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Gallery: ‘Don’t dream it, be it’: ‘Rocky Horror’ continues to define cult classics

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  • Columbia, played by Marlo, clings to Magenta, played by Taylor Ryan, while they sing “Touch-A, Touch-A, Touch Me” in No Picnic’s performance of “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” at The Lyric April 12.

    Collegian | Ivy Secrest
  • Janet, played by Devour Divinity, sings to Rocky, played by Thorn Bud, as he emerges from the tank in which he was reanimated during No Picnic’s performance of “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” at The Lyric April 12. “This has been a really good theater outet,” Thorn Bud said. “To be able to let my theater kid out but not have to be so strict to a script.”

    Collegian | Ivy Secrest
  • Janet, played by Devour Divinity, sings “Rose Tint My World” and dances in No Picnic’s performance of “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” at The Lyric April 12.

    Collegian | Hannah Parcells
  • Columbia, played by Marlo; Magenta, played by Taylor Ryan; Dr. Frank-N-Furter, played by KevKat; and Riff Raff, played by Fynn Kleppe, who also goes by the stage name Sock Puppet, sing “Sweet Transvestite” in No Picnic’s performance of “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” at The Lyric April 12. “Right away you feel like you’re part of something bigger,” Kleppe said. “Whether you’re experiencing the show in the audience for a night or being part of cast long term or even short term, you’re just part of something historical and part of a community.”

    Collegian | Hannah Parcells
  • Rocky, played by Thorn Bud; Columbia, played by Marlo; Dr. Frank-N-Furter, played by KevKat; Janet, played by Devour Divinity; and Brad, played by Bekah, dance to “Wild and Untamed Thing” during the closing scene of No Picnic’s performance of “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” at The Lyric April 12. “The cult following is definitely what’s kept it alive for this many years,” Thorn Bud said about “Rocky Horror.” “It’s one of those things where it really does feel like a cult but not a cult that you’re forced into.”

    Collegian | Hannah Parcells
  • Rocky, played by Thorn Bud; Columbia, played by Marlo; Brad, played by Bekah; Janet, played by Devour Divinity; and Dr. Frank-N-Furter, played by KevKat, dance to “Fanfare / Don’t Dream It” during the closing scene of No Picnic’s performance of “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” at The Lyric April 12. “The movie theater is supposed to be a place where you’re supposed to be quiet and paying attention to the movie, and this is that one movie where that’s not what you’re supposed to do at all,” Thorn Bud said.

    Collegian | Hannah Parcells
  • Dr. Frank-N-Furter, played by KevKat, struts across the stage at The Lyric during No Picnic’s performance of “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” April 12. KevKat captured the audience with their performance of “I Can Make You a Man (Reprise).”

    Collegian | Hannah Parcells
  • Dr. Frank-N-Furter, played by KevKat, commits murder via an intense bird flipping competition, which results in the untimely death of Eddie, played by Airi Bowden, during No Picnic’s performance of “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” at The Lyric April 12. “Most of the people who got into ‘Rocky Horror’ got into it because someone they knew was in ‘Rocky Horror’ or took them,” Bowden said. “It’s definitely a lot more welcoming than I thought it would be because it’s theater, and theater tends to be … snooty or kind of cutthroat, but ‘Rocky’ is really not that at all.”

    Collegian | Hannah Parcells
  • Eddie, played by Airi Bowden, serenades the audience with his saxophone during “Hot Patootie / Bless My Soul” in No Picnic’s performance of “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” at The Lyric April 12. “My favorite part about performing is seeing people’s reactions and people’s faces and hearing the audience react to our really silly callbacks,” Bowden said. “Like, when we start dong the Macarena onstage, just hearing people go, ‘Wait, what? What’s going on?'”

    Collegian | Hannah Parcells
  • Dr. Frank-N-Furter, played by KevKat, throws their head back for dramatic effect during “I Can Make You a Man” in No Picnic’s performance of “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” at The Lyric April 12.

    Collegian | Ivy Secrest
  • Dr. Frank-N-Furter, played by KevKat, shivers with anticipation at his imminent creation as he shares the secret to life itself during No Picnic’s performance of “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” at The Lyric April 12.

    Collegian | Ivy Secrest
  • Janet, played by Devour Divinity, covers her head with a newspaper alongside Brad, played by Bekah, during No Picnic’s performance of “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” at The Lyric April 12. It’s tradition for audience members to cover their heads with a newspaper in mocking solidarity during “Over at the Frankenstein Place.”

    Collegian | Hannah Parcells
  • Brad, played by Bekah, and Janet, played by Devour Divinity, read a sign held by Tessa, who also goes by the stage name Yung Ginga, in No Picnic’s performance of “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” at The Lyric April 12: “Enter at your own risk.”

    Collegian | Hannah Parcells
  • The criminologist, played by Mae Arnerich, narrates “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” throughout No Picnic’s performance at The Lyric April 12.

    Collegian | Ivy Secrest
  • Cirque Sorciere performs as the famous “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” lips, affectionately referred to as Trixie, before No Picnic’s performance of “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” at The Lyric April 12.

    Collegian | Hannah Parcells
  • Cirque Sorciere performs as the famous “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” lips, affectionately referred to as Trixie, before No Picnic’s performance of “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” at The Lyric April 12.

    Collegian | Hannah Parcells
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Hannah Parcells
Hannah Parcells, News Editor
Hannah Parcells is currently the news editor at The Collegian, a role that she loves dearly. Parcells uses she/her pronouns and began writing for The Collegian in fall 2023 as a reporter under the news, science, opinion and life and culture desks.  Parcells is currently pursuing two degrees: a Bachelor of Science in psychology and a Bachelor of Arts in political science with a concentration in global politics. Parcells has always been passionate about understanding and helping other people and hopes to use her education to try and leave the world a little better than she found it.  Raised in Castle Rock, Colorado, Parcells grew up with a love of learning, music and writing. She’s always working to learn more about the world through history and art and loves being introduced to new places, people and ideas.  On the off chance that she’s not buried in textbooks, research papers and policy analyses, Hannah can be found on a hike, watching movies or at any local bookstore or coffee shop, feeding her ongoing addictions to both caffeine and good books. Parcells is incredibly proud of the work she’s done at The Collegian so far and is excited to continue that work as an editor of the news desk.
Ivy Secrest
Ivy Secrest, Content Managing Editor
Ivy Secrest is The Collegian's content managing editor. Secrest uses she/her/hers pronouns and has worked for The Collegian previously as a reporter and as life and culture director for the 2022-23 academic year. As a senior in the journalism and media communications department, Secrest enjoys reporting on environmental and social issues with a special interest in science communication. She is president of the Science Communication Club and is pursuing a minor in global environmental sustainability with hopes of utilizing her education in her career. Growing up in Denver, Secrest developed a deep love for the outdoors. She could happily spend the rest of her life hiking alpine environments, jumping into lakes, taking photos of the wildflowers and listening to folk music. She's passionate about skiing, hiking, dancing, painting, writing poetry and camping. Secrest's passions spurred her career in journalism, helping her reach out to her community and get involved in topics that students and residents of Fort Collins truly care about. She has taken every opportunity to connect with the communities she has reported in and has written for several of the desks at The Collegian, including news, life and culture, cannabis, arts and entertainment and opinion. She uses her connections with the community to inform both managerial and editorial decisions with hopes that the publication serves as a true reflection of the student body's interests and concerns. Secrest is an advocate of community-centered journalism, believing in the importance of fostering meaningful dialogue between press and community.

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