The Rocky Horror Show Up Close and Personal at the Strand

Posted on October 17, 2013 By

Be seated ON stage for an intimate Rocky Horror Show experience this Halloween at the historic Strand Theater, 400 Clifton Avenue, Lakewood. Three performances only at 8:00 p.m.: Halloween night, October 31; Friday, November 1; and Saturday, November 2. Just 150 tickets to this cult-classic rock musical will be sold each night to ensure full audience participation with a rockin’ cast.

New Strand manager David Cruse says, “I think the ability to transform this beautiful historic venue into a more intimate space, to bring the people on stage and into the show, to feel the music, to be up close and personal with the performers… is just a really special experience.”

Three special guest personalities will be narrating the story: Mike O’Keefe of Improv Jam on October 31; comedian Ryan Maher, November 1; and comedian and author M. Dickson on November 2.

The experience of Anthony D’Amato, who directed and conceived Rocky Horror, has been heralded and recently celebrated by Rock Chicago Magazine (“simply amazing”) and Chicago Reader (“consistently entices”). The cast includes Bre Cade, Jared Picone, Jarrod Scott, Tyler Picone, Kelsi Galya, Jay Casale, and Anthony D’Amato as Frank-n-Furter. The show is produced by Coastal Artists Productions.

Tickets cost $20 (+service charge) are available online at or by calling 732.730.5925. Only 150 tickets will be sold for each performance.

About the Strand Theater: The historic Strand Theater, 400 Clifton Ave., Lakewood, was designed by world-renowned theater architect Thomas Lamb in 1922 and is listed on the N.J. and National Register of Historic Places. The Strand offers year-round entertainment in plush, air-conditioned surroundings. It is a perfect venue to showcase comedians, musicals, dinner theater, stars from television and movies, and legendary musical entertainers. The reception gallery includes a catering facility for 250 people, a dance floor, and restrooms. It is ideal for theater-in-the-round, smaller events and receptions.

The Strand relies on the support of Ocean County Board of Chosen Freeholders, the Township of Lakewood, the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, the New Jersey Economic Development Authority; and the LDC and the UEZ programs along with many businesses, organizations, and individuals.