American Stage in the Park: The Rocky Horror Show

April 15, 2012 at 1:36 pm

Chad and I have always loved live theater. Before we had kids, we used to have a season subscription to American Stage and we enjoyed having our regular (awesome) seats for every show. Although we let our subscription go after having Cal, we have still tried to go to as many shows as we could manage, especially all the spring productions in the park. Last year American Stage in the Park put on Rent, and it was really great. So we were more than excited when we saw that this year’s park production was going to be The Rocky Horror Show.

Here’s the obligatory “ah, feels so good to drive away with no kids for the evening” photo:


American Stage in the Park takes place at Demens Landing on the downtown St. Pete waterfront.


Chad and I waited at the bridge to Demens Landing for a few minutes for our friends to arrive.


We had general admission blanket seating tickets, and as usual, there were no bad seats in the “house”.


We got there a couple of hours before the play was going to start so that we could hang out with our friends and enjoy the beautiful spring evening.

The other Caroline and Lee (and Chad):


Ali and Mark (and me):



We had tons of food and wine and a jug of margaritas (mine of course).


I was feeling frisky (and silly) after hanging out with my drink for a while.




Before we knew it the sky started darkening and the stage lights came up. Time for the show.



Chad and I are both very familiar with The Rocky Horror Picture Show movie, so we made sure to interject the appropriate audience participation. Well, maybe that was just me.

Dammit, Janet, I love you!


They actually sold audience participation “kits” at this show, and plenty of people were heavily armed with squirt guns and newspapers.


Ali and me doing the pelvic thrust:


I’m just a sweet transvestite, from Transsexual Transylvania.


Hi, my name is Brad Majors, and this is my fiancée, Janet Weiss; ah… you are…?


He’ll do press-ups, and chin-ups. Do the snatch, clean and jerk. He thinks dynamic tension must be hard work. Such strenuous living I just don’t understand. When in just seven days, oh baby, I can make you a man.


Give yourself over to absolute pleasure. Swim the warm waters of sins of the flesh – erotic nightmares beyond any measure, and sensual daydreams to treasure forever. Can’t you just see it? Don’t dream it, be it.


So come up to the lab and see what’s on the slab. I see you shiver with antici… pation.


They left out a bunch of the dialogue from the movie, but I thoroughly enjoyed the play.

rocky horror cast 1

Thank you American Stage!

This morning I wasn’t feeling too hot thanks to that jug of margaritas, but I knew I would feel better if I could burn off some of the residual alcohol at the gym. So first the boys and I went to Tick Tock for breakfast.



The boys got French toast and I got my favorite spinach and feta eggbeaters omelet.


At the gym, I was kind of dragging ass.


I represented with my American Stage Rocky Horror t-shirt that Chad surprised me with last night.


Been there, done that, got the t-shirt.


I skipped lunges at Bodypump, hoping to spare any strain on my hip which is still hurting. I feel kind of guilty for working out at all, because I really want my hip to get better. But I have also felt guilty for NOT working out since last Wednesday. I don’t know what to do. I feel like I’m damned if I do and damned if I don’t.

Now I’m headed out to hang out with a bunch of Tampa Bay lady bloggers for the afternoon. Should be fun, and I’m excited to meet some new bloggers in this area as well as hang out with some that I am already friends with.