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Rocky Horror Saved My Life Documentary - Chaos Partipated!

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!

An Interview With Chaos’ Robert Price

Chaos_Prom_0262Well those of you who have been lucky enough to see our show, you know what a twisted performer Robert is. So we gave Jeanette Zoolander a day to come up with some random questions and here’s what Robert came up with. Good luck and let’s hope it makes sense.

So, How did you first get into RHPS?
Saw the DVD at bestbuy for years before I bought with a gift card. So curious about the lips. I could not make sense of the strange figure sitting there in heels and fishnets. Watched it over and over with the subtitles on when I was in middle school.

Describe yourself in one word.
Jester

Favorite Joke?
It takes a long time to tell, but basically these two vagabonds wait for this other guy but he never comes, they swing between torturous hope and merciful despair: One of them takes off his belt to hang himself and his pants fall down. Hysterical.

What’s one thing you and Frank have in common?
A home in the spotlight.

Who are your idols?
Danny Kaye, Ella Fitzgerald, Thornton Wilder, Kurt Vonnegut Jr, Scott Adsit, Maria Bamford, Charlie Kaufman, Mandy Patinkin,

Favorite RHPS memory?
I introduced myself gleefully to Dana, one of the Amazonian ladies that frequent the midnight show. I said, “My name is Robert” and she said, “No, you’re Frank now.”

Tell us an interesting fact about yourself?
As a result of a birth defect called gastroschisis, my small intestines were outside of my body when I was born. They stuffed them back in and sewed it up just fine. My umbilical chord never passed through any skin, so I have no belly button. Just a long scar that emphasizes my abs.

What are your plans for the future?
Move to Chicago to be a professional goofball. (improvisational comedy capital of the world)

One album you can’t live without?
Duke Ellington’s Pure Gold. With the skips from my dad’s record.

How do you mentally prepare yourself for a role?
Remind myself that in the lights, in the costume, in the make up, I AM THE STUFF DREAMS ARE MADE OF.

Is there another movie you would like to see a shadowcast for?
MUPPET TREASURE ISLAND

What’s your favorite part of the show?
“Stand for the queen” I look out at all of the smiling faces and I’m actually filled with wonder and gratitude. I see pride and beauty. Sometimes I start to cry.

What’s your favorite incarnation of Frank?
In the elevator with the cape on, then marching toward the throne. He knows something you don’t know, and that’s so much fun to play.

Any specific pre-show rituals?
Gluing my fucking shoes back together.

What inspires you to continue doing RHPS?
Meeting people after the show that are the best people on the planet.

Are there any things about playing frank that you dislike?
I love the songs that happen before I come out, but I don’t get to be a part of them. And I don’t get to talk to people before the show.

Any special talents?
Impromptu Sonnets, etc.

Any last words of wisdom?
Practice a genuine interest in people. They are the most baffling and rewarding things you will ever encounter.

Happy Birthday Robert!

You met him last show – and so far you guys really liked him.  You really, really liked him.  Anyway he shares a birthday with Patricia Quinn!  Go Robert!

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New Kid – Robert

Did you guys manage to see the new kid at the last show?  His name is Robert and that was his very first show with The Royal Mystic Order of Chaos!  He’ll be back for more….

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Another great fan photo

Man we love these recreations. If only we looked this good. Of course we like this one because it’s the image of Frank we use for our own logo.

We have awesome fans!

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One of our adorable fans from last weekend’s show! We love the photo!

Check this s*&$ out!

http://www.washingtonian.com/blogs/afterhours/theatre/theater-preview-the-gay-mens-chorus-of-washington-takes-on-the-rocky-horror-show.php

 

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