CELEBRATING 29 YEARS AT THE CEDAR LEE THEATRE!
SHOWS ARE THE FIRST SATURDAY OF EVERY MONTH
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
The Rocky Horror Picture Show has been playing for over 30 years now at the
Cedar Lee Theatre in Cleveland Heights, OH.
TRHPS IS SHOWN THE FIRST SATURDAY OF EVERY MONTH.
The date of the next show is always on the main page of the website which you can always get to by clicking the logo at the top of the page.
WE RECOMMEND ARRIVING AT THE THEATRE 30 MINUTES BEFORE SHOWTIME to insure that you get good seats and do not miss the pre-show.
The theatre is
conveniently located on the corner of Cedar and Lee Roads.
Click here for more theatre info.
Simply His Servants, the Cedar Lee's resident Rocky Horror floorshow cast has been together since late 1994. SHS is Cleveland's only regular,
year-round Rocky Horror floorshow cast.
If you have never seen The Rocky Horror Picture Show in a theatre before, you are considered a "virgin."
Don't be afraid, it's nothing to be ashamed of. If you've never been to the show, it's very easy to learn most of the basic
At this time, props are not permitted into the theatre and throwing things like rice, toast, etc. is not allowed.
There is no dress code at our show. Some groupies love to dress up like their favorite Rocky Horror character, some people will
just put on whatever outrageous outfit they can put together. You don't have to dress up like a character, we encourage you to wear whatever you like--
as long as it's nothing *too* revealing that would be legally considered indecent. (There is no nudity allowed at the show or in the theatre building.)
We also recommend dressing in costume if you'd like to knock a few bucks off of your ticket price. (See question #11.)
A "virgin" is someone who has never seen The Rocky Horror Picture Show in a theatre with cast/audience participation. If you have seen TRHPS
on VHS, DVD, Laserdisc, Beta, VH1, blu-ray, Fox, Comedy Central, Cinemax, etc., etc. it doesn't count.
Virgin sacrificing/initiations have become a rite of passage over the past couple decades at Rocky Horror.
We always take a few moments before each show to initiate a few select virgins. There are several different sacrifices, but we don't do
anything too intimidating or terrifying. Having fun is always the most important aspect of the
virgin initiations, so play along with us. If you are selected to be part of a sacrifice and you don't want to participate--just let us know--we will
never force anyone to do anything they don't want to do.
It's very hard to describe the entire Rocky Horror experience and what goes on in the theatre before, during and after a show.
It's a combination of film, live performance, and audience
The Rocky Horror Picture Show is screened in the theatre, and Simply His Servants, the floorshow cast, performs a screen accurate re-enactment of
the movie in front of the screen as it is playing.
The audience participates by shouting audience participation lines: Example--it is typical to scream "ASSHOLE" whenever Brad is shown on the screen.
There are thousands of different AP lines and new ones are being made up all the time. You can even make up your own!
It's very easy to learn audience participation and (keeping the rules in mind) we encourage everyone to be a part of each show.
However, if you prefer to just sit and watch, that's always perfectly welcome as well.
It's the best term to describe Simply His Servants and what we do.
We perform the movie on the floor in front of the screen as it's playing.
If you're seeing Tim Curry as Frank sing 'Sweet Transvestite' on the screen, you'll
be seeing our Frank singing and performing 'Sweet Transvestite.' Of course, there are some things that we cannot fully reproduce in our show (for some
reason, the theatre management won't let us put a pool in the floor for the pool scene) but we improvise and do what we can with what we have.
We ad lib a lot. Every time you see the film on the screen it's the same movie,
but every show we perform is never the same.
But remember that even though SHS is in front of the screen, the backbone of the show is YOU: the audience. Without the audience,
there would be no show, and each show is only as good as we all can make it.
The parking lot is behind the theatre. As of October 2021, the parking lot behind the theatre is free, we do not know if/when the city of Cleveland Heights will begin enforcing parking meters once again.
Please feel free to take as many pictures as you like before and after the show. While the film is playing in the auditorium we ask that you only take photos of the cast performance and the audience; please
do not take any photos of or including the film on the screen. NO video recording of any type is ever allowed while the film is on screen.
At this time, no props will be allowed into the theatre and nothing may be thrown during the show. In the future, we hope to resume allowing props such as rice, toast, newspaper, squirtguns, etc. but at this time nothing is permitted.
Please leave all props at home until further notice.
We do ask that all audience members (and cast) follow all of the theatre's rules and regulations.
Anyone violating any of the rules and regulations will be ejected from the theatre without a refund.
VIRGINS: If you are coming to the show and you have someone you'd like to see initiated (and they are OVER 18 and willing to participate),
please let a cast member know before the show.
However, we can not honor every request. Sometimes we have very little time before a show and we have only a few minutes to cover everything before the film needs to start rolling.
Talk to a cast member before the show and we will do our best to initiate the person in your party.
BIRTHDAYS: Every month we get a handful of requests to do things before the show for birthdays.
It is extremely difficult to celebrate everyone's birthdays with the limited time we have in the auditorium before the film starts.
The Rocky Horror Picture Show is Rated R by the Motion Picture Association Of America. SHS does not have
anything to do with who is and isn't admitted into the theatre. If you are under 17 and wish to attend a show, we recommend contacting the theatre management if you have any questions regarding admission.
Click here for more information on contacting the Cedar Lee Theatre.
Admission to Rocky Horror at the Cedar Lee is $12.00.
Tickets are always available at the theatre box office when the theatre is open.
Tickets are also available for purchase online. To purchase tickets online, CLICK HERE.
Although it looks like we're just goofing off in front of the screen, some of us take Rocky Horror very seriously.
We are always looking for new cast members. In order to join cast, you must be over 18, attend every single show, cast meeting and rehearsal, have reliable transportation and be prepared to make a serious
commitment to something you will not be getting paid to do. PLEASE CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD OUR APPLICATION. PLEASE RETURN YOUR COMPLETED APPLICATION TO A CAST LEADER AT THE SHOW OR EMAIL IT TO US AT firstname.lastname@example.org
We require that any and all potential cast applicants come and see the show many, many times before applying. Please remember you must also be 18 years of age to join.
New cast members are also required to work on tech/swing for a while upon joining cast.
(You have to work your way up--you can not/will not join cast and immediately be cast as Magenta.)
Newer cast members work as understudies and help out as crew members before being considered for a full-time role.
If you have been to our show more than 10 times in the past year and you are seriously interested in joining cast, please talk to Kev at the merchandise table before or after the show.
If you have any additional questions/concerns/comments, please e-mail us at: email@example.com.
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