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From the Studio: Stage Left's "Rocky Horror Show"

Cedric Bidwell Williams, Heather McHenry-Kroetch, Troy Nickerson, Gabriel A. Conesa Caquias, Ijah Moore
Photo: Savanna Rothe
Cedric Bidwell Williams, Heather McHenry-Kroetch, Troy Nickerson, Gabriel A. Conesa Caquias and Ijah Moore (L–R) outside the SPR building

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The co-directors and cast members of a new production of The Rocky Horror Show joined E.J. Iannelli in the KPBX studio and the SPR performance space to discuss the iconic musical and perform two live songs.

Troy Nickerson and Heather McHenry-Kroetch, who are jointly directing this production at Stage Left Theater, spoke about the ways they approached the musical in order to honor both its story and its ardent fans.

Gabriel A. Conesa Caquias (playing Frank-N-Furter) and Ijah Moore (playing Magenta), both of whom are relatively new to the local stage, talked about their characters and highlighted the enthusiasm and energy of the show's young and veteran cast.

Sweet Transvestite

The interview opens with Moore singing "Science Fiction, Double Feature" accompanied by music director Cedric Bidwell Williams on piano. The close of the interview—also captured on video above—features both Conesa Caquias and Moore performing "Sweet Transvestite," also accompanied by Williams.

This new production of The Rocky Horror Show opens tonight (Friday, October 28) and runs until November 19, 2022 at Stage Left Theater in downtown Spokane.

The current run is sold out as of this writing, but McHenry-Kroetch and Nickerson suggested that unclaimed tickets may be available on a performance-by-performance basis.

More information is available at the Stage Left Theater website.

E.J. Iannelli is Spokane Public Radio's Arts and Music Director