You’ve never truly experienced The Rocky Horror Picture Show movie until you’ve seen it in a theater with a live shadow cast. Luckily Orlando has a great shadow cast, The Rich Weirdoes, and they will be putting on their annual Halloween Extravaganza at AMC Universal Cineplex at Universal Orlando CityWalk, October 31 and November 1.
So what is a shadow cast? It’s a group of people who act out the movie in real time, as the movie is playing. They dress up as the characters, and fully participate in the performance. The Rich Weirdoes usually perform twice-monthly at the Universal theaters, but once a year they put on the Halloween Extravaganza, and it is so much fun.
There is a Halloween-themed pre-show, as well as live music from Marc with a C. Most of the audience is also dressed up, because it’s Halloween, of course. You don’t have to dress up if you don’t want to, though.
The Extravaganza starts at midnight both nights, though I suggest getting there early. There’s usually a line to get in, and during the Halloween shows, it can be hard to find seats if you’re late. Tickets are $11.50, and prior to the show, the cast walks around selling prop bags that add enjoyment to the movie viewing. Money from the prop bags goes to cover the costs of putting on this show, since the cast is not paid.
For more information on the Halloween Extravaganza or other showings, visit richweirdoes.com.