2010-10-29 / Community

A Little Bit Of ‘Fright’ At Fort Tilden

The cast of “A Little Fright Music.” The cast of “A Little Fright Music.” The eerie and macabre nature of Halloween has long been a subject of fascination in various areas of the arts. As the “Season of the Witch” descends upon Fort Tilden, the Rockaway Theatre Company begins the final weekend’s performances of its annual song and dance revue, The Rockaway Café. This year’s show, subtitled “A Little Fright Music,” is a multimedia journey into the world of fear and dread in modern film, music, theater and television.

“Fright Music” features such classic numbers as “Monster Mash,” “Ghostbusters,” “Bat Out of Hell,” “Black Magic Woman” and “Thriller,” as well as select pieces from Broadway shows such as Phantom of the Opera and The Rocky Horror Picture Show, specially arranged for this production by Jeff and Heather Arzberger and backed by the RTC’s own awesome band of musicians. Despite the show’s creepy effects, which had audience members quaking with fear, the high praise received for the fantastic vocal and dance performances were a definite indication that this year’s Rockaway Café is more treat than trick.

There will be three final performances of “A Little Fright Music” during the upcoming Halloween weekend and audiences are encouraged to attend all shows in costume. There will be a special costume contest during Sunday’s matinee and valuable prizes will be given out for the best costumes in three separate categories.

Director John Gilleece reminds anyone coming out to Fort Tilden to see “A Little Fright Music” at the Post Theater this weekend to arrive at least an hour before curtain goes up in order to visit the other side of the parking lot (Building T7) to see the RAA’s interactive event, “Grimm and Scary Tales.” Seats for this weekend’s performances are going very quickly and it is becoming increasingly difficult to “scare up” good seats.

Calling the RTC Hotline at 718-374- 6400 or visiting www.rockawaythea trecompany.org to make reservations, immediately, would be a very “Ghoul” idea.

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