Rocky Horror Show Coming to GCC this Fall

October’s Show to be the College’s Biggest Production of the 2019-2020 Season

Batavia, New York - “It’s just a jump to left, and then a step to the ri—i-right…Let’s do the time warp again!” This is one of many songs that will be emblazed upon your brain after seeing Richard O’Brien’s The Rocky Horror Show, which is coming to Genesee Community College, courtesy of Samuel French, Inc., October 17 – 20, 2019. The College’s Forum Players Theatre Company just announced their first and biggest show of the 2019-2020 season.

This performance will take full advantage of all the high-tech sound and lighting equipment at the state-of-the-art Stuart Steiner Theatre. In addition, the full scene and costume shops will offer dynamic sets, clothing and the outlandish regalia that Rocky Horror fans look for. The talented and enthusiastic theatre department is already busily preparing for this performance, which will set the tone for a new season of great theater, as well as a few Halloween celebrations, in late October.  

“With a piece as dramatic and fun as the Rocky Horror Show, our students will combine their vocal talents, acting and dancing skills and technical skills, along with their innate theatrical enthusiasm, to bring the eccentric Rocky Horror characters to life,” said Brodie McPherson, director of the show and also GCC’s instructor of theatre technology. “Some crew members are already hard at work planning the special effects required for this production. Without giving away any of their surprises, this promises to be an interactive, exciting, fun performance that will be truly engaging for everyone. Save the date, indeed.”

Rocky Horror Show will feature members of the community, GCC students of all majors, alumni, faculty, and staff, both on stage (as you’ve never seen them before!) and behind the curtain. Tickets for Rocky Horror Show will go on sale this summer.

GCC’s Fashion Program students previewed the production, including a special scene in the 38th annual Fashion Show last weekend called “Camp,” which was coordinated by theatre student Alannah Gross and styled by theatre arts and theatre technology students (photo included). The scene featured adjunct dance instructor Tara Pocock and student models representing some of the iconic characters in full make-up and costume.

For more information on GCC’s Forum Players productions, contact Marketing Communications Associate Director Donna Rae Sutherland at (585) 343-0055 ext. 6616, or via email:

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Editor’s Note:

A photograph from GCC’s Fashion Show featuring the Rocky Horror Show, courtesy of GCC, is available at: