Venue Details

400 Star Starred
Carpenter Performing Arts Center, CSULB
6200 Atherton Street Long Beach, CA 90815
562-985-7000
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There is no bad seat. Theybonly have seats upto U.
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Richard Balling
The parking is very disorganized at MTW. Be sure to allow time going in and getting out. On the Atherton side, they are usually line up into the street. It appears there is only one line, but there is normally two. There is just no sign or person to let you know . You may see someone a block away swing their arms, if anything.
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4.4 average rating
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14 events
4 reviews
5 stars
attended Jul 12 2009

Caught the Sunday matineee yesterday..a lot of fun and a first class production. Terrific Broadway-quality performances from experienced actors all the way around.I wouldn't single anyone out because they were all great. Great sets and puppetry...continued

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27 events
15 reviews
3 stars
attended Jul 10 2009

I really enjoyed the show. The performers can really sing, especially the plant. I've never seen this play before, so I really enjoyed it! They used the original set, which is a plus. That includes the plant ofcourse.

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~joe~ Red Velvet
83 events
11 reviews
49 stars
attended Jul 26 2009

This event was more than great! Awesome life-like vivid stage setting and catchy tunes with outstanding vocals. Audrey II (the plant) grew well over 6 ft tall! Entertaining from beginning to end. Just about every seat at the Carpenter Performing...continued

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Website

http://www.musical.org/h904littleshop.html

Description

Musical Theatre West is proud to present Little Shop of Horrors. The story follows a meek down-and-out skid row floral assistant who becomes an overnight sensation when he discovers an exotic plant with a mysterious craving for fresh blood. Soon “Audrey II” grows into an ill-tempered, foul-mouthed, R&B-singing carnivore who offers him fame and fortune in exchange for feeding its growing appetite, finally revealing itself to be an alien creature poised for global domination!

One of the longest-running Off-Broadway shows of all time, this affectionate spoof of 1950s sci-fi movies has become a house-hold name, thanks to a highly successful film version and a score by the songwriting team of Howard Ashman and Alan Menken, who redefined the animated musical film with Disney’s The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast and Aladdin. Charming, tuneful and hilarious, with tongue firmly planted in cheek, Little Shop of Horrors never fails to entertain.

Paul Garman, Musical Theatre West’s Executive Director/Producer is, “pleased to present this delightful show with sets and costumes direct from the recent national tour."

Steven Glaudini, Associate Artistic Director of Musical Theatre West, who recently directed the critically acclaimed MTW production of The Producers will direct this Little Shop of Horrors.  “It has always been one of my favorite shows, and I am thrilled to be able to guide this terrific cast in this contemporary classic by the songwriting team of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast.”

The cast in the Musical Theatre West production of Little Shop of Horrors features Danny Gurwin as Seymour (Broadway’s Little Women, The Full Monty, The Scarlet Pimpernel), Peter Paige as Orin and Others (Emmett in Television’s “Queer as Folk”),  Lowe Taylor as Audrey (The Marvelous Wonderettes, Divorce, The Musical), Stuart Pankin as Mr. Mushnik (HBO’s “Not Necessisarily The News”, MTW’s Silk Stockings), Michael Shepperd as the Voice of Audrey II (Artistic Director of the Celebration Theatre, Little Shop on Broadway), Kamilah Marshall, Meloney Collins and Fredericka Meek.

* Cast current at time of publication. Subject to change without notice.

About the Ticket Supplier: Musical Theatre West

Musical Theatre West is one of Southern California's oldest and most respected regional musical theatre companies and draws more than 60,000 patrons to Long Beach's Carpenter Performing Arts Center. Now in its 60th season, Musical Theatre West is the fastest growing arts organization in Long Beach and is dedicated to preserving musical theatre as a unique American art form.