I would like, if I may, to take you on a strange journey…
On November 11th, 2009, Amber Does Dallas brought REPO! The Genetic Opera and the REPO ARMY! cult phenomenon to the Dallas/Fort Worth area. With a troupe of experienced shadowcast performers and beautiful theatrical backdrops, Amber Does Dallas brought the movie to life at the historic Lakewood Theater. The show proved to be a smash hit, expanding from regular monthly performances to bi-monthly performances in March of 2010.
On September 24, 2010, Amber Does Dallas expanded their repertoire, premiering their version of The Rocky Horror Picture Show. This marked the first time in six years that a shadowcast presented regular performances of Rocky Horror in Dallas. Just over a month later on October 29, 2010, Amber Does Dallas held their first Science Fiction Double Feature of both The Rocky Horror Picture Show and REPO! The Genetic Opera to a packed house.
Tragedy struck the cast in 2014 when the beloved Lakewood Theater officially closed down. The cast now performs at the fantastic Downtown Dallas Angelika Film Center at Mockingbird Station, a powerhouse of cinematic art, on a regular schedule. They have also performed in other venues around Dallas, including The Church – Dallas’ most eclectic nightclub – as well as the alternative club Panoptikon. They’ve performed musical numbers at events such as the Dallas Zombie Walk and popular venues like the House of Blues, and they’ve performed at colleges such as the University of Texas at Dallas.
Amber Does Dallas has become a staple on the convention circuit, performing at A-Kon, All-Con and Texas Frightmare Weekend among many other DFW-based conventions. The cast was represented on the national all-star casts for both Rocky Horror and REPO! at the 2013 RKO Con, and performed as part of the entertainment for the 2013 National Convention of MENSA.
Amber Does Dallas has been fortunate to perform for the creators behind the shows that inspire them! On August 26, 2011, REPO! co-creator Terrance Zdunich hosted a Q&A/autograph signing before their show. On May 4, 2013, they were privileged to have Patricia Quinn host the pre-show before The Rocky Horror Picture Show performance at Texas Frightmare Weekend 2013. One year later, at Texas Frightmare Weekend 2014, Nivek Ogre did a quick Q&A at their production of REPO! The Genetic Opera.
Wherever they are, Amber Does Dallas promises to chill you, thrill you and fulfill you!