Curtain Back Up On 'Rocky Horror' After City Originally Banned Show

February 2, 2012 12:00 AM
Curtain Back Up On 'Rocky Horror' After City Originally Banned Show
" CARROLLTON, Ga. (CBS Atlanta) – After city officials dimmed the proverbial – and literal – lights on a planned production of “The Rocky Horror Show,” private investors and a supportive public at large rallied together to give the show a second chance at life.

Initially set to open last year during Halloween weekend, the production was brought to a screeching halt after Carrollton officials got hold of rehearsal footage showing the cast performance of “Touch-A Touch-A Touch Me,” one of the more popular songs from the show.

According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Mayor Wayne Garner was taken aback by the sexual overtones of the clip, and did not anticipate the adult nature of “The Rocky Horror Show.”

He reportedly termed what he saw as “very offensive,” and subsequently banned the production from the city-managed performance space.

“The Rocky Horror Show” – and the cult classic movie it inspired, “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” – has a passionate fan base that has grown since the show’s first performances in the summer of 1973.

Often times, people will show up to productions of “The Rocky Horror Show” in costumes that emulate those of the main characters, and join in the fun through raucous and occasionally raunchy audience participation. "

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