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40 years later, Jim Sharman can't fully explain 'The Rocky Horror Picture Show's' appeal

40 years later, Jim Sharman can't fully explain 'The Rocky Horror Picture Show's' appeal

Jim Sharman is going through a bit of a time warp.

Sharman, 70, is a celebrated theater and opera director in his native Australia with dozens of productions to his credit. He has been an artistic director of the Adelaide Festival of the Arts and was the creator of the Lighthouse theater company, which focused on innovative staging of classic plays as well as works by new Australian playwrights.

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But early in his career, Sharman was a lot more rock 'n' roll, directing three seminal...

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