Bucks Live! Presents Spooky Comedy ‘Frankenstein Rocks’ Oct. 26-28
Classic tale staged in the style of a 1980s hair metal rock concert presents four shows Fri., Sat. & Sun., Oct. 26, 27 & 28 at Newtown
Bucks County Community College, which has been bringing delightful entertainment to the region for more than 50 years, presents “Frankenstein Rocks,” a comedic rock musical that explodes onto the stage for four shows Friday, Saturday and Sunday, October 26, 27 and 28, at the Newtown Campus.
Based on the classic horror tale by Mary Shelly, “Frankenstein Rocks” was conceived by Brian Albert, who wrote and directs the musical, and composed and wrote the musical score.
“I wanted to create a show for Halloween that would become a new tradition for the season that everyone could enjoy,” said Albert, an accomplished actor and musician who has performed in more than 1,500 live performances. “I was tired of old standards like ‘Rocky Horror Picture Show,’ and even though haunted houses and hayrides are a lot of fun, they only last 10 to 25 minutes.”
As a result, “Frankenstein Rocks” is a PG-13-rated romp with music in the style of 1980s hair metal bands. “My inspirations are The Ramones, Twisted Sister, Motley Crue, AC/DC, Quite Riot, and, of course, the king of horror rock himself, Alice Cooper,” Albert added.
“Frankenstein Rocks” haunts the Kevin and Sima Zlock Performing Arts Center at 7 p.m. Friday, October 26; 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday, October 27; and 3 p.m. Sunday, October 28. Advance tickets are $22 for premium seating and $18 for general admission. All tickets purchased at the door are $25. To purchase tickets online, visit www.bucks.edu/tickets. For more information, call 215-968-8087.
The Zlock Performing Arts Center is located in the Gateway Center building on the campus at 275 Swamp Rd., Newtown, Pa., where there is ample free parking. The theater is equipped with audio-loop technology for the hearing impaired.
“Frankenstein Rocks!” is part of the Bucks Live! series of innovative programs to inform, inspire, and enrich the life of greater Bucks County, brought to you by Bucks County Community College’s Cultural Affairs Committee. To learn more about this and other events, including concerts, movies, lectures, and poetry readings, visit www.bucks.edu/live or call 215-968-8087.