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A former K-pop singer is playing Frank-N-Furter in Phoenix Theatre's 'Rocky Horror' show

By Lauren Gilger
Published: Friday, October 8, 2021 - 1:22pm
Updated: Friday, October 8, 2021 - 2:53pm

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Šime Košta plays Frank-N-Furter in the Phoenix Theatre Company's performance of "The Rocky Horror Picture Show."

There are those who aren't huge fans of "The Rocky Horror Picture Show," but for those who do love the campy horror classic are in luck.

The Phoenix Theatre Company is bringing "The Rocky Horror Show" to the stage this week.

To learn about the performance, The Show spoke with the person who is embodying Frank-N-Furter for this production: Šime Košta.

And he’s got quite an interesting story.

Košta is originally from Croatia, where, by the age of 13 he had already made three albums and performed on network TV there. Then he came to Arizona State University, where he got his degree in music theatre. He then went to New York to perform on stage.

And here’s where things get really interesting.

Košta ended up becoming part of the first non-Korean K-pop band in the world.

The band was called EXP EDITION, and they were really successful — and really controversial.

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