Osprey Productions cancels Rocky Horror Picture Show

Tierney Harvey

Photo courtesy of Osprey Productions Facebook

Copyright issues led to the last-minute cancellation of Osprey Productions’ Rocky Horror Picture Show on Saturday, Nov. 7.

“There was an internal oversight issue with the contract,” said Katie Jackson, director of Osprey Productions (OP). She said the contract to use copyrighted material for the show, which was signed over the summer, was not updated.

According to Jackson, OP did not know about the copyright issues until the night of the performance. They were left with two choices: show it and risk the possibility of being sued, or cancel the event. Jackson said OP will be updating their internal documents to prevent future incidents.
In a recent Facebook post, OP said it will be giving refunds today only (Nov. 9) until 5 p.m. and that the OP team will not be rescheduling the event.

Image courtesy Twitter
Image courtesy Twitter

Osprey Productions cancelled the presentation of Rocky Horror Picture Show Saturday night. Posts on the Osprey Productions Twitter and Facebook pages say the presentation was cancelled “due to unforeseen circumstance.” The cancellation was announced shortly before 8:00 p.m. Saturday. The event was scheduled to begin at 9:00 p.m. 

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