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Monday 08 November 2010

Frank-N-Furter to belt out Aussie anthem

Posted in: New Zealand Daily News
By Daily News staff - 4th November 2010

Juan Jackson as Frank-N-Furter
Fishnets and heels aren't the attire you'd expect to see on the pitch at a rugby league game, but the crowd at the Kiwis and Kangaroos Four Nations match at Eden Park this Saturday will certainly get an eye-full.

The performer starring at Frank-N-Furter in the Auckland season of The Rocky Horror Show, Juan Jackson, will sing the Australian National Anthem before kick-off at Eden Park.

The full show cast will then try to get the 50,000-strong to do the Time Warp at half-time.

The American-born Jackson says heis delighted to have been chosen to perform for his adopted country.

He was touring Australia with Porgy & Bess when he made the decision to relocate to the country in which he fell in love.

Since he has starred in Showboat, Hair, Miss Saigon and Cats.

The Rocky Horror Show opens at Auckland's Civic Theatre on Tuesday, November 9 for three weeks and features the musical's creator Richard O'Brien as the narrator. The show will then go to Wellington where it opens on December 1 at the St James Theatre and Christchurch's Isaac Theatre Royal on December 9.

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