Little Shop of Horrors from Musical Theatre West
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The last date listed for Little Shop of Horrors was Sunday July 26, 2009 / 2:00pm.
Currently at Carpenter Performing Arts Center, CSULB:
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Broadway star Davis Gaines, who reigns supreme with his run of more than 2,000 performances as The Phantom of the Opera, takes the title role in Musical Theatre West's revival of this all-time family favorite, a romantic comedy perfect for Valentine's season. The Music Man follows fast-talking salesman Harold Hill as he cons the people of River City, Iowa into buying instruments for a boys' band he vows to organize -- despite the fact that he doesn't know a trombone from a treble clef. The Tony-winning musical boasts a rousing score from Meredith Wilson, with memorable tunes like "Seventy-Six Trombones," "Ya Got Trouble," "Till There Was You" and "Goodnight, My Someone." Learn More
Reviews & Ratings
Featured review from Frank Wells
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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 for Audrey II. Some very minor sound amplification/mix issues made just a few lyrics a little hard to understand when multiple voices were in use but that's a minor quibble. This was a very enjoyable two hour event. As a bonus, our Gold Star tickets were supposed to be somewhere toward the back middle--but they were actually second row center..amazing seats!
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.