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The Future of Rocky Horror In Houston

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Foss & Adriana

An Important note to the Fans of Chaos and Rocky Horror at the River Oaks Theatre.

Hi folks! Thank you to everyone who joined Chaos to celebrate my birthday last night! Given all the recent storm crap and hardship it was nice to have my family gather together and celebrate this crazy show.

I know Houston has been through a lot. It means the world to me you guys came out to our show. One thing you can say about Texans as a whole, nothing is going to ever stop us.

In other news: Our next show is September 23rd and I am sad to announce that this will be the last of the extra 4th Saturday shows everyone so happily supported and enjoyed.

Despite our very successful year of two shows a month The River Oaks Theatre management has decided to go back to a once a month format for Rocky.

We were a victim to our own success, the extra shows were so popular the theater feels they are unable to adequately staff for them.

Rocky Horror will be replaced with other Midnight Movies that don’t require the same staffing demands or attract the same crowds that Rocky does.

That said, starting in November Rocky Horror will go back to the 2nd Saturday of the Month with no extra shows during the summer.

It sucks, but it is what it is.

So make the most of the 13 shows a year we will have.

In November i’m putting the show in Kyle’s hands. Besides being a trusted friend, Kyle has the heart and mind to keep this show great and he understands how much the community needs Chaos.

The Royal Mystic Order of Chaos will continue on. My final three shows are September 23 and the Halloween Shows October 27th and 28th.

As for me, I’m closing out 30 years of Rocky Horror, 10 years right here in Houston.

Rocky was the one constant in my life. It was the one place I felt loved and needed. I know how important this show is to you and the community at large.

It’s important to all of us.

I’m glad I had the last years worth of extra shows. There were some really good shows and some great performances by the people I love.

The last few years have been tough. I’ve lost jobs due to economic downturns. I lost a relationship I trusted unconditionally. I battled depression each and every day.

It’s time for me to get going and start my next adventure.

It’s time to shake this shit off and do something new with my life. Honestly I’m scared shitless but I also realize for once I have to do something for me.

I want to give you all some serious, heartfelt advice:

When you think all is lost, don’t give up. Dig in and solve your problems with help from your friends, family, and community.

There were a lot of times I thought about quitting life all together and each day I wake up I’m fucking happy I’m here. Life continues to surprise me in good and positive ways.

Sorry this was so fucking long. If you read all the down here you’re a fucking hero. Anyway I love you all. Except that one guy. He’s a dick.

~Foss

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!

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.

Kylelumbia

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.

CHAOS gets on Television!

We made the news! NEWS FIX 39 in Houston!

Halloween 2012 Recap – Answer to your most frequently asked questions.

Hi Everyone, My name is Foss and I’m f@#king tired.

Well another Halloween come and gone! And it’s been our most successful Halloween ever! Mostly because it’s our first. I kid. Actually this Halloween broke River Oaks Records for Attendance and Bar totals! Way to show up and drink motherf@#kers!

I just want to take a moment to say thank you to everyone who was here to celebrate our first Chaos Halloween!

For a RocChaos Cast and Crew 2012ky Cast, the Halloween show is our Christmas and Superbowl all wrapped into one. We know you have a lot of choices for things to do Halloween Weekend, but you chose our show and for that we thank you.

This marks my 25th or 26th year of performing Rocky, both in California and in Texas. I figure I’ve done well over 1000 shows. I love this theater and I love this audience. I very much appreciate the River Oaks Theatre management who has been very supportive of the show.We’ve got a good cast and we’re getting bigger and better each month.

I know I speak on behalf of all of the members of Chaos when I say we really appreciate your support. We appreciate every laugh, and the time you take to get a photograph with us after the show. Thank you for letting us pick you up or lick you without notifying the authorities.

To our very special regulars that show show up each month without fail we say – You have our most sincere appreciation.

Thank you all. Happy Halloween!

FOSS
OH Your frequently asked questions!  How do I get to join you?!  Right now we’re looking for a few select performers but we don’t need crew members unless you can sew like Betsy Ross herself!  We are looking for a seamstress that can think outside of the box and is happy being a seamstress.

THIS JUST IN! Chaos God Save the Queen – Tim Curry – T-Shirts

Chaos  is super f@#king pleased to be releasing this freaking awesome t-shirt!  They’ll be on sale that the October 26th Halloween shows while supplies last!

The Lovely Mrs. Foss showing off the Chaos design.

CHAOS BREAKS AN ATTENDANCE RECORD!

You guys fucking rock! This past weekend, The Royal Mystic did the Rocky Horror Zombie Show and had a total attendance of 403! It’s all thanks to you guys! Let’s keep the attendance streak going and we can’t wait to see you guys next month for the Rock’N’Roll Horror Show! Until then, rock on!..

Last night, the dead rose…and now you can check out the photos…

For photos from the Super Foss Happy Fan Club, click the photo below.

For photos from The Royal Mystic Order of Chaos, click the photo below.

 

We had a deliciously good time, even without the bath salts.