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42 Star Starred
The Boxcar Playhouse
505 Natoma Street San Francisco, CA 94103
415-776-1747
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91 reviews
193 stars
attended May 24 2011

The Boxcar has a major hit this summer. The hood at 6th and Natoma is transformed into the best Plantshop in the Tenderloin. Director Nick A. Olivero and Musical Direction David Möschler – bring this production to the line as one of the best in...continued

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91 reviews
193 stars
attended May 24 2011

The Boxcar has a major hit this summer. The hood at 6th and Natoma is transformed into the best Plantshop in the Tenderloin. Director Nick A. Olivero and Musical Direction David Möschler - bring this production to the line as one of the best in...continued

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90 reviews
97 stars
attended May 24 2011

Great performance, and cleverly done, as well.

Very good acting, excellent singing voices, live music, and imaginative props for such a small place (especially the plant as it grows larger and larger).

One thing that was really unique and...continued

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http://www.boxcartheatre.org/index.php

Quotes & Highlights

The original off-Broadway production of Little Shop of Horrors played for 2,209 performances and more than five years at the Orpheum Theatre, winning 1983 Drama Desk Awards for Outstanding Musical and Outstanding Lyrics.

Description

A black comedy favorite re-imagined specifically for the Boxcar Theatre Playhouse. Step outside (literally) onto skid row at 6th Street as Seymour, a poor, lonely flower shopkeeper, dreams of a better life and a place that’s green to share with the woman he pines for, Audrey. When a rare and exotic plant mysteriously appears, he finds the fame and fortune he was looking for, and a whole lot more. This carnivorous plant has a thirst for human blood, and Seymour is just the sap to get it.

With newly designed puppets representing the man-eating plant from outer space, this fast paced musical keeps you on your feet and your heart pounding.

*Nick A. Olivero *is the founding Artistic Director of Boxcar Theatre. He has produced over 30 productions with Boxcar. Memorable directorial credits include Zen, Galáp. (Adapted from Kurt Vonnegut’s novel Galápagos), True West, and Where the Sidewalk Ends. He has co-written and performed in 21/One, Big Co., and Animal Kingdom. His original plays are Manners and Civility, Rent Boy Ave.: an urban fairytale musical, and his adaptation Romeo & Julien, starring two men as the star-crossed lovers, a response to Prop 8 passing. He is committed to Boxcar’s growth as a Directors Theatre, offering a home for directors with bold visions and high concepts.

About the Ticket Supplier: Boxcar Theatre

Boxcar Theatre is dedicated to the creation of new and adaptive works through a collaborative process. Through physical movement, dynamic imagery and innovative storytelling Boxcar strives to create an atmosphere and environment in which its audience will be engaged in a visceral sense and intellectual capacity.