With all the gory tackiness abound during October it’s easy to lose sight of your sense of civility. Faced with pumpkin spice, slasher films, and smelly rubber skeletons at every turn, not to mention the “sexy” reimaginings of every beloved cartoon character you can think of, you may find yourself wondering this month, “Where is the culture? The sophistication?” Lucky for you, SA’s got your back this Halloween season with several appropriately horror-themed shows and a zombie dinner party where you can exercise your appreciation for the arts.
Okay, so Rocky Horror isn’t sophisticated per se, but watching a live action play is a step up from doing the Time Warp at home alone while burning through all the Halloween candy you intended to give out to trick-or-treaters.
Rocky Horror Picture Show
Opening on October 10, the cult classic Rocky Horror Picture Show is coming back to Woodlawn Theatre this Halloween season. The show will feature Michelle Visage, William, and Alaska, all of RuPaul’s Drag Race fame. As always, callbacks are encouraged during the show and prop bags will be available for $5. $35-$50, Woodlawn Theatre, 1920 Fredericksburg Rd, (210) 267-8388, woodlawntheatre.org
Carrie the Musical
The musical that has been dividing audiences since its inception, Carrie, is coming to Woodlawn Theatre this October 17. Based on Stephen King’s bestselling novel about a telekinetic teenager and her psychotic, god-fearing mother, Carrie the Musical has been totally reworked since its Broadway premiere in the 80s. $20, Woodlawn Theatre, 1920 Fredericksburg Rd, (210) 267-8388, woodlawntheatre.org
Ballet San Antonio will open its season with Gabriel Zertuche’s take on Bram Stoker’s classic tale of love, loss, and blood-sucking, Dracula. The ballet originally premiered in San Antonio in 2011, and was met with rave reviews. $68-98, Tobin Center for the Performing Arts, 100 Auditorium Cir, (210) 223-8624, tobincenter.org
Zombie Apocalypse Murder Mystery Party
Zombie lovers can take part in a murder mystery dinner unlike any other at Jackson Ranch. Participants can choose to act as either a zombie or a survivor during the game, and there will be a make-up and effects artist present to make sure all zombies look especially gory and undead. Tickets can be purchased here. $25, 7pm Saturday, November 1, The Jackson Ranch, 8910 Callaghan, Zombie Party on Facebook