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Freaks and zombies descended on the Charleston Music Hall on Friday, October 28 for Thriller: A Monster Mashup, a one-night performance and collaboration between The Charleston Ballet Theater, The Have Nots!, and Charleston Stage and What If? star Brian Porter.
The intimate affair drew a crowd of Rocky Horror and Thriller fans of all ages sporting all manor of dress. Zombies, witches, and a couple vampires could be spotted as guests took their seats for what would be a Halloween dance extravaganza.
The mashup featured the backstory of Thriller’s zombies as well as scenes from Rocky Horror Picture Show, but Dr. Frankenfurter stole the show when the bikini-bottomed star serenaded the audience with 'Sweet Transvestite’.
Thriller: A Monster Mashup was a collaboration between The Charleston Ballet Theater and The Have Nots. The Charleston Ballet Theater is currently celebrating its 25th season as a professional dance company. The company, which is directed by Don & Patricia Cantwell and Jill Eathorne Bahr, is the only South Carolina Company licensed to perform the works of the legendary choreographers George Balanchine. The Have Nots! is the longest running comedy improv company in Charleston. Founded in 1995, The Have Nots! founded the Charleston Comedy Festival in 2004 and in August of 2005 opened Theatre 99 at 280 Meeting Street.