‘Rocky Horror’ opens four-day run at WWCA

Zander Martin has a little experience playing Dr. Frank N. Furter, the mad transvestite scientist of “The Rocky Horror Show.”

Martin played the part in CSTOCK’s black-box production in October 2011. He’ll be back in the fishnets and heels this weekend when Western Washington Center for the Arts puts on a four-show run of Richard O’Brien‘s kinky little cult class at the Little Playhouse on Bay Street.

The show, directed by Rebecca Ewen, also features a number of WWCA regulars in the iconic roles. Brad and Janet, the unsuspecting couple who duck into Furter’s mansion to get out of the rain and call a tow truck, will be played by Glenn Milligan (“A Little Night Music” earlier this season) and Erika Miller (“Caught in the Net” a little later this season).

Ewen herself has been involved in two shows at once at WWCA. She also directed the two-person chamber musical “The Last Five Years,” which wound up its run the weekend prior to “Rocky Horror” taking over.

Martin returns to WWCA for the first time since the spring 2014 production of “Bye Bye Birdie.”

Taylor Herbstritt, recently in Paradise Theatre’s “Next to Normal,” plays Riff Raff (the part originated by O’Brien when “Rocky Horror” made its debut on London’s West End in 1973, and also played the part in the 1975 film adaptation, which remains a Halloween midnight-movie staple to this day. Ty Bolin (from WWCA’s “You Can’t Take It With You” last winter) is cast as Rocky.

Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 28, 29 and 31, with a 5 p.m. Sunday show Oct. 30 at the WWCA playhouse, 521 Bay St. in Port Orchard. Tickets are $12.

Information: 360-769-7469, wwca.us

— MM

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