The Rocky Horror Picture Show 47th Anniversary Spectacular Tour comes to The Mendel Center at Lake Michigan College in October
BENTON HARBOR, MI – On Sunday, October 16, 2022, at 7 pm, join the original ‘Brad Majors’ – Barry Bostwick – for a screening of the original, unedited version of The Rocky Horror Picture Show at The Mendel Center at Lake Michigan College in Benton Harbor, Michigan. The 47th Anniversary Tour of this cult classic includes the live shadow cast Rocky Horror in Abundance, audience participation, a costume contest, and a display of movie memorabilia including a costume from the movie.
During a pre-screening, on-stage discussion, Bostwick will share stories about his experiences with the film. Bostwick will also be available for an exclusive meet and greet with fans. VIP Meet & Greet ticket holders will have the opportunity to have their photo taken with Bostwick and get an autograph on their own personal item or select a photo from Bostwick’s collection to have it signed. VIP Meet & Greet and film screening tickets are sold separately.
Prop bags will be available for purchase in the lobby the night of the show for $5 (cash only). No outside props will be permitted.
The film, first released in 1975, has been a staple of midnight movies across the country for the past five decades and remains a multigenerational cultural phenomenon to this day. Audience members often dress in character, act out scenes along with the on-screen action, and yell back at the screen during key moments of the story.
The Rocky Horror Picture Show 47th Anniversary Spectacular Tour reserved seating screening tickets start at $35. VIP Meet & Greet add-on tickets are $100. Tickets are on sale now at www.TheMendelCenter.com, by calling 269-927-8700, option 1, or by visiting The Mendel Center Box Office in person.
The Mendel Center box office, located in the Grand Upton Hall Lobby, is open weekdays from 10 am to 6 pm, and one hour before events.
About The Lake Michigan College Mendel Center
The Lake Michigan College Mendel Center raised the curtain on its first Mainstage season performance in the fall of 1992. Since that time, it has presented Mainstage season performances to more than half a million patrons in the 1,559-seat Mendel Center Mainstage Theatre. Grand Upton Hall, first opened in 1979 and fully renovated in 2019, is a 13,700-square-foot venue serving the community as the host site for meetings, banquets, trade shows, weddings, and other celebrations. The 229-seat Hanson Theatre, which was renovated in 2020, is home to the Lake Michigan College Visual & Performing Arts Departments as well as a variety of Mendel Center and community events.
The Mendel Center is 30 minutes from Niles and 40 minutes from the Kalamazoo and South Bend areas. It is located on the Lake Michigan College campus at 2755 E. Napier Avenue, Benton Harbor, Michigan, one mile east of I-94 (Exit 30) and one mile west of the US 31 Bypass (exit 24). Its GPS mapping address is 1100 Yore Avenue, Benton Harbor, MI.
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Lake Michigan College Mendel Center 2022-2023 Season Sponsors
Stage Side Sponsors: 1st Source Bank, Honor Credit Union, Huntington National Bank, Kruggel Lawton CPAs, Meijer, Silver Beach Pizza, Silver Harbor Brewing Company, Southwestern Michigan Tourist Council, Sturgis Bank, TPC Technologies, Wales Wealth Management Group, Whirlpool Corporation.
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