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Tuesday, February 27, 2024

Valentina Sarmiento

Valentina Sarmiento is a UF journalism senior with a specialization in photojournalism. She is an Avenue staff writer for The Alligator. Aside from storytelling, she enjoys binging horror movies, cats and the occult.


It came from outer space and settled on a small stage in Gainesville. The feature crept up in the form of a summer-themed production of The Rocky Horror Picture Show. The show, presented by Glory Days & Frankie and The Pretenders, will be held at the High Dive, located at 210 SW 2nd Ave, until Aug. 2. The stage, adorned with pool noodles and dildos, hosts the stilettos-wearing cast while the original 1975 picture plays behind them. The troupe puts on its Rocky “Super Wet Supersoaker Summer Extravaganza” throughout July and early August each year.
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The cast of Gainesville’s Rocky Horror Picture Show leaves summer audiences ‘shivering with anticipation’

The feature crept up in the form of a summer-themed production of The Rocky Horror Picture Show. The show, presented by Glory Days & Frankie and The Pretenders, will be held at the High Dive, located at 210 SW 2nd Ave, until Aug. 2. The stage, adorned with pool noodles and dildos, hosts the stilettos-wearing cast while the original 1975 picture plays behind them. The troupe puts on its Rocky “Super Wet Supersoaker Summer Extravaganza” throughout July and early August each year. 

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The "V"

Audience members who haven’t seen the show before are branded with a red "V" on their forehead and invited on stage to perform raunchy tasks for everyone’s entertainment at the High Dive on Saturday, July 8, 2023.

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Brad and Janet

The roles of Brad (left) and Janet (right) brace one another for what’s to come. The stereotypical suburban couple juxtapose the rest of the hedonist characters seen at the High Dive on Saturday, July 8, 2023.

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