Weekend Events: Rocky Horror Show, Skinful Halloween, Jean-Yves Thibaudet

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THEATER | Don't just dream it, be it!

Before the cult classic film and all the bizarre late-night viewings it spawned, Richard O’Brien’s Rocky Horror Show was one of the most scandalous musicals to hit the British stage. The Little City Musical Theatre Company follows up their spring debut Songs for a New World with a revival of this kitschy, irreverent show. The local cast and five-piece band braved the rain for a preview performance at Poe: Back from the Grave a few weeks ago, but things are expected to go much more smoothly within the dry safety of the Terrace Theatre. The plot: On the way to visit an old college professor, two clean-cut kids, Brad Majors and his fiancée Janet Weiss, run into trouble and seek help at a freaky Frankenstein mansion. They soon discover that the mansion is inhabited by alien transsexuals from the planet Transylvania and Dr. Frank N. Furter is in the midst of one of his maniacal experiments. It’s a mix of rock musical, a spoof of sci-fi movies, and a crazy story of seduction and sexual confusion. Juicy.  Fri., Oct. 24, 8 & 11 p.m. and Sat., Oct. 25, 8 p.m. (843) 343-2332, www.littlecitymusicaltheatre.com. Terrace Theater, 1956-D Maybank Hwy., (James Island), (843) 762-9494

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MUSIC | Spoleto star returns

Back when Jean-Yves Thibaudet was an up-and-coming French pianist, he performed at Spoleto, and in 2002, he was awarded the Premio Pegasus from the Spoleto Festival for his artistic achievements and his longstanding involvement with the festival. These days he’s recognized as one of the best pianists in the world, and he’s taking time away from his globe-trotting to stop by Charleston. It’s part of the Charleston Symphony Orchestra’s Merrill Lynch Masterworks Series, conducted by Maestro David Stahl. The concert features the CSO performing Jennifer Higdon’s Blue Cathedral, Bartok’s Concerto for Orchestra, and Gershwin’s Piano Concerto in F, featuring a solo from Thibaudet. Sat., Oct. 25, 8 p.m. $20-$60, $5/students, (843) 723-7528, www.charlestonsymphony.com/. Gaillard Municipal Auditorium, 77 Calhoun St., Charleston (Downtown), (843) 577-7400

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FRIGHT LIFE | Dr. King's famous bash

If you’re only making it out to one wild Halloween party this year (though we don’t know why you’d limit yourself when the parties stretch for two weeks), it’s gotta be Skinful. The shindig that started as a small party at local veterinarian Brian King’s home is now one of the most anticipated Halloween parties of the year. The party experienced some controversy last year, when James Island residents protested its huge size and dare-to-bare slogan. This year, King has ditched the slogan and moved things inside to the Old Berle Factory, next to Buffalo South on Folly Road. There will be music from DJ Logic, Sojorn, Dub Island Sound System, DJ Jude K, Spaced Invaders, Breakaway Republic, and the TBC Brass Band from New Orleans. Other wicked entertainment includes, hula hoopers, Charleston Burlesque Troupe, a mechanical bull, jump castles, and a slide. All you have to bring is a creative costume and the booze of your choice. Bonus: You’ll have plenty of time to recover before October 31. Proceeds from the event benefit the Charleston Nine, LEEP, and Camp Good Times. Sat., Oct. 25, 10 p.m. $25/advance, $30/door, www.skinfulhalloween.com. The Old Berle Factory, 1409 Folly Road, (James Island).

See our expanded Fright Life Calendar online now and in print next Wednesday!

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