CELEBRATING 29 YEARS AT THE CEDAR LEE THEATRE!
SHOWS ARE THE FIRST SATURDAY OF EVERY MONTH


FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

1. They show Rocky Horror in Cleveland? When and where is it shown?
2. I've never been to see Rocky Horror in a theatre before.....what do I bring? What am I supposed to wear?
3. What is a "virgin?"
4. What exactly goes on at a show?
5. What does 'floorshow cast' mean?
6. Where do I park at the theatre? Do I have to pay to park?
7. Can I take pictures of the show?
8. Why can't we bring (insert forbidden prop here) into the theatre?
9. I'm bringing a friend to the show who is a virgin, can you do something to them before the show?
10. How old do you have to be to get into the show?
11. How much is admission? Where can I buy tickets?
12. How do I join Simply His Servants?

1. They show Rocky Horror in Cleveland? When and where is it shown?


The Rocky Horror Picture Show has been playing for over 28 years now at the Cedar Lee Theatre in Cleveland Heights, OH.

TRHPS IS SHOWN THE FIRST SATURDAY OF EVERY MONTH AT MIDNIGHT. 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.

The show is Saturday at 11:30pm.

WE RECOMMEND ARRIVING AT THE THEATRE NO LATER THAN 11:30PM 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.

2. I've never been to see Rocky Horror in a theatre before.....what do I bring? What am I supposed to wear?


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 audience participation. There are some props that can be used to participate, and you can find more info on props HERE.

You can purchase a survival kit/prop bag at our merchandise table in the theatre lobby before the show. Survival kits are $3.00 each and has all of the things you'll need to participate. Props are allowed and encouraged, but they're not mandatory.

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.)

3. What is a "virgin?"


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.

4. What exactly goes on at a show?


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 participation.

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 in a few different ways:

  • By using props: Example--throwing rice during the wedding scene when they're throwing rice in the film
  • Shouting audience participation lines: Example--it has 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!
  • Getting up and dancing during 'The Time Warp', standing up for Frank after 'I'm Going Home' and dancing during 'Hot Patootie'
  • Being part of the pre-show routines before the film begins.

    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.

    5. What does 'floorshow cast' mean?


    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.

    6. Where do I park at the theatre? Do I have to pay to park?


    The parking lot is behind the theatre.
    PLEASE BE AWARE THAT PARKING IS NOT FREE.
    Please remember to bring change for the parking meter and to put enough money in the meter for approximately two and a half hours. Parking in the LoanMax, Wendy's and/or CVS parking lots is NOT recommended--you may be towed.

    7. Can I take pictures of the show?


    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.

    8. Why can't we bring (insert forbidden prop here) into the theatre?


    There is a list of things you are allowed to bring into the theatre to use as props during the show. If it's not on the list, it is not allowed into the theatre

    CLICK HERE FOR THE COMPLETE LIST OF ALLOWED PROPS

    There are several reasons we don't allow things like toilet paper, confetti, hot dogs, eggs, etc. But the main reason most of these things are forbidden is because first and foremost the Cedar Lee is a full-time cinema that shows films seven days a week, all day long. It takes a lot of time to clean up after a Rocky Horror crowd and we only allow props into the theatre that are easier to clean and will not damage the theatre. Also, another factor to consider is the safety of the audience and cast.

    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.

    9. I'm bringing a friend to the show who is a virgin, can you do something to them before the show? The next show is my birthday, can you do something for me?

  • 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 cannot 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 no less than five 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.

    10. How old do you have to be to get into the show?


    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.

    11. How much is admission? Where can I buy tickets??


    General admission is $9.75, but if you show up in a Rocky Horror costume you get in for $8.75. *Only those in ROCKY HORROR costumes will get a discount. Showing up in your underwear will NOT get you the discounted price!

    Tickets are always available at the theatre box office. If you would like to purchase your tickets early, they are usually available at the box office approximately two weeks before the show.

    Tickets are also available for purchase online. To purchase tickets online, CLICK HERE or click the following banner:

    12. How do I join Simply His Servants?


    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.

    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: simplyhisservants@gmail.com.

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