The Rocky Horror Show Calling all vamps, tramps, sluts and assholes — The Rocky Horror Show is getting down and dirty at the University of Houston. And the silly, sexy send-up is just in time for Halloween. Richard O'Brien's wacky musical about a transsexual from outer space and the two seemingly innocent earthlings who learn a thing or two about doing the nasty has become a cult favorite since it first opened in London in 1973. Since then, the film version has become a midnight movie fave. But the funny version coming from the talented young cast of UH students under the direction of Paul Hope outdoes any night at the multiplex. Full of half-naked bodies and high-heeled boots (not to mention the rest of the wild costumes from Clair Hummel), the show follows Brad (Kelly Burnett) and Janet (Jacklyn Collier) after their car breaks down in the middle of one dark and stormy night. On their way to look for a phone, they find a castle. The fun really flies once they step inside the naughty domain of Frank (Bobby Labartino), a sort of Liza Minnelli-on-steroids who wears a bustier and red heels, along with some very nasty makeup. He's got a whole host of underlings, including a spidery fellow named Riff-Raff (Chris Egging) and a dominatrix named Magenta (CJ Dockery). Over the course of the long night, both boring Brad and vanilla-pudding Janet come out of some sort of closet while singing and dancing the Time Warp. The audience is invited to participate by the Narrator (Matt Lusk). This show marks the first time UH has done a full-scale musical in 20 years, and the whole thing is a hoot. Through November 1. Wortham Theatre, University of Houston Park, 4800 Calhoun, 713-743-2929. — LW

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