John Waters LIVE! With CRY-BABY

John Waters LIVE! With CRY-BABY

8:00pm - Thursday, Apr 25, 2024

"Beat it, creep!"

This one's for all the movie-loving "squares," "drapes," juvenile delinquents and orphans out there! The Rio Theatre is pleased to welcome iconic filmmaker John Waters to the stage for a live director commentary to his musical ode to the teen rebel genre, CRY-BABY.

This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to catch once of his most beloved films and get the inside scoop on all the behind-the-scenes the film - from the "Pope of Trash" filmmaker himself!

Thursday, April 25
Doors 7:00 pm | Event 8:00 pm *Start time subject to change. Please arrive on time.

Balcony Seating (General Admission) $70+ s/c HERE | $80 at the door
Main Floor Seating (Assigned) HERE $90 + s/c HERE | $100 at the door
VIP Tickets $130+ s/c HERE

VIP tickets include: Priority seating in the first four rows/ centre section, a commemorative event poster signed by John Waters(!), access to an exclusive post-show “Group Therapy” session featuring an intimate Q&A, and an opportunity to take a socially-distanced selfie with the man himself. VIP tickets are capped at 4 / transaction.

Tickets on sale Thursday, April 4 @ 10:00 am

Please note: Absolutely no videotaping, audio taping or photography of any kind permitted during the performance. This includes cell phones equipped with cameras or any electronic device with audio, video or photographic capability. Failure to comply with the guidelines outlined above will result in removal from the event.

Infectious and gleefully camp, CRY-BABY is one of Waters' more "accessible" (it's solid PG fare, releasing two years after HAIRSPRAY) titles, yet it still retained the sharp, cutting satire and subversion that Waters is so well known for. A laugh-out-loud romp, the 1990 release provided star Johnny Depp with the perfect vehicle in which to lampoon his pin-up image. With Amy Locane, Polly Bergen, Ricki Lake, Iggy Pop, Traci Lords.

"It all adds up to zany, wide-eyed, quintessential Waters havoc -- the "kinder, gentler" 1990s brand, perhaps. But the genuine article, nonetheless." (Seattle Times)

"The wizard of odd still runs amok." (Rolling Stone)

"It's not at all difficult to declare Cry-Baby the best American movie musical in recent memory." (OutWeek)

CRY-BABY (John Waters, 1990 / 85 mins / PG) In 1950s Baltimore, a bad boy with a heart of gold wins the love of a good girl, whose boyfriend sets out for revenge.

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