The ghouls of Frank N. Furter’s Transylvania will be making a return to the Outer Banks this Halloween, and Ralphie and his gang will be telling their Christmas Story in December, as Theatre of Dare announces a pair of productions it has playfully termed ‘Off ToDWay’.
“Basically, ‘Off ToDway’ means anything a little out of the ordinary, a little challenging, or perhaps in an alternate location from our main season productions,” explained Theatre of Dare Board President Stuart Parks II. “It gives our performers, and our audiences, a chance to expand their horizons a little.”
This season’s Off ToDway productions begin in late October, with a reboot of The Rocky Horror Show, which Theatre of Dare successfully staged at the Lost Colony’s Sound Stage in 2018. This time around, the community theater group is promising a “Halloween Extravaganza”, complete with goodie bags and ghostly ushers guiding audience members to their seats. That production will run Oct. 28-31 at the main stage in Kitty Hawk, with tickets going on sale in early October.
In December, Theatre of Dare will return to the Dare Arts Building in Manteo for a special theatrical reading of the holiday classic A Christmas Story, in which a young boy named Ralphie Parker spends the season dreaming of his ultimate gift: a Red Ryder BB Gun. This production will feature a huge helping of audience participation, including some lucky audience members hopping on stage with the cast. A Christmas Story: The Reading will take the stage Dec. 15-18, with tickets going on sale in mid-November.
The two ‘Off ToDway’ productions are a supplement to Theatre of Dare’s regular five-show season, which kicks off Oct. 7 with Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap. The Off ToDway shows are not a part of the season ticket package, but season ticket holders will get first crack at tickets before they go on sale to the general public. For more information, go to theatreofdareobx.com/off-todway.