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Celebrate Halloween early with Magic City Misfits

Submitted Photo Pictured from left to right are Monica Anderson (Columbia), Christian Marcelletta (Magenta), Juwanna DeMoore (Frank N. Furter), and Tiffany Kerfoot Erie (Riff-Raff) performing in the shadowcast performance of The Rocky Horror Picture Show on June 28. The Magic City Misfits will be taking the stage for another performance tonight at the Mouse River Theater.

The Magic City Misfits will be celebrating Halloween early with a shadowcast performance of The Rocky Horror Picture Show Saturday night at the Mouse River Players Community Theater in Minot. Doors open at 7 p.m., and the show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets will be sold at the door for $15.

“It’s never too early to celebrate Halloween,” said James Falcon, co-director of the Magic City Misfits, who have performed the shadowcast performance since 2014. “This show would be an excellent time to try out your Halloween costume. In fact, we encourage members of the audience to come dressed up, whether it’s in your Halloween costume, or as a character from the movie.”

The Rocky Horror Picture Show stars Tim Curry as Frank N. Furter, a “Sweet transvestite” mad scientist, and Barry Bostwick and Susan Sarandon as Brad Majors and Janet Weiss, the couple who gets stranded in a storm and find themselves coming to the scientist’s castle for help.

The film, which came out in 1975, has evoked a cult classic status as a midnight movie where audience members dress up as characters and participate with the movie.

“This is done with various props that we hand out to the audience,” Falcon said. “We definitely encourage the audience to interact with us. It’s what the show is all about – having fun!”

From this show, a portion of the proceeds will benefit the American Cancer Society.

“We decided on donating to the American Cancer Society because the show falls on the birthday of James Lowe, AIFD, a good friend of mine who helped out at many of our shows,” Falcon said, adding that Lowe died following a short battle with cancer last year. “We felt it would be a good way to honor his memory.”

In the past, the Misfits have donated proceeds from their shows to Magic City Equality and the Domestic Violence Crisis Center.

“Our goal is to give back to the community through entertainment,” Falcon said. “We enjoy entertaining Minot audiences with our own alternative forms of entertainment, and we want to give back.”

The Misfits would like to offer a disclaimer that some elements of the show may not be suitable for younger audiences. Younger members of the audience should be accompanied by an adult. For more information about the Magic City Misfits, visit them on Facebook, @RHPSMagicCity.

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