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The members of Irrational Masters during curtain call for their shadow cast performance of Rocky Horror Picture show. (Caleb Johnson | Northern Star)

Irrational Masters perform ‘Rocky Horror Picture Show’ at the Egyptian Theatre

By Caleb Johnson, News Reporter | November 1, 2022

People arrived in droves dressed in their most wonderful Halloween chic on Friday for the Irrational Masters’ annual Halloween shadow cast performance of the iconic "Rocky Horror Picture Show" at the Egyptian Theatre.  This year they are joined...

SWEETIE, a Chicago band, peformed original songs and covers at Rocky Horror Picture Show pre-show on Oct. 28 at the Egyptian Theatre. (Caleb Johnson | Northern Star)

The band SWEETIE honor ‘Rocky Horror Picture Show’ with performance

By Caleb Johnson, News Reporter | October 31, 2022

Large crowds gathered in sweet anticipation as Chicago band SWEETIE rocked out Friday night at the Egyptian Theatre for the “Rocky Horror Picture Show” pre-show.  The band is a trio composed of Birdy Vee, singer and guitarist, Joe Pennington on...

March 29 will see Scottish rockers The Red Hot Chili Pipers return to The Egyptian Theatre to play a rousing combination of Scottish folk music and rock and roll.

Upcoming Egyptian Theatre Events: March 15-31

By Northern Star Entertainment Staff | March 15, 2019

Ballet dancers, Tim Curry in drag and bagpiping rockers will all be hosted by The Egyptian Theatre throughout the second half of March. For more information on these excellent events, here is everything going on at DeKalb's historic landmark from March...

The Egyptian Theatre hosts the “Rocky Horror Picture Show” once a month during the school year giving students a total of seven chances to catch the show.

Egyptian revives ‘Horror Show’

By Hayden Perkins | February 23, 2017

Since 1975, “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” has been a cult phenomenon featuring screaming audience members, costumes and twists and turns everywhere you look. The movie has had an interesting and creative following. Fans of the show regularly attend...

A student volunteer disguises himself and hides behind a door to frighten others at Haunted Huskies, held by Holmes Student Center Programming on Nov. 2, 2015.

4 things to do before the weekend

By Northern Star staff | October 27, 2016

1. Candy lovers can stroll through Greek Row 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday for 'Trick-or-Treat with the Greeks'. 2. Community members can join the Egyptian Theatre for their live shadowcast of "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" 8 p.m. Friday.3. Adrenaline junkies...

Rocky Horror Picture show returns to Egyptian

By Northern Star Staff | February 17, 2016

The next Rocky Horror Picture Show experience will be 8 p.m. Feb. 26 at the Egyptian Theatre, 135 N. 2nd St. Audience members can participate by purchasing prop kits before the show when doors open at 7 p.m. The show also includes a live shadow cast...

InFocus: How should DeKalb TIF district funds be spent?

By Northern Star staff | June 15, 2015

Abby Zaccaria, columnistDeKalb can use TIF funds to improve areas of the city that are in need of maintenance. The TIF funds will expire in 2018 if DeKalb doesn’t use them for something.The DeKalb city council has been debating on what project the city...

Actors perform a scene in “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” theatrical production Sept. 5 at the Egyptian Theatre, 135 N. Second St. The theater will showcase the movie on Oct. 31 as apart of its Horror Film Series. 

Classic ‘Rocky Horror Show’ adds actors, costumes, props

By Lauren Iverson | September 7, 2014

DeKalb | Virgins may not have noticed changes to “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” Friday.This year’s production includes actors, props and costumes that will be new to reoccuring attendees and virgins — the term used to describe a person who has...

Columnist joins shadow cast in ‘Rocky Horror’

By Katie Finlon | September 11, 2012

As of last Friday, I am no longer a virgin. In the Rocky Horror Picture Show sense, that is. The Rocky Horror Picture Show, performed by the troupe A Powerful and Irrational Mouthwash, had its opening night 8 p.m. Friday at the Egyptian Theatre, 135 North...

DeKalb weekender’s list: April 1

By Chris Krapek | March 31, 2011

DeKALB | DeKalb, welcome to April. Whether you’re still recovering from Henry Rollins last night or lying to yourself by saying you’re going to crank out that research paper, our town has plenty of stuff for you to do in the next three days. Here...

‘The Rocky Horror Picture Show’ has high demand in DeKalb

By Aurora Schnorr | November 21, 2010

DeKALB | Friday night was a special night for 15-year-old Jadea Foster; it was her first time going to see "The Rocky Horror Picture Show." NIU student Jazmyn Foster took her little sister to see the risqué production that continues to draw audiences,...

Come for the schooling, stay for the entertainment

By Chris Krapek | October 7, 2010

Hey you! Don't go home today; there's too much to do in DeKalb. Seriously, if your suitcase is already packed and you've never spent a weekend cruising through the Barb City, you don't know what you're missing out on. If you do decide to eliminate that...