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Calling all Time-Warpers! Join the Dayton Philharmonic and Jeans ‘n Classics for the World Premiere of Transylvania Time Warp: The Music of Rocky Horror

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Dayton Performing Arts Alliance
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DAYTON, OH (October 14, 2014) – On Friday, October 31 at 8 pm in the Mead Theatre of the Schuster Center, the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra will present Transylvania Time Warp: The Music Of Rocky Horror featuring the rock ensemble Jeans ’n Classics.  First there was the Broadway show, and then the cult movie classic.  Now, the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra, under the direction of Artistic Director and Conductor Neal Gittleman, with rock ensemble Jeans ’n Classics, led by founder Peter Brennan, bring The Music of Rocky Horror to downtown Dayton this Halloween night.

Rockin’ Orchestra fans can prepare themselves for a one-of-a-kind Halloween treat as orchestra and rock band combine forces to focus on the music from the Rocky Horror phenomenon.  Rock ensemble Jeans ‘n Classics, with five vocalists, fill the stage with all the songs from the hit show, with Dayton Philharmonic adding a full orchestra backup. Jeans ‘n Classics band members include Peter Brennan, guitarist and orchestral arranger, John Regan and Don Paulton on keyboards, Jeff Christmas on drums, Mitch Tyler on bass, and  vocalists Rique Franks, Stephanie Martin, Kathryn Rose, David Blamires, and Gavin Hope.  Not a movie or stage show, but a full-tilt concert reprising the hits from Rocky Horror; it is the first rock event of this kind to be performed anywhere.

“It has been a joy to write and develop this new show to debut with the wonderful Dayton Philharmonic for Halloween.  This music taps into so many rock nuances, brilliantly written, sardonically humorous and of course so much fun,” said Jeans ‘n Classic guitarist and arranger Peter Brennan.  “The challenge has been to present the material and characters within the concert context, as opposed to a musical stage play, and I must say, our collective excitement and enjoyment, particularly with the five JnC vocalists, has been growing and growing. We are pumped, and filled with ...anticippppppppp ...ation !” 

“It will be something new for everyone.  Believe it or not, I managed to miss the movie entirely. Not when it first came out, and never in thousands of midnight showings.  In fact, I've just seen it for the first time.  (You mean he never...?  Nope!),” said Neal Gittleman, DPO Conductor.  “It's really a riot, and the music is a lot of fun.  And there's actually a fair amount of room in the tunes for the orchestra to contribute.  I think the whole evening is going to be a LOT of fun.  So give yourself over to the absolute pleasure of The Music of Rocky Horror!”

The program includes a full line-up:  Science Fiction/Double Feature; Dammit Janet; Over at the Frankenstein Place; Time Warp;  Sweet Transvestite; I Can Make You a Man; Hot Patootie – Bless My Soul; Touch-a, Touch-a, Touch-a, Touch Me; Eddie; Rose Tint My World; Fanfare/Don't Dream It, Be It; Wild and Untamed Thing;  I'm Going Home; and Super Heroes.  Time-warpers may even find themselves dancing in the aisles or feeling free to join in the dance mob at the front of the stage.

Anyone who is ready to have fun this Halloween night is cordially invited to "come up to the lab (the Schuster Center) and see what's on the slab (the Mead Theater Stage)" for this unforgettable experience.

Tickets for The Music of Rocky Horror are $15 to $35 and are available at Ticket Center Stage (937) 228-3630 or online at Senior, teacher and student discounts available at box office. For more information or to order a flexible subscription that includes performances by Dayton Philharmonic, Dayton Opera and Dayton Ballet, visit


About the Dayton Performing Arts Alliance
The Dayton Performing Arts Alliance was formed in July 2012 as the result of a groundbreaking and innovative merger between the Dayton Ballet, the Dayton Opera, and the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra. Together, they are the largest performing arts organization in the community, offering a tremendous variety of performance and education programs and setting a new standard for artistic excellence.  Dayton Performing Arts Alliance performances are made possible in part by Montgomery County and Culture Works, the single largest source of community funds for the arts and culture in the Miami Valley. The Dayton Performing Arts Alliance also receives partial funding from the Ohio Arts Council, a state agency created to foster and encourage the development of the arts and to preserve Ohio's cultural heritage. Funding from the Ohio Arts Council is an investment of state tax dollars that promotes economic growth, educational excellence, and cultural enrichment for all Ohio residents.  The Dayton Performing Arts Alliance is proud to be one of five performing arts organizations in the country selected to receive a three-year "Music Alive" grant from New Music USA and the League of American Orchestras.
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