The Rocky Horror Show
October 18 - November 2, 2019 | Looby Theatre
Music Director.........Roger N. Hutson
Stage Manager...…...Robyn Saunders
A word, if we may, about audience participation: We want you to have a blast at The Rocky Horror Show! Feel free to dress up (especially on Halloween), shout audience responses and even "participate" in the show. Please note, participation bags with approved items and a participation guide will be available at the theatre for purchase. We ask you to please respect the theatre space and volunteers who will be cleaning up after every show. Therefore, outside participation items are prohibited (including rice, silly string, water guns or any other items that may damage carpeting or upholstery).
Just announced: Wine and specialty drinks will available for purchase in the lobby of the theatre before the show and during intermission.
Frank N. Furter
Barrett Thomas (Frank N. Furter) is flabbergasted to be included among such a talented cast and honored to share leading lady duties with his pal Emily. Barrett would like to thank Clint and the creative team for casting him in his first role in heels. He’s previously sported loafers in Legally Blonde (Warner), combat boots in South Pacific (Lt. Cable), and Converse in Hair (Woof). This marks Barrett’s sixth show with Circle, having most recently made a cameo as The Wolf in Into the Woods. “Thanks to Grey, Choo Choo, and the brilliant community theatre castmates that have so enriched my life over the past three years. Lylas”
Garrett Whitworth (Rocky Horror) is pumped to make his debut at Circle Players in their production of THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW! Garrett is a music major at Volunteer State Community College. His favorite past roles include Ren McCormack (Footloose), Ephraim Pontipee (7 Brides for 7 Brothers), and Lucas Beineke (The Addams Family). Garrett would like to thank his family and friends for all of their support and the outstanding cast and crew for the friendships that will last a lifetime.
Bryan Royals (Brad) is excited to be back on stage for this production of The Rocky Horror Show, dammit! He made his Nashville debut earlier this year as Josh in Circle Players’ production of If/Then. Bryan moved to Nashville just a year ago from Orlando, FL where he was seen in Godspell (Jesus) along with performing and recording for Walt Disney World, Performer Stuff, and Central Florida Community Arts. This Alabama native holds a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Mobile where he studied voice and musical theater. Along with the opportunities to perform around the country and abroad, Bryan is also a voice and piano instructor and enjoys helping students develop their talents and gifts in music. While you may have yelled at him during this performance, Bryan hopes you maybe wouldn’t scream “Asshole!” at him off-stage. This is now his third consecutive role that he is appearing onstage in his underwear. You can follow him on Instagram and Twitter: @broyals.
Emily Summers (Janet) is grateful to be performing once again with the Circle Players as Janet in The Rocky Horror Show. She was recently seen as Elizabeth in If/Then and Lucinda in Into the Woods. Emily is a Pittsburgh native and a graduate of Belmont University’s Songwriting program. She released an album of original songs in 2014, and is recording two new EPs over the next year. Her music and upcoming shows can be found on emilysummersmusic.com. Emily would like to thank the cast, crew, and production team for all their hard work in bringing this iconic show to life. Dammit!
Blake Holliday (Riff Raff) is a local Middle Tennessee actor with an unintentional penchant for performing in drag. He is a graduate of MTSU, where he studied journalism, fashion merchandising, and theatre. He was most recently seen as Hedwig in Hedwig and the Angry Inch at Street Theatre Company here in Nashville. Some of his other favorite past credits include Hand to God (Jason/Tyrone), How I learned to Drive (Female Greek Chorus), 25th Annual...Spelling Bee(William Barfée), and Rock of Ages (Franz). He is thrilled to be back with Circle Players, and to do the time warp alongside this amazing cast and creative team! It’s just a jump to the left…
Kaitlin Ladd (Magenta) is thrilled to be playing Magenta in Rocky Horror Picture Show. She always watched the movie around Halloween and is excited that this year she will be performing it. Her past productions include Avenue Q (Christmas Eve), Thoroughly Modern Millie (Millie), and she is currently a member of Nashville Improv.
Poem Atkinson (Columbia) is thrilled to be a part of The Rocky Horror Show! She recently moved to Nashville to further pursue her acting career. After recently completing the productions of Footloose (Wendy-Jo) and The Producers (Ulla), she is anxious to break into her first production with Circle Players! Columbia has been a dream character of hers ever since she first saw the production. Poem is honored to be portraying a classically loved character from the long, wacky, and wonderful tradition that is, The Rocky Horror Show. Enjoy!
Matthew Farinelli (Eddie) started performing in Oklahoma at the age of 3 with his family in The Farinelli Family Band where he played piano, guitar, and sang. He was a member of the Northeastern State University production of Downtown Country in Tahlequah for 3 years. After moving to Nashville to follow his passion for music and musical theater, he has been cast as Orin in Little Shop of Horrors, and Lumiere in Beauty and the Beast. Matthew also writes original music and has helped other writers record their songs. Matthew would like to thank Circle Players for the opportunity to show his love for rock and roll and bring Eddie to life!
Justin Barnett (Narrator) is thrilled to be joining this amazing cast. Justin holds a B.A. in Communications from The University of Alabama and pursuing a Master’s in Marketing from The University of Denver. Favorite past credits include Brian in Avenue Q with Circle Players, Fireside Storyteller in Smoke and Elder Sugg Fort in Spirit with The Bell Witch Fall Festival. With Theatre Tuscaloosa, Justin played Peter in Company, Ghost of Christmas Present in A Christmas Carol, Kevin/Churchill in The Producers, and William Barfee in 25th Annual...Spelling Bee.
T. Josiah Haynes (Dr. Scott) T.J. has been involved with theatre for ten years -- from high school in South Carolina, to college in Nashville, to community theatre all throughout Middle Tennessee. His favorite productions include Hairspray (Edna Turnblad, Boiling Springs High School, 2012) Big Fish (Edward Bloom, Trevecca Nazarene University, 2014), Oklahoma! (Ali Hakim, Springhouse Theatre Company, 2016), and Spamalot (Sir Bors, Center for the Arts in Murfressboro, 2018). T.J. has gotten into directing at Springhouse's Black Box Theatre with 2018's Doubt: a parable, then this past summer's Greener Pastures: a new musical, written and directed by T.J. He would like to thank his parents for being his biggest supporters, traveling from SC to see every production he's in. And he thanks Clint Randolph for giving him this time-warping opportunity. And he thanks God for the freedom and ability to tell stories.
Allison Truman (Phantom/Transylvanian) is brand new to Nashville and Circle Players having moved here from Maine last January. While she was living in Maine she worked with a theater company called Rocky For Equality and was in three productions of The Rocky Horror show with them. She was also working with the Volcanic Vixens Dance Troupe where she was a principal performer, while working with them over the course of two years she performed in nine different themed shows portraying several characters ranging from Rizzo to a blue lobster. Allison is beyond thrilled to be joining The Circle Players for this production and hopefully many more to come!
Steph Twomey (Phantom/Transylvanian) is very excited to return to the stage alongside many talented actors in Circle Player’s Rocky Horror. This is my sixth Nashville production preceded by performances in Holding the Man with KB Productions, If/Then and Hair presented by Circle Players, and Cecil in Dangerous Liaisons presented by Way off Broadway. Happy Spooky Season and enjoy the show!
Nathaniel Hulme (Phantom/Transylvanian) is a Nashville native. This is his second production with Circle Players. He is a long-time fan of Rocky Horror and is thrilled to do a live- production of the musical.
Jared Brooks (Phantom/Transylvanian)
is so ever so honored to writhe and gyrate for Circle Players. This year, Jared has performed as Woody, Peter and Ensemble in K&B Production's Holding the Man and danced as member of the Montague Tribe in Jim Manning’s Violent Delights. Other roles include Peter Pevensie in Narnia, Chad Danforth in High School Musical 2 (Allie Award-Best Supporting actor in a Musical), Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, and Shawn in Juvie.
Schuyler Phoenix (Phantom/Transylvanian) is excited to be working with Circle Players in this cult classic. From Birmingham, AL, she has performed in shows such as The Producers, Hunyak in Chicago, and Paris in Violent Delights." If she is not performing on stage in musicals, she is continuing her practice in aerial arts and performing burlesque. She is thrilled to be a part of the arts in Nashville.