The Beautiful Creatures
- For other uses, see The Beautiful Creatures (disambiguation)
Cast Location: Houston, TX
Cast Website: http://houstonrocky.com
Cast Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/TheBeautifulCreatures
Cast Status: Retired, November 2011
Cast Venues: River Oaks Theatre
Show Frequency: Monthly
It had been 3 years since Rocky Horror had played at the River Oaks Theatre, but the new manager, Rob Arcos, welcomed it's return in 2005. Mina Credeur and Jim Cahoon were chosen to co-direct and assemble a cast. The name was chosen as an extension to the first Beautiful Creatures cast (1998-2001). After a successful first show (for the 30th anniversary), the cast arranged to perform monthly on second Saturdays.
In 2007 the cast picked up another monthly shows (on fourth Saturdays) at the Alamo Drafthouse - Mason Park. Because of the venue's smaller audience capacity, distance from the city, and lack of storage space for the cast, it evolved into a 2nd-string line-up. Veteran performers were given more lee-way with roles and new performers had to prove themselves at the smaller venue before performing at River Oaks. It eventually seemed necessary to create a second, "sister" cast. The Cherries assembled a cast in 2010, but the show failed to draw an audience. The offer was then extended to Zach who formed The Exceptional Beauties in 2011. Some Beautiful Creatures continued to perform with both casts.
Months of personal conflicts eroded the Beautiful Creatures cast. Co-directors Jim and Mina chose to retire together on "a high note" rather than struggle with the fracturing cast. The dissolution was announced after the Halloween show in 2011 and Jeff Foss was offered to assemble a new cast; The Royal Mystic Order of Chaos. A handful of Beautiful Creatures were initially a part of his new cast.
- Jim Cahoon (co-director)
- Mina Credeur (co-director)
- Lauren M.
- Jeff "F**cking" Foss
- Deven B.
- Cody H.
- Whitney H.
- Dan P.
- Molly P.
- Alex Gernand
- Jenny S. Parkles
- Jarimie H.
- Gender Bender (December 22, 2007)
- Gender Bender (December 21, 2008)
- Girls, Girls, Girls (May 9, 2009)
- Prom Night (May 14, 2011)
October 23, 2006
Jeff Bishop, Houston Press
Rocky Horror Picture Show at River Oak
Houston Press Slideshow
Photos by Daniel Kramer
The Beautiful Creatures
June 7, 2007
Nick Kepplar, Houston Press
A Rocky Horror Evening
May 16, 2008
Kristin2Go, Houston Chronicle
August 20, 2008
Daniel Kramer, Houston Press
The Rocky Horror Show Comes To Life at UH
Mike Emery, University of Houston News
The Sweetest Transvestite
Donalevan Maines, OutSmart Magazine
The 'Rocky Horror Picture Show' still draws a crowd
May 12, 2011
Katie Rowald, Houston Chronicle
Special Shows & Appearances
- Private Birthday Party - River Oaks Theatre rented out (October 11, 2009)
- The Strand Theater - Galveston, TX (Halloween 2006)
- The Strand Theater - Galveston, TX (Halloween 2007)
- ROCbar - cast members performed selected scenes on stage (August 2007)
- HMS Mixers & Elixers - cast members performed selected songs live with Molly & The Ringwalds (Halloween 2010)