AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION GUIDE AND ETIQUETTE


When sharing the Rocky experience, the idea is to have FUN!


It is NOT to disrupt the show.


Please respect the theater, the actors, and your fellow audience members.


DRESS UP: Everyone has a right to wear whatever you wish. We encourage you to come dressed as your favorite character or just come casual. It’s up to you!

CALLBACKS: Callbacks are encouraged and allowed!! They should be used to add to the Rocky experience. Don’t try to shout down other people. They might know better lines than you do! Want an idea of some of the callbacks you can use? CLICK HERE for an audience participation script!

THE TIME WARP: You can stand and dance with the cast. Just stay off the stage, please. Doing the “Time Warp” is essential, but it’s easy because they just tell you how to do the dance in the song! You’re set! 

PROPS: You can bring the below approved props or buy an audience bag at the theater. Some of the standard items are not required for the LIVE version of the show and others just are not allowed in our theater due do safety and cleanup. If you use an unapproved item you WILL BE ASKED TO LEAVE without a refund.

Want to participate with approved items and save time?

We will have audience participation prop bags for sale at the show for ONLY $5.00!

 

APPROVED ITEMS

NEWSPAPERS: When Brad and Janet are caught in the rain, hold a newspaper over your head, just like Janet does. Squirt guns of any kind are NOT allowed. Due to our expensive video and lighting equipment, if you use a water gun you WILL be asked to leave without a refund.


GLOWING ITEMS: During the “There’s a Light” verse of “Over at the Frankenstein Place”, wave a glow stick or flashlight over your head. Be safe with where you’re pointing it! Please do not shine any light in the eyes of the actors or audience members.


RUBBER GLOVES: While Frank is explaining how he created Rocky, he snaps his pair of rubber gloves three times. You’ll be wearing a pair, too, and snapping the gloves in sync with Frank each time!

 

NOISEMAKERS: After that same speech, the Transylvanians cheer and blow noisemakers. Blow yours, too! Please refrain from using these any other place during the show.



BUBBLES: At the end of Act 1 the "Charles Atlas Song reprise”, celebrate the love of Rocky and Frank!


TOILET PAPER: When Dr. Scott shows up, and Brad exclaims “Great Scott!” you’re going to throw a roll of toilet paper in the air.


 

 

BELL: During the song “Planet Schmanet Janet”, ring your bell after Frank sings “Do you hear a bell ring?”


 

 

PLAYING CARDS: Frank takes center stage and sings ‘I’m Going Home.’ During the line ‘Cards for sorrow,’ throw some playing cards up into the air. *Please do NOT throw an entire deck of cards.

 

 

 

*These are the ONLY approved items for the show. For the safety of the actors and our theater please follow this guideline…. and HAVE FUN!!

 

NOT ALLOWED/NEEDED

 

SQUIRT GUNS: Squirt guns of any kind are NOT allowed. Due to our expensive video and lighting equipment, if you use a water gun you WILL be asked to leave without a refund.

RICE: This scene is NOT in the LIVE version. So rice is not needed or allowed in the theater.

TOAST: This scene is NOT in the LIVE version. So toast is not needed or allowed in the theater.

PARTY HATS: You’re welcome to wear a party hat, but this part of the movie is NOT part of the musical version.

SQUIRT GUNS: Squirt guns of any kind are NOT allowed. Due to our expensive video and lighting equipment, if you use a water gun you WILL be asked to leave without a refund.

CONFETTI: This scene is slightly different in the LIVE version. So confetti is not needed or allowed in the theater. Instead you can use bubbles in this section of the play.

 

*ANY OTHER ITEM NOT ON THE ABOVE APPROVED LIST MAY RESULT IN REMOVAL FROM THE THEATER.

 

* Artwork by Phil Dejean