ABOUT THE PROJECT
Rocky Horror Online Cabaret celebrated the on-going tradition of performing ‘The Rocky Horror Show’ during Halloween week while also keeping the actors, musicians, crew, and audience safe from the pandemic. The process allowed the team to work in their own space and on their own time, recording music, vocals and videos for the production. With all of the components edited together, a total of 9 shows streamed from October 25th - November 1st, 2020 on YouTube Live, with an approximate count of 1000+ viewers spanning the globe.
A DONATION THAT COUNTS
The arts industry is one that is not receiving the attention that it deserves during these troubling times. So many artists are currently out of a job and won't be able to return to industry work for an indefinite amount of time. This cabaret was put together on a significantly small budget, but mostly with a passion for music and theatre from the creative team and actors. So, although the show is free to watch, we are humbly accepting any donation you can make, all of which will go to the cast and crew who were able to put this together, and towards Tenacious Theatrics' future productions.
You can donate here.
WE'D LOVE TO HEAR YOUR FEEDBACK
Being our first production in this format, we ask that you take our survey after watching the production. This has questions about the quality of the show, what shows you'd like to see next, and more!
Take our survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/DR6YSZT
Executive Producer - Huie Kon Sum
Director/Musical Director/Arrangements/Casting/Video Editing - Leonard W. Rose
Production Manager/Choreographer - Mackenzie Surbey
Project Supervisor - Claire Brady
Saxophone - Brandon Thompson
Eddie’s Make-up Artist: Simone Scheurer
VALERIE AMERICA LAVELLE
as Featured Solo
Valerie is a regular Franky fan and Rocky Horror Show veteran based in Savannah, GA. Her favorite role to date has been Janet but she has also played Eddie, Riff Raff, Usherette, Narrator and directed the show 3 times. Valerie has been thrilled, chilled, and fulfilled to work with Leonard Rose again as well as her husband, Dr. Scott -er- Justin.
Aaron is thrilled to be a part of this virtual production of Rocky Horror! He is a graduate of Binghamton University with a BA in Theatre and was most recently seen on your laptop screens in The Virtual Stage Co.'s Seussical: The Virtual Musical and in the online production of Susan B!. Recent NYC appearances include The Green (Reggie) and 54 Below Sings: Ed Sheeran. Some other favorite credits include: Ordinary Days (Jason), Guys and Dolls (Nicely-Nicely Johnson), and Spring Awakening (Moritz). See more at www.aaronpenzel.com
as Dr. Scott
Justin Kent is happy to return to Rocky after a stint as Frank-N-Furter way back in 2014 in Savannah, GA, where he lives with his gorgeous wife Valerie (also in this production). He was most recently seen in Man Of La Mancha as Don Quixote at the Asbury Memorial Theater Company, and hopes to return to the role in 2021. He is co-founder of the Odd Lot Improv Troupe, who has been performing improv in Savannah for more than a decade. Follow him on Instagram @grandmoffjustin to see pictures of him drinking coffee, or on TikTok @mustardprod to see him review horror movies as Pappy Jack. Message him at either one to get him to do silly voices for you!
Joshua Lawson is Liza Minnelli excited to be playing the role of Rocky in this production. Most importantly- he can’t wait to eat sushi once it’s over. From dancing in Orlando at Disney World to traveling the globe with Princess and Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines- Josh is a seasoned performer. He would like to thank Courtney Friedersdorf (@courtfriedfit), Robert “Bobby” Biggs, Dane Paul, the Michelle and John Clan, and his boyfriend Simon. It takes a village people! https://www.joshualawson.org
MICHAELA C. MOORE
Michaela is thrilled to join the cast of Rocky Horror! Originally from Biloxi, MS, she received degrees in vocal performance and public relations at the University of Southern Mississippi and now resides in New York City. Moore was most recently seen at Priscilla Beach Theatre as Heidi in “[title of show]” and Inga in “Young Frankenstein". Other notable performances include Dragon in “Shrek”, Sister Mary Downy in “Disaster!”, The Narrator in “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” (Great Plains Theatre), Ellie Blake in “Freaky Friday” (Circa ’21), Percy Talbott in “The Spitfire Grill” (Carey Dinner Theatre) and Sherrie Christian in “Rock of Ages” (Hub City Players). Special shout out to the constant support from Mom, Dad, Nana, Julian, and all my family and friends. Let’s get spooky! Twitter: @mich_c_m Website: www.michaelacmoore.com
Juliana Conte is so psyched to be in Rocky Horror and be able to share it in this way! She just graduated from Molloy College/CAP21 Conservatory in May 2020, where she got her BFA in musical theater. Her past credits include Wendla in Spring Awakening, Wednesday in The Addams Family, and SB in Experience Marianas. Find out more at www.julianaconte.com. Enjoy the show!
as Riff Raff
Jonny Cortes is excited to be making his Rocky Horror debut virtually! He is a graduate of The Hartt School where he received a BFA in Musical Theatre. Some recent credits include Feldspar in “Heart of Stone: A New Musical”, Pedro in “Coyote” at New York Theatre Barn, and Angel in Ivoryton Playhouse’s “RENT”. Follow @jonnycortes on Instagram!
Austin Rubinoski is thrilled to make his Rocky Horror debut! Austin, a 2019 graduate from Rockford University with a BFA in Musical Theatre, was most recently singing with the Campy Cabaret in New York pre-quarantine. Recent credits include various ensemble roles with The Ohio Light Opera, Tommy Ross in Carrie, Maxillian in Candide, Thalia in Xanadu and Link Larkin in Hairspray. Austin wants to thank his incredible girlfriend Kaitlin, his family and the Harbin’s for their love and support.
Kristen Brock is a BFA Musical Theatre major at Montclair State University and is based out of New York City. Some of her favorites roles include: Mary Lane (Reefer Madness), Ariel Moore (Footloose), Millie Dillmount (Thoroughly Modern Millie), Reno Sweeney (Anything Goes), Jovie (Elf) and Carolyn (Bridges of Madison County). She won the Central Florida Applause Awards for her portrayal of the Witch (Into the Woods) and made her Broadway debut with the Jimmy Awards in 2018. Kristen is so excited to be doing what she loves in times as hard as these, and is thankful to the entire cast and crew for this incredible new experience. www.kristenbrock.com
WYLIE GAVIN LYALL
Gavin is stoked to be a part of the Rocky Horror Online Cabaret! A native of central Mississippi, Gavin moved to New York to pursue careers in both theatre and vocal performance, training at Marymount Manhattan College in Musical Theatre Performance. Most recently, Gavin appeared as several roles in The Hal Prince Tribute (NYC), working with five-time Tony nominee Pat Birch. Some prior performances include: The Coward and The Sweet-tooth (Robbie - Originated Role), Midnight Special!: Decades Tribute (Featured Performer), and Sweeney-Todd (Victorian Socialite). Let's get sexy, babies!
Arturo is a New York-based actor from Austin, TX. He is a recent graduate from Cap21/Molloy College Conservatory where he received his BFA in Musical Theatre. His past credits include Melchior (Spring Awakening), Butch (A Chorus Line), and Willy Lopez (Ghost the Musical). You can check him out on arturohernandez.org. He hopes you all are nice and comfy, surrounded by a fat bowl of popcorn, and that you all enjoy the show!
Aycka is so excited to be playing Phantom in this virtual production! Other credits she has includes Snow White in Snow White, Natalie in Next to Normal, Olive Ostrovsky in the 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Elle Woods in Legally Blonde and Ensemble in Evita. She has a BFA in Musical Theatre from AMDA, LA. She is grateful for the opportunity to perform once again and hopes everyone enjoys the show!
Clarice is originally from Seattle, WA. She was earning her MA in Musical Theatre Performance at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland when Miss ‘Rona made her entrance, so with her fourth term of performance deferred until 2021, Clarice finds herself back in Seattle and so grateful to be working on such a fun remote project! Favorite credits include Jane in ‘Pride and Prejudice’ (Principia College, Jones/Queen in ‘The Frog Prince’ (Missoula Children’s Theatre) and Roz in ‘9 to 5’ (Theatre West Summer Repertory). A huge thank you to the creative team for making Rocky Horror possible this year! More about Clarice’s projects and past work can be found at claricebruch.com
ELIZABETH PAIGE KOENNECKE
Elizabeth Paige Koennecke (Phantom) is a Boston College graduate and a current resident of New York City. Recent credits include Wicked Witch/Dance Captain in Shrek the Musical, Doralee in 9 to 5, and Lucy in You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown. Thank you to everyone who collaborated and pushed to make this show come to life! You can find me on Instagram @ekoenn
Haley Shaye is a recent graduate of Marymount Manhattan College with a degree in Musical Theatre, and is currently living in Massachusetts! A huge fan of Rocky Horror since the 8th grade, Haley is extremely excited to be a part of such a cool project, with even cooler people and especially during her favorite time of the year (Hello Halloween!) Check out her website: www.haleyshaye.com
Isabella is a recent graduate of The American Musical And Dramatic Academy of New York. Theatre highlights include performing in the Canadian Premiere of Evan Placey's "Girls Like That" and "She Kills Monsters" with Laguna Playhouse. Isabella will be directing her original play "The Fun Story" for the New York Summerfest. Many thanks to the cast, crew, and viewers like you!
JUSTIN ANDREW JONES
Justin Andrew Jones is overjoyed to be working on RHPS again. He is a graduate of Pensacola State College and currently attends the Atlantic Acting School in New York. He has been acting in theatre and film for many more years than he would care to admit. Favorite roles include Rum Tum Tugger in Cats and Uncle Fester in The Addams Family. He is constantly inspired by the innovation of artists in a time when we are told that theatre is dead.
Lindsay Reed is excited to be a part of the Rocky Horror production for the first time. She has been in several musicals. Most recently she performed in Sweeny Todd and Young Frankenstein. Lindsay lives in Philadelphia, PA. You can follow her on Instagram @Lindz.michelle.
McKenna lives in Savannah, GA, where she is an active member of Savannah Stage Company. Favorite professional credits include Violet (Violet), Mae (Tuck Everlasting), and Grace (Working). Her role as Magenta (RHS) with the Bay Street Theatre will always hold a special place in her heart. McKenna is stoked to be a part of this project! IG: @mckennalion
Shelby is so excited to be a part of this online cabaret- she's never been a part of anything like it before! Shelby earned her BFA in Music Theatre from the University at Buffalo and currently resides in Manhattan with her husband. She has performed all over the country in several national tours and theme parks- she's been to 46 out of the 50 states! For more, check out her website, www.shelbybosse.com, or her Instagram page @shelby.bosse.