rehearsals. If you’ve never tried singing and dancing while masked, believe me it can be challenging,” Morrissey said. “We are all fully vaccinated and boosted, so that was a big plus, too. Anytime anyone felt even a little ‘off,’ they stayed home and got tested. We were as careful as possible.”

All tickets for this show are $25 and are available for purchase at the Waterloo Community Playhouse website. Remaining showtimes are March 3 and 5 at 7 p.m., March 4 at 

11 p.m. and March 6 at 2 p.m.

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