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Move Over, Rocky Horror: The Girl Scouts Are Coming

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Shelley Long and her motley crew in Troop Beverly Hills
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By Esther D. Kustanowitz/Special to LAistFirst, there was Rocky Horror. And in recent years, moviegoers have recited favorite lines and lyrics from such campy musical romps as The Sound of Music, Mamma Mia, and the musical episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. And now, the looming 20th anniversary of an 80s cult classic begged for an exuberant celebration of fans publicly displaying an affection so epic it would be deemed a fan flick phenomenon.

Enter Troop Beverly Hills: The Experience, which is described by its organizer as a” sing-a-long, dance-a-long, quote-a-long, and if we're lucky, Shelley Long!”

While Shelley Long’s participation in this event remains unlikely, others connected with the film have committed to this event, including director Jeff Kanew, screenwriter Margaret Oberman, "Cookie Time" songwriter Hilary Shepard, and three-time Oscar-nominated costume designer Theodora Van Runkle. And there may be other surprise guests, notes the event’s organizer, Erika Brooks Adickman. (If her name sounds familiar, you may have caught the LAist interview with her as co-founder of MyParentsJoinedFacebook.com.)