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Prop List

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Here is a basic list of props and instructions for their use in participation to RHPS. This list may vary according to theater policy or local customs.


• Rice: At the beginning of the film is the wedding of Ralph Hapschatt and Betty Munroe. As the newlyweds exit the church, you should throw the rice along with the on-screen wedding guests.


• Newspapers: When Brad and Janet are caught in the storm, Janet covers her head with a newspaper The "Plain Dealer". At this point, you should likewise cover your head.


• Water pistols: These are used by members of the audience to simulate the rainstorm that Brad and Janet are caught in. (Now do you see why you should use the newspapers?)


• Candles, flashlights: During the "There's a light" verse of "Over at the Frankenstein Place, "you should light up the theater with candles, flashlights, lighters, etc. (Be careful to respect the theater's policy about open flames - remember you are wearing newspapers on your head!)


• Rubber gloves: During and after the creation speech, Frank snaps his rubber gloves three times. Later, Magenta pulls these gloves off his hands. You should snap your gloves in sync each time to create a fantastic sound effect.


• Noisemakers: At the end of the creation speech, the Transylvanians respond with applause and noisemakers. You should do the same.


• Confetti: At the end of the "Charles Atlas Song" reprise, the Transylvanians throw confetti as Rocky and Frank head toward the bedroom. You should do the same.


• Toilet paper: When Dr. Scott enters the lab, Brad cries out "Great Scott!" At this point, you should hurl rolls of toilet paper into the air (preferably Scotts).


• Toast: When Frank proposes a toast at dinner, members of the audience throw toast into the air (preferably unbuttered... things could get sticky).


• Party hat: At the dinner table, when Frank puts on a party hat, you should do the same.


• Bell: During the song "Planet Schmanet Janet," ring the bell when Frank sings "Did you hear a bell ring?"


• Cards: During the song "I'm Going Home," Frank sings "Cards for sorrow, cards for pain". At this point you should shower the theater with cards.


• Hot dogs and prunes: It has happened on occasion, that fans will throw hot dogs and prunes at their appropriate mention in the film. This should not be encouraged because it attracts rodents and leaves stains on the screen.

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Other Participation Sites

RHPS FAQ Text Files
www.rockyhorror.org

A good source for Rocky Horror audience participation scripts.

TimeWarp UK Virgin's Guide
www.timewarp.org.uk

More tips for your "first time".

RockyCast Forum
www.rockycast.net

RHPS fan forum from Cosmo's Factory.

TRHPS MySpace Cast Pages
www.myspace.com

Links to TRHPS casts on MySpace.

TRHPS Newsgroup on Google
groups.google.com

The original Internet discussion forum for The Rocky Horror Picture Show.


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