The fishnets are #FreeToFly, as we raise money to battle Domestic Violence!

Our #FreeToFly (Formerly Heroes For Hope) 5K Charity page is live, and you can find it here!

Each year, we raise money to help Family Shelter Services in their efforts to bring help to victims of Domestic Violence!  Please visit our page, and contribute anything you can to help those who truly need your support!  Our goal, as always, is a whopping $4,711.00, but we’ve exceeded that before – help us do it again!

Special Thanks to team members Audrey Fontaine, Ruth Fink-Winter, Jess Henry, and Brian Banks for bringing the first round of donations to the table, but you, too, can help!  If you’re a member of the cast, sign up to participate and help support this great cause!  If you’re an audience member, please feel free to donate, either at the above link, or at one of our shows (Pssst…we do them every Saturday night)!

Thanks to all of those who have already donated!

To motivate you, here’s a shot of our very own Jess Henry (aka “Pinky”), kicking ass for the cause last year!!!

 

Run, Pinky, Run!
Jess Henry (aka “Pinky”) running the “Heroes For Hope” 5K in 2016, to raise money to assist Family Shelter Services in their efforts against Domestic Violence!

Freaks in Fishnets Against Domestic Violence!

Heroes for Hope Kickline!
We’re proud to announce that we are walking in the Heroes for Hope charity 5K for the 5th year to raise money for Family Shelter Service. We have raised over $20,000 for FSS in the last 5 years and we are collecting money at the show, so please bring a little extra when you come see us. No donation too big or too small – we will happily take your pocket change; we’re not proud.
The big walk is Oct. 30 at Midwestern University, and we’ll be rocking our corsets at 8am right after our big Halloween show – wait’ll they get a load of us!

We are teaming up this year with Indiana cast Help Me Mommy, and we have donations from as far away as Israel, Japan, France and Germany! You can support us with a credit card donation here:
http://fss.donorpages.com/16WalkRun/TeamRockyHorror/
Thank you for your support – DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SUCKS!

Trixie in sneakers

Domestic violence sucks. Please help us fight it!

This is Alexander. He’s a cat, but he’s donated for the last 3 years to the Heroes for Hope 5K against domestic violence!

Alexander, proud donor to Heroes for Hope!
Alexander, proud donor to Heroes for Hope!

We’d like to thank Alexander, and thank the rest of our friends who’ve donated more than $500 so far to fight domestic violence. We are 10% of the way to our goal of $4711!
You can help too: please give at http://fss.donorpages.com/WalkRun/ Tell us Alexander sent you!

Climbing Stairs to Fight Lung Cancer

Getting ready to climb Oakbrook Terrace Tower
Getting ready to climb Oakbrook Terrace Tower

Thank you to our audience and other supporters for a very successful Fight for Air stair climb to fight lung cancer on Feb 8! Our 6 person team all finished, and with your help we raised $1350 for the American Lung Association.

We were featured in the Chicago Tribune on-line and our photos from the event were shared by Lady Patricia Stephens (Pat Quinn, who played Magenta!) on her Facebook page.

We’re now the #1 Google result for both “Rocky Horror” + Charity and for “Rocky Horror” + “Fight for Air” and we’re so proud.

Love to you all – cancer sucks!

Fighting domestic violence with the power of Rocky Horror!

It’s 2 days until the Heroes for Hope charity 5K, and with the help of the Rocky Horror community (and our families and friends – hi, Mom!) we have raised nearly $4500 to fight domestic violence. Rocky Horror plays in 32 states in the US – we have donations from 29 of them!

When we wake up Sunday morning to put on our makeup, pull on our fishnets and lace up our shoes, we believe we’ll have $4711 to hand to the fine folks at Family Shelter Service. Thanks to all of you for your help!

If you’d like to donate and you haven’t yet (calling our friends from New Mexico, South Carolina and Tennessee!), you can at http://fss.donorpages.com/HeroforHope2014/CompletelyCrazy/

Next week is October and we’ll be getting ready for Halloween.

The team puts on our sneakers.
The team puts on our sneakers.

First, we’d like to thank all of our friends from:

Arizona
California
Colorado
Washington DC
Delaware
Florida
Georgia
Illinois
Indiana
Kentucky
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
Missouri
North Carolina
Nebraska
New Jersey
Nevada
New York
Ohio
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
South Dakota
Texas
Virginia
Washington
West Virginia
Wisconsin

Taiwan – Scotland – Australia – and Germany!

Heroes for Hope (in fishnets!) Please help us beat the Girl Scouts!

We’re walking 5K in our Rocky Horror costumes for local domestic violence shelter Family Shelter Services on Sept. 28. We need your help – our goal is $4711! (Want to know why? Take a good look at Frank’s leg when you come see the show Saturday.)

Please bring a little extra cash to the show – we will be collecting for the charity. Every little bit helps, and we love you for it. The shelter is just down the street from our theater. They help thousands of people in our community, and even $5 will fund a child’s breakfast in the shelter. (And we really, really want to be the Girl Scouts team.)
Frank in sneakers
THANK YOU!

(Couldn’t give at the show? You can donate on-line right here: click on http://fss.donorpages.com/HeroforHope2014/CompletelyCrazy/

Starting off 2014 with a high kick, and a charity stair climb!

Happy 2014! Hope yours is successful and full of joy and a lot of fun. We’ll be putting on a hell of a show every Saturday; come join us!

As part of our 2014 activities, we’re participating in the Feb. 9 Fight for Air stair climb – scaling the Western Suburbs’ tallest building, the Oakbrook Terrace Tower (31 flights of stairs!) in our Rocky costumes. The firefighters in full gear beat our time last year, but we think we look better in stockings. (If you’re a firefighter and you can prove otherwise, please PLEASE send us the photos!) Proceeds benefit the American Lung Association.

The walkers - we had two finish in the top 400!
The climbers from 2013 – we had two finish in the top 400!

Seriously, it seems like half the crowd at Rocky smokes, and frankly, so does half the cast. We’ll need the American Lung Association someday, so please give generously at the show. You can also donate here:
http://action.lung.org/site/TR/Climb/ALAUM_Upper_Midwest?team_id=82265&pg=team&fr_id=7960

Thanks!