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Halloween Weekend Drive-In: “Rocky Horror Picture Show” LIVE & On Screen!

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Presented by the California Center for the Arts, Escondido. Hosted by Cal State San Marcos, in partnership with Show Imaging

Starting at $35/person*

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Live & On-Screen!

(WARNING: Best suited for MATURE audiences)

Cult-classic horror spoof “Rocky Horror Picture Show” is coming to the Drive-In! 

There’s a light over at Frankenstein place! A newly engaged couple gets caught in a storm and stop at the home of a mad transvestite scientist, Dr Frank-N-Furter, unveiling his new creation, a sort of Frankenstein-style monster in the form of an artificially made, fully grown, physically perfect muscle man named “Rocky”, complete “with blond hair and a tan”.

“Rocky Horror” is based on a musical by the same name and stars Tim Curry, Susan Sarandon, and Barry Bostwick. The Rocky Horror Picture Show helped shape conditions of cult film’s transition from art-house to grind-house style. The film developed a cult following in 1976 at the Waverly Theatre in New York, which developed into a standardized ritual. 

This tradition will continue at the Drive-In; the film screening will come complete with a shadow cast, performing musical numbers live on stage, while they also play overhead on screen!

“So, come up to the lab and see what’s on the slab!” – Frank N. Furter

“Rocky Horror Survival Kits” will be available for purchase. Bags include bubbles, newspaper, glow stick, noisemaker, party hat, a playing card and a red marker for any “virgins” who might be in your car.


(While supplies last).


About the Performers

TATIANA MONIQUE ALVAREZ (Columbia) is a Los Angeles based Cuban, Puerto Rican actor, singer, and dancer. Recent stage credits include West Side Story, Newsies, Mamma Mia, and Beauty and the Beast. She also appeared all across the country in the National Tour of Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical. Her theme park credits include Knotts Berry Farm’s Snoopy’s Boysenberry Jamboree and their Christmas Spectacular Home For The Holidays, as well as Fantasmic! at the Disneyland Resort where she portrayed Ariel from The Little Mermaid. She holds a BA in Theatre Arts and is represented by DDO Artist Agency and Triniti Management.


BRYAN BARBARIN (Eddie/Dr. Scott) is grateful to be performing in front of a live audience again. He has been a stage actor for over 15 years and now spends his time playing in two international touring bands. To him, live art is the pinnacle of human expression and he’s pleased as punch sharing that experience with you.

Rock on!


DREW BRADFORD (Brad) is unbelievably excited to be getting to perform again. With the shutdown, he recently started a full-stack web development program with LEARN Academy. Regional stage credits include Diana (Male Swing), La Jolla Playhouse; A Chorus Line (Mark), The Addams Family (Lucas), The Welk Resort;  Little Women (Laurie), Barn Stage; Cabaret (Cliff), ion; Rock of Ages, On the Twentieth Century (Porter), Monty Python’s Spamalot, Cygnet; The Fantasticks (Matt), SRT; The Little Mermaid, The Addams Family, Peter Pan (Curly), The Music Man, All Shook Up, Mary Poppins (Robertson Ay), Moonlight; A Christmas Story, Young Frankenstein, South Pacific, Damn Yankees, 42nd Street, SDMT; The Addams Family, Big Fish, Young Frankenstein, Performance Riverside. Enjoy the show!


LUKE H. JACOBS (Riff Raff) – Luke has never been so excited to perform again…truly. THANK YOU for coming out to support the arts. Some recent, favorite roles include Henri Labisse in Victor/Victoria and Franz Liebkind in The Producers (both at Moonlight). Luke has been seen all over San Diego County at Moonlight, SDMT, Lamb’s, Cygnet, NCRT, the Welk, the Barn Stage, and Diversionary. Choreography credits: La Cage… (Cygnet), It’s Christmas and it’s Live! (Lamb’s) Sister Act with SDMT (Critic’s Circle Nomination), The Legend of Georgia McBride (Cygnet). Luke holds his BFA in Musical Theatre from CSU, Fullerton. Have a spooky, ooky, yet SAFE Halloween!


EMMA NOSSAL (Janet) – Born and raised in San Diego, California, Emma received her BA in Theatre Arts – Applied Studies with a minor in English from California State University, Fullerton in 2017. She is grateful to have been able to work professionally throughout Southern California since 2014, most recently playing Maggie Winslow in A Chorus Line at the Welk Resort Theatre. Other favorite roles on her resume include Peggy Sawyer in 42nd Street (Candlelight Pavilion), Penny Pingleton in Hairspray (San Diego Musical Theatre), Rumpleteazer in CATS (Lewis Family Playhouse), Beth March in Little Women (Chance Theater), and Regina in Rock of Ages (Cygnet Theatre). When she’s not performing, Emma works as an Administrative Assistant for Moonlight Cultural Foundation, teaches tap for Moonlight Youth Theatre, and is pursuing a certificate in Fundraising & Development for Nonprofits from UCSD. Emma is represented by Jim at MTA; for more info on her upcoming projects, check out emmanossal.com.


CRAIG RAMSAY (Rocky) Born & raised in Ontario, Canada. Craig was an original cast member in the pre-Broadway production of the smash hit musical Mamma Mia. Other Pre-Broadway/Broadway original cast member productions include: Stephen Sondheim & Hal Prince’s Bounce, the 2004 revival of Fiddler on the Roof and the original production of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. Actors Fund Broadway Benefit Concerts of Hair with Jennifer Hudson and Rupaul and On the 20th Century with Kathleen Turner and Jo Anne Worley Regional: Tugger in Cats Marriott Lincolnshire, Rocky in Rocky Horror Picture Show Universal Studios. He wishes everyone enjoys this exciting production of Rocky Horror Picture Show and thanks everyone for supporting live theater during this challenging pandemic.


DENNIS TONG (Frank N Furter) – is thrilled to be back in the heels of the doctor once again! Dennis has had the absolute pleasure of entertaining theater audiences as Frank N Furter in multiple productions around Orange County for almost 2 decades. Other past favorite roles include Hedwig in Hedwig and the Angry Inch, the Emcee in Cabaret, and Bobby in A Chorus Line. Film/TV: Donte in A Star Is Born with Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper.


ERICA MARIE WEISZ (Magenta) Erica Marie has retained roles in theaters including Moonlight Amphitheatre, Huntington Beach Playhouse, Old Town Temecula Theatre, Performance Riverside, Welk Resort Theatre, Candlelight Pavilion, and Coronado Playhouse. Having spent the past 6 years performing as Morticia Addams for the fall seasons, she feels such antici……PAtion to be stepping into the role of Magenta for this Rocky Horror Experience! Credits include Addams Family: The Musical (Morticia), Guys and Dolls (Adelaide), Gypsy (Louise), Little Women (Jo), Hello Dolly (Irene), Sweeney Todd (Beggar Woman), Breaking Up Is Hard To Do (Lois), Come Back to the 5 and Dime, Jimmy Dean (Sissy), and Grease (Rizzo). Jazz and Big Band singing is a passion of Erica Marie’s, as is cooking/baking AND she is an avid dachshund & bird enthusiast. “Many thanks to my amazing friends and family for their continued love and support.”


DREW BOUDREAU (Emcee) is a comedian, host & actor, often simultaneously. He works with CCAE Theatricals regularly as host of Cabaret at the Merc. He’s also starred in “Peter and the Starcatcher” with CCAE Theatricals. With his improv company, he’s performed for American & British audiences on land as well as guests onboard Disney Cruise Line. Off-Broadway: Game of Thrones: The Musical. National Tour: Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical. Regional: Oklahoma! (3-D Theatricals), Beauty and the Beast, The Sound of Music (Sierra Repertory Theatre). For Daniel.


Don’t forget to add a snack pack to your ticket purchase!

You can’t go to the drive-in without your favorite munchies!  Snack Packs available for purchase before the show for $20 filled with your classic movie theater morsels: Pretzels, White Cheddar Popcorn, Peanut M&Ms, Trail Mix, Red Vines, Whoppers, Hazelnut Nutella Spread, and Ritz Crackers!

And of course, your snack pack comes with 2 bottles of Dasani water to wet your whistle after you chow down!

Snack Packs are available for online purchase only and will not be available for purchase at the Drive-In.

What your ticket purchase means to us

As the non-profit community & cultural heartbeat of North County San Diego, we depend on the generosity of arts-lovers like you to keep our organization vibrant and thriving. Our community knows that art & artists have the tools, talents, and gifts to heal our hearts and revive our community, even in the most difficult of times.  Because of your ticket purchase, you will join us in ensuring the cultural and artistic longevity of our beloved home community.


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A portion of every ticket purchased goes to support Cal State San Marcos School of Arts an inclusive, collaborative community where artists, scholars, and students actively engage in developing artistic practices, critical thinking, cultural intelligence, and creativity.


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With your ticket purchase, you’ll help us raise up to $5,000 for the following organizations:

Escondido Community Foundation

Central San Diego Black Chamber of Commerce


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