Meriden Dinner Theater Collaborates in the Production of The Rocky Horror Show


Summer Orlando Productions, in conjunction with the Seven Eight Dinner Theater in Meriden, brings a production of Richard O’Brien’s “The Rocky Horror Show” to the theatrical stage next month.

This immersive experience is unlike any other interactive dinner theater experience. The adult-themed production is suggested for viewers ages 15 and up.

Every show is BYOB. For an additional fee, attendees can add a dinner option. “Participation bags” are also available for purchase for fans who wish to carry on the tradition of heckling actors during performances. A pre-show will start 30 minutes before each performance and doors will open one hour before performance time.

Ben Orlando, owner and founder of Summer Orlando Productions, wears many hats to turn his Rocky Horror dream into reality. As the production’s lead – Dr. Frank-N-Furter – as well as director, Orlando expresses his

enthusiasm for the weeks to come.

“Our cast for this show is amazing…this cast brings a freshness and different energy that you’re going to have to see to believe,” he said. “Surrender yourself to absolute theatrical pleasure and don’t dream it! Come see it!”

There are eight opportunities to catch the show from October 7-16, including two midnight performances that true Rocky Horror fans expect from any band performing this cult classic.

As the Seven Eight Dinner Theatre, planned for the Meriden Shopping Centre, is experiencing construction delays, the shows will take place at Waterbury Arc, 1929 E. Main St., Waterbury.

For tickets and show information, find Summer Orlando Productions or the Seven Eight Dinner Theater on social media, or visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/summer-orlando-productions-presents-the -rocky-horror-show -tickets-412322536807

Francesca Fontánez is a journalist, educator and creative based in Meriden. A graduate of the University of New Haven and the University of Bridgeport, she is happy to be back in Meriden to write about the city she loves and its surroundings. When she’s not teaching ELA at Washington Middle School, she explores the East Coast for her lifestyle blog (@eastsidevibes on Instagram) or works on music for her band, Cessa and The Zach. Email Francesca at [email protected] with advice on what to read next, or just to say hello!

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