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By Richard O'Brien
Directed by Joy Donze + Sarah Norris
Choreographed by Sarah Grace Houston
Music Directed by Max Morter
June 27 - July 16

Extended by popular demand! 
5 performances added, now playing thru July 16!

"a well-produced rendition of the cult hit that makes a trip up to Saranac Lake well worth it."

"Pendragon is bringing its audiences on a wild, raunchy, leather-clad ride with its current production."

"Pendragon's 'The Rocky Horror Show' gives you everything you want from this madcap underground classic; laughs, cringes, shrieks, rockin’ tunes and audience interaction."

- Colin Fleming-Stumpf, BroadwayWorld


Creator - Richard O'Brien
Co-Directors - Joy Donze (she/her) & Sarah Norris  (she/her)
Music Director/Lead Guitar - Max Morter (they/he)
Choreographer - Sarah Grace Houston (she/her)
Intimacy Choreographer - Laura-Jean Swanson (she/her)
Scenic Designer - Madeleine Guy (she/her)
Costume & Make-up Designer - Krista Grevas (she/her)
Lighting Designer - Scott Monnin (they/he)
Sound Designers - Jan Bentley (they/them) & Andy Evan Cohen (he/him)
Design Supervisor - Ashleigh Poteat (she/they)
Production Stage Manager - Meredith Warren (she/her)
Assistant Stage Manager - Kleo Mitrokostas (she/her)
Hair & Make-up Assistant - Eli Bettmann (they/them)

Conductor/Keys - Hawkins Gardow (he/him)
Bass - Bill Stokes (he/him)
Drums - Nick Gully (

† Represents a member of Stage Directors & Choreographers Society

Brad Majors - Sam Balzac* (
Janet Weiss - Jessica Wagner* (she/her)
Dr. Frank 'N' Furter - Stephen Sheffer* (he/him)
Magenta - Hannah-Kathryn Wall (she/her)
Riff Raff - Tyler Spencer (
Columbia - Sanchi Pandey (she/her)
Rocky - Teddy Best (
Eddie/Dr. Everett Scott - Dylan Holt (
The Narrator - Leslie Dame (she/her)
Trixie/Phantom - Katelyn Ortiz (she/her)
Phantom - Matthew Cubillos (
Phantom - Laura Farrell (she/her)
Phantom - Josh Lococo (he/they)

* Represents member of Actors' Equity Association

In this cult classic, sweethearts Brad and Janet, stuck with a flat tire during a storm, discover the eerie mansion of Dr. Frank-N-Furter. As their innocence is lost, Brad and Janet meet a houseful of wild characters, including a rocking biker and a creepy butler. Through elaborate dances and rock songs, Frank-N-Furter unveils his latest creation: a muscular man named "Rocky."

ABOUT our production
Is this like the movie
Yes and no! It's not the traditional movie that you think of. This is set in the style of a rock concert so expect a different type of environment with all your favorite songs and characters. 

Will there be audience interaction

There will be some interaction with the audience and you're welcome to dress up and bring props, but sadly, no liquid or food is allowed (in order to keep rodents and bugs away!) Click our Prop Doc to read further.

Is this show appropriate for someone under 18?

I mean, have you seen what's on the internet lately? In all seriousness, it is completely up to you as a parent/guardian. There are depictions of sexual content, raunchy dialogue, and some performers appear in their underwear. With that in mind, this show has been carefully discussed, rehearsed, and handled by our creative team. We leave it up to your best judgement. 

100 Minutes

Adult Themes

Strong Language

Sexual content

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Sarah Norris



Joy is an award winning Actor, Director and TA residing in Brooklyn. Her solo show "13 and not Pregnant" has performed in New York, Chicago and Edinburgh Fringe where it was reviewed by the Scotsman, received 5 star reviews, and was awarded BEST COMEDY at United Solo Festival. Recently she Directed “Parentheses- a Queer Love Story” as part of the NY Frigid Festival and it received multiple awards including, Audience Choice, Best 2 hander, and the Queerly Award. As a Director she specializes in female solo work as well as new Musicals written by New York’s most up and coming female comedians. Select Directing credits include: Handmaid's Tale- The Musical Parody (Kennedy Center- DC, The Cutting Room-NY), The Box Owner (Hudson Guild) Threshold (Gibney Dance Center) Year Of the Phoenix, Charlie Brown Christmas (The Secret Theatre) Pieces-The Ashlee Simpson Parody  (The Duplex Club) Joy is thrilled to be back at Pendragon. LGBT proud! @joydonze

Sarah is the Artistic & Community Engagement Producer at Pendragon Theatre. For Pendragon, she has directed Circle Mirror Transformation, H*tler's Tasters, and The Lion The Witch and The Wardrobe, and was a part of the ensemble for An Iliad. Select directing credits include: Guild Hall of East Hamptons, Pleasance Theatre (Edinburgh), Greenside Theatre (Edinburgh), Bottom Dog Theatre (Ireland), Adelaide Fringe Festival (Australia), 59E59 Theaters, LAByrinth Theatre, Working Theater, Electric Lodge (LA), Chicago Dramatists, North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, The Flea Theater, Zeiders American Dream Theater, NewYorkRep & New Light Theater Project. @sarahnorris002

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Sarah Grace is a NYC based dancer, actor, and choreographer. Born and raised in Dallas, TX she trained extensively in classical ballet but always held a secret love for story telling and musical theater. She pursued her love for both dance and math with the Fordham University and Alvin Ailey BFA Program, during which she had the pleasure of dancing with and learning from some of the world’s most brilliant choreographers. Sarah Grace is thrilled to be returning for her second season choreographing for Pendragon Theater, after a fantastic run of last year’s “25th Annual…Spelling Bee“. When not dancing around NYC, you can catch Sarah Grace swinging swords as Maid Marian at the New York Renaissance Faire! @pointehasane

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Music Director

Max is a recent graduate of Western Carolina University’s Musical Theatre program. In their home state of Oregon, they worked extensively in community theatre projects ranging from A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Puck) to Catch Me If You Can (Frank Abagnale, Jr.). Their professional work includes the outdoor drama Unto These Hills (Dancer, Lewis Cass) and All Shook Up (Chad). Last summer, they played Chip Tolentino in Pendragon’s The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee and Dave in THE WOODS. @Max_Morter

Sam Balzac


Sam is overjoyed to return to Pendragon, where his previous exploits include A Midsummer Night's Dream, Tintypes, Man of La Mancha, and (long ago) Bunnicula! He is an NYC-based performer and composer/lyricist originally from Jay. Off-Broadway: Fifty Million Frenchman (York Theatre). Favorite regional: Singin' in the Rain, Cabaret, Tom Stoppard's Rough Crossing. Sam is a member of the BMI Workshop and a NYSCA Support for Artists grant recipient.

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Teddy Best


Teddy is an NYC-based actor who is thrilled to make his Pendragon debut this summer. Off-Broadway: Hot Fudge (Jerry), College: Mr. Burns: a post-electric play (Gibson, Pianist), Everybody (Friendship). You might see him clowning-around sometimes, and you’re always welcome to join the fun. He extends a warm thank-you to his family for supporting him, and to Pendragon for welcoming him. He hopes you enjoy the show!

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Matthew Cubillos


Matthew is an actor based in Brooklyn, New York. Originally from El Paso, Texas, Matthew received his education in acting from Texas Tech University, where he acted in several productions. Now living in New York, Matthew has been performing off Broadway while acting in short films and commercials. He is thrilled to be making his debut at Pendragon Theatre.

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Leslie Dame


Leslie is a film and stage actress residing in the Adirondack Mountains of New York State.   Her most recent stage role was Veta Louise in Bakersfield Mist with the Adirondack Stage Rats.  Favorite roles at Pendragon Theatre include Linda in Fiction, Veta Louise in Harvey and Jocasta in Oedipus.   

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laura Farrell


Laura is incredibly excited to be part of Pendragon's 2023 summer season! Her theatre experience goes as far back as 2010. Some favorite past roles include Kitty in The Drowsy Chaperone (SUNY Plattsburgh), CB’s Sister in Dog Sees God (College Theatre Association at SUNY Plattsburgh), Cinderella in Into the Woods (Artistry Community Theatre), and you may have seen her on the Pendragon stage most recently as Darlene in Honky Tonk Angels. She has a BA in Music with a minor in Theatre from SUNY Plattsburgh. When she’s not singing or acting, she enjoys photography, drawing, and jewelry-making. Laura would like to extend thanks to her family for their unending support, and to her directors for giving her this amazing opportunity! “Enjoy the show!”

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Dylan Holt

Eddie/Dr. Scott

Dylan is from Pesotum, Illinois and is excited to be back at Pendragon for the whole summer. After working with Illinois Wesleyan alum Tony Lopez on 25th Annual last year, he’s excited to work with so many artists over his stay. Recent credits include: Mortimer Brewster (Arsenic and Old Lace) and Dametas (Head Over Heels)

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Josh Lococo


Josh is from the Hudson Valley, with a BA in Theatre Arts from SUNY New Paltz. Having just finished a year touring the country with Missoula Children's Theatre, he could not be more thrilled to be a part of Pendragon's summer season! Past credits include Adam/Samantha in Boy and Dickon in The Secret Garden. Many thanks go to his family, and all the teachers and mentors he has had for their support!

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Katelyn Ortiz


Katelyn is thrilled to be making her Pendragon debut. She is a Senior Theatre for Youth major at Samford University from Miami, FL. Her previous credits include Urinetown (Ensemble), Orphie and the Book of Heroes (Orphie), Fantastic Mr. Fox (Mrs. Fox), and Evita (Ensemble). She can also be seen this summer in The Muppet Cabaret and Our Town (Rebecca Gibbs). She hopes that you all enjoy this strange journey! 1 Corinthians 16:14

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Sanchi Pandey


Sanchi is a sophomore BFA musical theatre major at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and she is so happy to be a part of Rocky Horror and The Muppet Cabaret! Some favorite credits include Cinderella (Ella), The Wild Party (Mae), and Mamma Mia (Sophie). She is so grateful to work with this incredible cast, crew, and production team. She hopes you enjoy the show!

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Stephen Sheffer

Dr. Frank-N-Furter

Stephen is thrilled to be playing this dream role in this dream location! Theatre highlights include Rattlestick's New Country at the Cherry Lane Theater (NYC), Marvell Rep's Drama Desk-nominated The Threepenny Opera, Rooster in Annie at the Flat Rock Playhouse (NC) and five seasons of the Dirty Little Secrets Improv Show in NYC's East Village. TV/Film highlights: Cold Comes The Night opposite Bryan Cranston, Doorman (Sundance/Cannes). Stephen is a writer, too, and has several plays and episodic concepts under his belt and in various stages of development. / insta: @dasenpearce. Proudly queer AF! Big hugs to chosen & bio fam & JJ, my #1 sweetie. Don't dream it, be it!

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tyler Spencer

Riff Raff

Booked and blessed, tagged and bagged! Tyler is a rising junior working towards a BFA in Musical Theatre at Western Carolina University. He is excited to be back at Pendragon for a second year and sends love and thanks to friends and family who have helped along the way! “Happiness Over Everything!”
IG: tylrspncr

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Jessica Wagner


Jessica is so excited to be back at Pendragon after playing Theresa in last summer's production of Circle Mirror Transformation. Favorites include: The Phantom of the Opera (North American Tour), My Fair Lady (Eliza), Anything Goes (Reno), The Sound of Music (Maria), and Avenue Q (Kate/Lucy). She has also been seen in concert at Joe's Pub, 54 Below, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Bristol Riverside Theatre, and Forestburgh Playhouse. BFA: NYU (CAP21).

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HK is thrilled to be back at Pendragon! She recently wrapped the national tour of, Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story as Marlena Madison. This summer, you can catch her in The Rocky Horror Picture Show and The Muppet’s Cabaret! HK will also be directing Camp Pendragon’s production of, Sleeping Beauty, Sort Of! HK would like to thank all her family and friends for their endless support! Enjoy our season! IG: hannahkwall

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