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Rocky Horror Picture Show with DATC Shadow Cast
October 7 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 7:00 pm, repeating until October 9, 2021
Rocky Horror Picture Show is back at Beacon Park with its popular Shadow Cast!
The Detroit Actor’s Theatre Company (The DATC), the DTE Beacon Park Foundation and Downtown Detroit Partnership will present this Halloween cult classic October 7 – 9 at 8:00pm (Doors at 7:00pm).
The show will take place under the open air tent. Covered seating under the tent is limited.
For those unfamiliar with this type of show, a shadow cast is a troupe of actors who act/mime/dance in front of a large screen that is showing the film. In essence, a shadow cast brings the movie to life!
Shadow cast definition: This tradition actually seems to have originated with the ever dedicated fans of The Rocky Horror Picture Show! A shadow cast is an ensemble of artists that act out the movie while it is playing; often times dancing and singing live. They also serve as the catalysts for the audience cues to participate in callbacks and use their props.
DATC tradition: We began presenting this production in 2014. Each year the turnout has grown larger and larger and our particular shadow cast was called “the best in town” ! We ran the show annually until 2018 when a very busy 7th season made scheduling of staff and venues very hard. We truly could not find a space big enough that was a good fit, so we passed.