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What the hell is a sonic transducer?: Ironica Rambles, Part 2

It’s the thing that freezes people’s feet to the floor. Ours is broken apparently because it’s missing a handle and we run around like crazy so you can all see us well at some point.

But enough about you, let’s talk about me.

I started performing in drag in December 2011 under the hideous stage name you see now and I made my rounds at all the drag bars and stuff. Despite some notoriety, some good reviews, some bad reviews, a canceled show at a venue with an owner who was not willing to put forth the time, effort, budget, and energy it took to make the show successful, a few bright, shiny moments of triumph, etc., I finally landed a big gig – my role with the Chaos cast.

It had been a big dream of mine to join the cast in some fashion, so getting it meant I’d finally reached the zenith of my goals and whatnot. I’d have a steady show, I wouldn’t be fighting for the booking, I’d get to flash my ass to literally hundreds of people once(sometimes twice) a month.

And that is why I’m putting the rest of my drag to rest. RHPS is something I see myself doing for the rest of my life with no trouble. It’s hard work that is usually followed by gratification from myself and fans after the show, yet with a desire to outdo and improve the next show. No one is going to take that from me. As for performing at bars around the city? Unneeded stress that never feels fulfilling when it actually does go right.

So there you have it. I am an exclusive drag queen for Rocky Horror. I’m Rocky Horror’s bitch. And I’m totally down with that.

Nowhere is this more awesome and relevant than July’s theme: Pride.

Although I don’t want you guys to look at it as just LGBT pride. For me, RHPS has always been about exploring and expressing your sexuality without limitations, coming to terms with who you are as a person, and how you relate to people at the shows. It’s not just about celebrating your independent uniqueness, it’s about coming together despite differences and realizing the goal for everyone is to be happy together as a community. When humanity becomes not just a community, but a community that gets along and supports each other, it’s an amazing feeling.

That is how we battle insecurities. That is how we battle those who want to persecute innocent people(see Orlando). That is how we become better people. And that is how we live in a world without fear.

So come out, be proud of who you are as a person, and hug the person next to you. Or get their number if they’re single. Love is love, caring is caring, RHPS is $11.

$11 of love.

SEE YOU JULY 9th!

Ironica Rambles, Part 1

I don’t care how awesome Laverne Cox is – she’s not going to give you what we’re going to give you.

But let’s talk about PROM.

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That’s this month’s show theme. Everyone just graduated and celebrated prom recently. So whether you’ve graduated this year or 20 years ago or never/got your GED, come out in some Prom-themed outfit and you’ll fit right in!

Last month, we actually had fans come FROM PROM to see our show in their prom dresses and tuxes. It was a pretty sweet experience and made for an awesome photo.

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Thanks guys! Also, if you’re coming again, you don’t have to worry about finding an outfit, you’ve got one!

Our themes are awesome and we make sure we always have one so that we’re bringing some variety to your monthly RHPS viewings at River Oaks. Because you should be coming every month. Rocky Horror is not an experience or a movie or a play. It’s a religion. And we’re not forcing you to go every Sunday(although I’d like to have some of you sexy guys on your knees at least once a week), but we’re offering a once-a-month opportunity to socialize, celebrate, and worship me. I mean the show. Not worship. Enjoy. Enjoy the performance.

Although if that’s not enough, we’re doing TWO shows in July! Keep your playbills! They have all the info, Rocky trivia, and more.

ANYWAY.

This month Ryan Fontuhhoweveryouspellit, who usually plays Brad, is going to be playing Rocky for the prom show! We should all be thrilled that he’s going to be running around in gold go-go boy shorts! I wonder if he’ll be able to lift me. If not, you can all spank him with me during the meet-and-greet.

So who’s playing Brad? ZACH! That’s right, our golden boy is gonna be brown-haired and stripped down to dorky white briefs for the show. I know you’re excited. My mouth is watering.

Other than that, we’re going to be VERY happy having Amber Munster back as Magenta! Which means Jennifer will be able to take awesome photos of the show so you can show off to your friends how cool you are for coming and convince them to come next time.

See you Saturday!

Robert Pins!

Since tonight was Robert’s last show, we came up with a special set of limited edition Robert Pins!  Only for the first 100 fans.  Enjoy.

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The EXIT INTERVIEW by Robert Price.

[Foss note here: We wanted to give Robert the opportunity to say goodbye and thank you to everyone here at the show with one final interview, when I couldn’t find anyone to do the interview, Amber popped up and suggested “Let Robert do it!” Never one to turn down a great idea we did the only thing we could do was ask Robert to interview Robert. So here in all it’s glory is Robert interviewing himself about his final show and future plans. Enjoy.]

20150809Chaos-45-copyPrice: I know I’m busy with all the moving preparations, so thank you for making the time for you.

Robert: No, thank me!

Price: I’m welcome. You’ve been doing the show for two years and now you’re walking away. Why?

Robert: I’m going to New York. There’s a great big world out there, and I have to go see it now while I’m young and stupid. I know too many people that wait for something to push them out of their comfort zone and end up…comfortable. Plans to leave the city get pushed back further and further until they don’t see the point in taking the risk because they’re happy where they are. That’s a beautiful thing, but it’s not what I want to do. I’m deeply afraid that I’ll squander the opportunities that I’ve been given by making the safe choice. I get anxious if I feel like I’m not creating or learning or improving. Don’t dream it, be it.

Price: That was a little heavy for the first question. Let’s lighten up a bit. What was your first Rocky Show like?

Robert: I don’t think anything could really prepare me for that first show. I knew the movie well, but I think I had seen it only three times at River Oaks. So some of the call-outs caught me by surprise and made me miss my next line cause I was laughing. I found my self looking back at the screen even though I had promised myself that I wouldn’t. I think I got the floorshow dance right because that’s what we practiced the most, other than Sweet T. One thing you realize about the movie is how many different costumes that Frank has to be responsible for. Keeping track of when to change into what was pretty difficult.

Price:Where did you get your costume?

Robert: The black heels were from erotic cabaret and then hand glittered with E-6000 by me and my lovely lady Sara. The red heals I stole from the costume loft at The University of Houston School of Theatre and Dance. They had done the Rocky Horror Show a few years ago and I saw it and loved it. The wig I ordered from a Rocky specialty sight, and the corset was made by a wonder woman who used to help us out with costumes. The garter belt I had to make myself (which I have no business doing) because nobody makes the British-style six-garter belt anymore, and even if they did it wouldn’t be the right color. Sara actually finished it for me and it’s fastened with a bra clasp. The elbow gloves I also hand stitched which is why they look the way they do, and the fabric is the reverse side of sequined chainmail from a production of Once Upon A Mattress in which I played Prince Dauntless. The dresses are thrift-store finds.

Price: What is going through your head as you’re doing the show now?

Robert: I’m mostly concerned about keeping my voice healthy by supporting with good breath, my posture in heels takes some conscious thought, and I’m always making sure to try and “fuck the back row” with my performance. Foss’ vision of the show makes us the rock stars, and I think our goal is to be so engaging and committed that we’re adding to the movie and not taking away from it.

Price:This might be a little early in the interview to ask, but do you ever fantasize about people at Rocky Horror?

Robert: Of course. When I put on that costume I feel like a demigod, and 300 people dressed like they’re gonna get laid is definitely a turn on. The sexiest person I ever saw at rocky was Sara doing Trixie’s strip-tease, and I think the fans would agree. The fantasies involve Sara and I “going to town” together on various audience members.

Price: How long have you and Sara been together? What’s your secret?

Robert: It will be 3 years this October. She’s talented, kind and clever. We’ve grown a lot together as we’ve grown up. We’ve been apart the last three summers because of her professional work as an actress, but we both have summer birthdays so we’re used to grand romantic gestures. I’ve made her several videos, she wrote a rap for me, and this year we’ve recorded an album together of all the silly love songs we wrote in high school up to now. It’s called Retro Spectacle and her songs are amazing.

Price: A lot of our cast have hidden talents. Stevie styles hair, Zach is a chef, Rachael is a visual artist, and Amber is a professional groupie. What do you do outside of Rocky Horror?

Robert: I have a degree in Playwriting, and my passion is improvisation. I perform with Comedysportz Houston in a family friendly show, as well as with Flirt Reynolds in a PG-13 show. I teach improv at Beta Theater. I’m currently studying up on shakespeare so I can improvise a play in iambic pentameter.

20150809Chaos-51Price: What are you excited about in the future?

Robert: New York means I’m going to get knocked down, and get up again, and hopefully they’re never going to keep me down. I’ll start at the beginning all over again as a tiny fish in a hurricane ocean, and maybe discover some like minded fish at the bottom that want to start a new school. But I gotta watch out for sharks and hooks and stingrays and such. I got to find out what water is.

Price: Are you planning on trying cocaine when you get to New York?

Robert: No, I might give up drinking though. I waited until I was 21 to drink, which I do not regret at all, and after a year of trying everything out I’d be comfortable saving the money from now on. I don’t eat meat and I don’t drink soda, I don’t drink coffee and I don’t smoke weed. Cheaper to be clean. I’m still debating whether pornography belongs in my life, and I’m a master debater. I’m thinking right now my imagination is more interesting than whatever the internet decides is erotic, and getting in touch with my own sensuality probably makes me a better lover.

Price: Where do you see yourself in ten years?

Robert: Handing over the management of my improv theater to someone I trust so that I can go pursue a job writing and performing for a new kind of Netflix show. Then visiting Houston to play in shows at Christmas.

Price: This has been really fun for me and I wish you the best. I have one more question: what advice do you have for people just starting out in Rocky Horror?

Robert: Get to know the people you work with. I think at some point in the big cities Rocky Horror was an unsafe place for normal people, and now it’s become a safe place for weird people. The people that do the show and the people that come to the show believe in certain principles that are wonderful. Sexual and gender liberation, the importance of obscenity, and the sense of disillusionment about the world they’ve felt as they got older. These are people that have fun celebrating a strange and broken fantasy because they think reality is the real joke. Getting to know your cast also result in moments of unexpected collaboration. The audience doesn’t remember the movie when they leave, they remember the moment when two cast members created something new together because they’re friends and friends can do that.

~End.

Foss again: On behalf of everyone at The Royal Mystic Order of Chaos we want to thank Robert for his time and Energy. As always we also want to extend our heartfelt appreciation to the Fans of Chaos and The Rocky Horror Picture Show who have supported both the cast and Rocky Horror in Houston. Thank you all so much for being so kind to us. See you tonight!

Rocky Horror Costume Contest – March 14th 2015

COSTUME-CONTESTThe Royal Mystic Order of Chaos is presenting our annual Costume Contest!  First prize will be a Riff and Magenta 25th anniversary Giant headed statues!  Freaking awesome!  Choking Hazards! So dress as your favorite member of Chaos, or The Rocky Horror Picture Show!

Small Print Rules:

  1. Costume must be original.  No store bought costumes.
  2. Contest is limited to fans of The Rocky Horror Picture Show and Chaos – No past, present or future former cast members of Chaos or performers with other Houston Rocky groups may participate.  This is for the fans.
  3. Judging is to be by a panel of Chaos / Rocky Horror Experts.
  4. We can make up additional rules as needed.
  5. Bribes are always accepted.
  6. There is no rule 7.

Good luck!

Our Gender Bender Show – A study in what the f**k?

Well, we did a Gender Bender Show.  Oh Lord.  We’re sorry you had to see that.  More photos can be found at our facebook page.  But congratulations to Kyle for his amazing Kyle-Lumbia who was the star of our show.

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We’re interviewing for the Loyal Order of the Sisters of Chaos!

SistersofChaosWe are currently interviewing for the Sisters of Chaos Dance Troupe!  You too can join the fun and be members of Houston’s number one Rocky Horror Picture show!  Want to know more?  Go here!

EXIT INTERVIEW – We say goodbye to our Rocky David

DavidlaststandWell fuck. Our next show is David’s last show….and we wanted to give him an Exit Interview. He’s a man of few words and short answers. But he’s our David and we love him with all our hearts. Please join us next weekend as we say goodbye.

Hey David!  You’ve been there from the beginning of Chaos you seem smart, why did you get involved in Chaos?
I had just read “Perks of Being a Wallflower” and thought, that might be fun.

2. What has been your favorite moments performing?
All of them.

3.  When is the best time for a Rocky to make out with a member of the audience?
Anytime is good, but I prefer after the show when we are all nice and drunk

4.  You’re easily the most laid back member of Chaos, what’s your secret?
Either undiagnosed autism or repression

5.  Any advice for the guy or girl that will take your place?
Do the anal scene.

6.  You’ve spent a lot of time having stage sex with Shannon.  How was it?  Follow up question, do her fun bags feel great or awesome?
Stage sex with Shannon is magnificent and there are no words to describe how amazing her fun bags feel.

7.  You’ve also spent a lot of time kissing girls after the show….what’s your secret to good loving?
Ask her what she likes then do it.

8. Do you have a girlfriend and if not where can girls apply?
No… Facebook? I’m the David Sturgill with his face painted as a clown

9.  What’s next for David?
Finish writing the book I’m working on

10.  Any regrets?  Any roles you wish you had played?
Nah, I only could have played Rocky

11.  Make up any question you want to answer any question we didn’t think to ask you.
Where do you see yourself in ten years? Setting up food forests all over the country

Thanks for the ride Jeff, it’s been a hell of a lot of fun.

Heavy Metal Magenta From Hell

Metal Magenta1. How did you first get into rhps?

I first got into Rocky Horror in high school. My friend let me borrow the DVD to watch while I finished an art project. Needless to say, I ended up prisma color in hand, mouth hanging open, art work never being finished.

2. You’ve played a host of characters, but the role of Magenta seems to be your home. What is it that draws you back to her?

Magenta was always my first Rocky love. I love the way she is. She doesn’t have to prove a point. She is who she is and you can kiss her ass if you have a problem with her.

3. If you were stuck on a deserted island, what 3 things would you bring?

Ipod, my stuffed Snoopy, and Motley Crue. Literally Motley Crue.

4. Who would be in your dream shadow cast?

Ok. This is oober hard.
  •     Frankenfurter- Tim Curry. Nobody tops Tim.
  • Riff Raff- Nikki Sixx.
  • Magenta- Me. Simply because I can frickle frackle with Nikki Sixx.
  • Columbia- Joan Jett would be BAD ASS.
  • Janet- Kristin Chenoweth.
  • Brad- I would just switch out Norman Reedus and Sean Patrick Flanery. It would be adorable and nom nom. It’s also just an excuse to have them.
  •  Eddie- My Dream Eddie is already by my side.
  • Dr. Scott- Malcolm McDowell.
  • Trixie- Cassandra Peterson (otherwise known as Elvira) doing her routine at the end of Elvira, Mistress of the Dark.

5. How has rhps changed your life?

Rocky Horror has changed my life in many ways. It has given me a sense of hope and assurance that I’m not alone.

6. What’s one thing you and Magenta have in common?

Magenta and I have ridiculously matted hair. I have this deep suspicion she doesn’t brush it just as I don’t. Also, the glares.

7. How has this last year been for you?

The last year…Hmm. My last year has been crazy. I have had a lot of things happen, but most importantly I met Motley Crue. That’s definitely a long story, but I can say that it was one of the most important things that have ever happened to me. I met my inspiration and darling Nikki Sixx. They were all so wonderful.

8. What’s it like getting to work with your husband at rhps?

It’s absolutely wonderful. I enjoy getting to share a passion with my husband. It’s a project we work on daily and and get to collaborate on ideas. The show would be nothing without Foss.

9. What are your hobbies?

I have too many hobbies. I study the history of Motley Crue, watch Boondock Saints 20 times in a week, watch Walking Dead, collect horror memorabilia, and quote El Superbeasto.

10. Your interpretation of Magenta is very unique. What was your inspiration for it?

My “version” of Magenta was inspired by many people throughout my journey with the character. Jeff always told us, “People have seen the movie…give them something more.” So, I try. My main inspiration is Nikki Sixx. I do the big hair, the sharpied on vulgarity, and the accessories. I also pay tribute to Patricia Quinn in real life. She’s an adorable little drunk so  I grab my cigarette and my bottle of Jack (actually filled with Sweet Tea) and get “drunk” during the shows. People apparently think I’m shitfaced, but alas I am not. If I was, I would be rolling around naked with aviators yelling, “I love Rob Zombie…”Don’t ask me how I know this. Just trust me.


Sometimes my Magenta can be more inspired by the theme. It depends on what we do. I have been Rob Zombie Magenta, Daryl Dixon Magenta, Lexxi Foxx Magenta, and hopefully soon I plan on mastering… Well, we best keep that a secret for now.

11. A lot of the newer cast members really look up to you. Any inspirational advice for them?

Wow, I really don’t know how to respond to that. I don”t see myself as someone to look up to. I see myself more as a trained seal, but the only advice I can really give that has helped me through some complete shit situations is simple.


Don’t listen to everybody else. Be who you are and have no shame in it. If you like to obsess over the little things in life that you love, but others don’t understand, fuck them. I have spent my entire life being made to feel ashamed of my interests and passions. In the end, what makes you happy is what is most important. Whether it be watching the same movie 20 times a week, following a musician who has inspired you, or watching in wonder at a man who dresses in women’s lingerie and creates himself man toy, you take that love and put it where it is due. Put your energy into the things that you love rather than hate.


Now, if you are looking for stage advice…have fun. If you have fun, everybody else has fun.

People Like Us….

A long while ago, some wonderful people showed up and took photos of Foss.

For the past four years I’ve been photographing Rocky Horror Picture Show shadow cast players and shows across the country for an eventual book of images documenting this amazing community. So far I’ve visited nine states and photographed over twenty casts and about 130 people.

The photographs are freaking awesome. You should check them out.

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