The Halloween episode of “Glee” that will air on October 26 might have fans feeling like they’re in a time warp: The McKinley High students will star in a production of the ’70s cult classic, “The Rocky Horror Picture Show.”
TV Guide reports that Rachel (Lea Michele) has landed the lead role of Janet, while Mercedes (Amber Riley) will step into Tim Curry’s corset as Frank-N-Furter while Finn (Cory Monteith) will play dorky Brad.
“Cory’s just a big goofy nerd, and so is Brad; he was perfect,” says Chris Colfer, whose character Kurt will play creepy Riff Raff.
“Riff Raff is the best character and everyone was amazed at how incredible the makeup was,” says Colfer. “I was mistaken for a blonde woman a couple times. All I kept thinking was, ‘You did this to yourself, Chris.'”
Among the other notable students suiting up for “Rocky Horror”: Quinn (Dianna Agron) and Santana (Naya Rivera) as punky domestic Magenta, and new kid Sam (Chord Overstreet) as golden god Rocky Horror. John Stamos’s Dr. Carl steps in for Puck (Mark Salling) as Eddie, a role originated by Meat Loaf in the 1975 movie.
“I’ve loved ‘Rocky Horror’ since I first saw it when I was 12,” says Colfer. “There is no point to it except being crazy and having a good time.”