Rocky Returns to HSQ! Free, Outside Opening Night Activities!

Hot patootie, bless my soul! I really love that rock n’ roll!

October 14th, 2019 (Cambridge, MA)  The Harvard Square Business Association, in partnership with Moonbox Productions, welcomes you to an outdoor, opening night celebration kicking off the live theatre production of The Rocky Horror Show.  

Join us on Brattle Plaza (in front of Brattle Florist, 31 Brattle Street) from 5:30 pm – 10:00 pm for a beer garden, food, a performance by funk duo Cal & Will, and red carpet arrivals!

  • 5:30 pm – 10:00 pm – Beer Garden hosted by Beat Brew Hall
  • 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm – A performance by funk duo, Cal & Will

Rocky Horror’s midnight screenings were a mainstay in Harvard Square playing at the AMC Loews on from 1984 to 2012. Let’s do the Time Warp again!

There will be two performances of The Rocky Horror Show that evening – 7:00 pm & 10:00 pm. This intimate pop-up production in the former Hidden Sweets location at 25 Brattle Street, runs until November 2nd.  It’s astounding! Time is…fleeting! Make sure to get your tickets soon!

Be sure to visit the following businesses who are offering special promotions in conjunction with one-of-a-kind theatrical experience.

Cambridge Veterinary Care
We never want new pets to get off to a “Rocky” start so they can have a first visit with exam for $1.00, a value of $67!
Cambridge Veterinary Care, 1724 Massachusetts Avenue, (617) 661-6255

Grendel’s Den
Come down to Grendel’s Den Restaurant & Bar and see what’s on the slab!


“Sweet Transvesper” – A cucumber mint Vesper with Ketel One Botanicals $10

“The Thyme Warp” – A thyme infused Tom Collins $8

“The Satanic Mechanic” – Sugar rimmed Martell VS sidecar $12


“Hot Patootie”– Hot cider with Cascaraillla Chai Tea $5

“The Science Fiction Double Feature” – Iced Mocha with cold brew coffee and almond milk (this will keep you awake through a couple of movies!) $5
Pre-game for the Rocky Horror Live Show on Monday 10/21 and Sunday 10/27 at Grendel’s, where we’ll play the entire soundtrack album at 9:00 pm.
Grendel’s Den, 89 Winthrop Street, (617) 491-1160

JP Licks
To celebrate the return of The Rocky Horror Picture Show to Harvard Square, J.P. Licks will serve our Rocky-er Road Ice Cream in our Harvard Square location during the run of the show, October 17th through November 2nd ONLY! So take a jump to the left & a step to the right and come on in for a taste of this special flavor for the next two weeks!
J.P. Licks, 1312 Massachusetts Avenue, (617) 492-1001

Hong Kong Restaurant
Celebrate the return of Rocky to Harvard Square at the Square’s iconic Hong Kong Restaurant!
Treat yourself to a pre-theater drink. Or, when the show is over, the party continues!  It’s just a jump to the left and a step to the right… up Mass Ave to the Hong Kong for the Rocky Horror After-Party!  Delight yourself in “A strange journey…through Singapore” a deliciously eerie concoction of Tanqueray, cherry brandy and sweet and sour.
Hong Kong Restaurant, 1238 Massachusetts Avenue, (617) 864-5311

the red house
the red house presents an evening of Rocky Horror Show themed drinks to honor the much-anticipated return of the cult-classic.
To receive the secret drink menu, simply go to the bar and mentioned “I’ve come up the lab to see what’s on the slab”.  Upon saying this phrase, the bartender will present you with the night’s secret themed drink menu!
the red house, 98 Winthrop Street, (617) 576-0605

The Sinclair
The Sinclair is offering a special cocktail to celebrate the return of Rocky!
“Don’t Dream it, Be it!”
Triple 8 vanilla vodka, Nooku Bourbon cream, Galliano Ristretto
The Sinclair, 52 Church Street, (617) 547-5200

Temple Bar American Bistro

Temple Bar is running a specialty cocktail inspired by the song “Rose Tint my World” featuring Glendalough Rose Gin, Luxardo Bitter Bianco, Crimson Berry Tea, and Sparkling Wine.
Temple Bar American Bistro, 1688 Massachusetts Avenue, (617) 547-5055

Moonbox Productions, winner of numerous IRNE and Elliot Norton Awards, is thrilled to present Richard O’Brien’s hilarious cult classic, The Rocky Horror Show. 

Tickets are $50 VIP seating/$35 general admission/$30 Seniors/$25 Students ($20 student rush ½ prior to performance).

Produced by Sharman Altshuler and directed by David Lucey, The Rocky Horror Show is a humorous tribute to the science fiction and horror B movies of the late 1940s through to the early 1970s. 

A cult classic, The Rocky Horror Show tells the story of Brad Majors and his fiancée, Janet Weiss, who get caught in a thunderstorm with a flat-tire and are forced to seek help at the castle of Dr. Frank ’N’ Furter, a transvestite scientist with a manic genius and insatiable libido.

Brad, Janet, and Frank’ N’ Furter’s cohorts are swept up into the scientist’s latest experiment, a Frankenstein-style monster in the form of an artificially made, fully grown, physically perfect muscle man named Rocky Horror.  The night’s misadventures will cause Brad and Janet to question everything they’ve known about themselves, each other, love, and lust. With an irresistible rock ’n’ roll score, The Rocky Horror Show is a hilarious, wild ride, that no audience will soon forget.

Related Venue

Grendel’s Den Restaurant & Bar

89 Winthrop St
Cambridge, MA 02138