'Rocky Horror' Zooming atchya

At a time when so much is different, take solace in that there will always be Janet and there will always be Brad and that these high school sweethearts will, again and again, get their minds blown by the shenanigans at Dr. Frank N. Furter’s place.

"The Rocky Horror Picture Show" (Michael White Productions)
"The Rocky Horror Picture Show" (Michael White Productions)

Zenith City Horror, the group that performs the annual shadow cast of “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” with the Duluth Playhouse, celebrates 10 years of this show with a Zoom stream of its first staged go-round from 2010.

Current and past cast members will offer commentary and behind-the-scenes deets during this one-night-only look at the past production.

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Zenith City Horror’s “The Rocky Horror Picture Show: A Decade in the Twin Ports (Special Reunion Screening) is at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 29 on Zoom. For more info, go to Zenith City Horror's Facebook page.

Duluth's Joe Klander will perform as a scary wrestler who sings a children’s lullaby on a reboot of "The Gong Show." (Photo courtesy of "The Gong Show")
Duluth's Joe Klander will perform as a scary wrestler who sings a children’s lullaby on a reboot of "The Gong Show." (Photo courtesy of "The Gong Show")

From the video store

Uncle Clutch, the pro wrestler personae of local ophthalmology technician-artist-entertainer Joe Klander and Mike Scholtz, a documentary filmmaker and visionary, have created a retro show featuring low-budget horror films.

"Uncle Clutch's Video Horror Shop" premieres at 9 p.m. Oct. 30 on Superior Community Television. This episode introduces the well-costumed Clutch as a video store clerk who gets a visit from an alien who rents "Plan 9 from Outer Space."

Meanwhile, there is a talking VHS to provide fun facts about the film.

NorShor Theatre stage (File / News Tribune)
NorShor Theatre stage (File / News Tribune)

Ghostly tales from the stage

The Duluth Playhouse, which has stages at some of the most spookily storied venues in the city between the NorShor Theatre and the Depot, is getting into the streaming game with a collection of vignettes told from the dark corners of these spaces.

"Tales from the Ghost Light" is a virtual production with classic ghost stories and original oddities presented by local actors.

The production is a toe-dip back into shows for the theater company that closed in March with "Spamalot" never getting its premiere.

Duluth Playhouses's "Tales from the Ghost Light" is at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 29-Nov. 1 on the Duluth Playhouse Facebook page and YouTube channel. Free.

The Crunchy Bunch (File / News Tribune)
The Crunchy Bunch (File / News Tribune)

Have a Crunchy Halloween

Sacred Heart Music Center, which has had to cancel more than a dozen shows during this pandemic period, is offering another show for streaming, with a Halloween twist.

The program is described as having "lots of haunted music" with "special computerized graphics and virtual horror."

Meanwhile, Sacred Heart has launched a GoFundMe because of the loss of regular programming and to cover replacement equipment after two recent break-ins.

The Cure
The Cure

Love (black) cats

If Robert Smith has always been your favorite Halloween aesthetic, consider tuning in to DJ Jake Rudh's stream "A Halloween Celebration Spotlighting The Cure." The DJ from The Current takes his show to Twitch.TV for six hours of hits, B-sides, deep cuts, remixes and more. There will also be a few classic Halloween tunes.

Slicing Up Eyeballs & Transmission presents "A Halloween Celebration Spotlighting The Cure," hosted by Jake Rudh, at 8 p.m.-2 a.m. Oct. 31 on www.twitch.tv/djjakerudh.

Zlata Chochieva is the featured artist for an upcoming Matinee Musicale performance. (Photo by Kristina Radiy)
Zlata Chochieva is the featured artist for an upcoming Matinee Musicale performance. (Photo by Kristina Radiy)

Matinee Musicale concert stream-able

Matinee Musicale, Duluth's long-running classical music series, has shifted its content online, in light of COVID-19, meaning that not only can you watch the concert with internationally-acclaimed pianist Zlata Chochieva that goes live on Nov. 1, you can double back to see violinist Eunice Kim's concert from early October as well.

Chochieva is best known for her recordings of Chopin and Rachmaninov. For this virtual concert, she will perform music by Liszt, Prokofiev and more.

She is also scheduled to perform live in Duluth next season.

Matinee Musicale's concert featuring Zlata Chochoieva will be released Nov. 1 at matineemusicale.org.

Chani Ninneman (Wise Fool Theater)
Chani Ninneman (Wise Fool Theater)

Wise Fool takes to radio

Wise Fool Theater is taking its programming to the radio, specifically KUWS/WPR, premiering with a Halloween-themed show. Players from the company that favors classics will read Edgar Allan Poe in addition to the "Ghost Party" episode of the old radio series "Lights Out."

Among the featured artists: opera singer Jeffrey Madison, Brad Damon, John Munson, Carrie Boberg, company founder Chani Ninneman and more.

Wise Fool Theater Radio Hour is at 7 p.m. Oct. 30 on KUWS 91.3-FM.