First-Time Guide to Survival

What's it say? What's it say?

What’s it say? What’s it say?

Let’s crack open “Baby’s First Shadowcast Show” and touch on what you can expect during a typical night with Amber Does Dallas.


First thing’s first, a person who has never attended a live shadowcast performance is called a “virgin.” Even if you’ve seen the movie a hundred times, if there wasn’t a group of people acting the movie out in front of you, you’re a virgin. You’ll be marked by one of our super sexy cast members before the show for the traditional “virgin sacrifice,” which sounds a lot more unpleasant than it is, we promise.

These shows are heavily based on audience participation, including callbacks and prop packs. “Callback” is just another word for “shouting at the movie,” which you’re likely to hear a lot of. Making fun of these movies is a time-honored practice, so don’t go tattling to the management about the noise. Don’t be afraid to shout out any funny lines that you think of, too!

Prop packs” are bags of toys and trinkets to be used and/or thrown at the stage during relevant parts of the movie. You can pick one up from our cast sales table before the show for $5. A complete list of the items inside the prop packs and the moments they’re supposed to be used can be found in our FAQ, but before you go and try being a cheap son of a bitch, you should know ahead of time that homemade prop packs aren’t allowed inside the theatre.

Feel free to dress however you want for the show (within the limits of the law)! Rocky Horror is all about free expression and celebrating your own individuality. From jeans and a t-shirt to punked-out glam witches and BDSM pups, you can be sure you’ll be welcome at The Rocky Horror Picture Show.

That being said, both of our regular shows are immature productions for mature audiences. Unaccompanied minors won’t be allowed inside, and those with sensitive tummies easily disturbed by salty language, blue jokes, and the booty poppin’ that’s all the rage with the young ones probably won’t find much to enjoy anyway.

If you’re a virgin who is reading this guide but is on the fence about attending a show for fear of mortal embarrassment or good old fashioned shyness, know that the cast and crew of Amber Does Dallas will never force you into any situation that makes you uncomfortable. It may sound overwhelming, but we were all virgins once, and we want to make sure your first experience is as good as ours was!

Still have questions? Check out our FAQ for detailed information on these topics and a whole lot more. We’ve got a lot of surprises in store, so if this all sounds like a good time, head over to the Angelika Film Center ticket page and reserve a seat for our next show! HOOPLA!