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San Mateo Performing Arts Center
600 North Delaware St San Mateo, CA 94401
650-762-0258
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33 reviews
43 stars
attended Apr 20 2008

This show was fantastic!! The stars were all as professional as you could wish for!!! This was a true theater experience!!!! Loved it!!!!!

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Donna Collins Williams
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25 reviews
24 stars
attended Apr 19 2008

Terrific musical, great acting and beautiful set design. A great family evening out.

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attended Apr 19 2008

It was so good. The cast was excellent and I enjoyed it as much as a Broadway Show.

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Description

Broadway By the Bay presents Little Shop of Horrors, the smash Off-Broadway musical about a nerdy florist who makes a Faustian pact with a man-eating plant. An adaptation of Roger Corman’s 1960s film of the same name, composer Alan Menken and writer/lyricist Howard Ashman (Disney’s The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast and Aladdin) set the man-eating plant down on Skid Row, with a trio of doo-wop divas singing the early Motown-inspired show-stoppers, such as “Skid Row (Downtown),” “Suddenly Seymour,” and the infectious title song. Twenty-two years after Corman’s B-movie classic (featuring the then unknown actor Jack Nicholson) debuted, Little Shop of Horrors became one of Off-Broadway’s longest-running shows, prompting a new movie version in 1986, directed by Frank Oz and starring Rick Moranis and Steve Martin.

About the Ticket Supplier: Broadway By The Bay

Broadway By The Bay, the largest theatre company on the Peninsula, has won numerous awards, including over 45 Theatre Critics Circle Awards, and has garnered acclaim throughout the San Francisco Bay Area as a destination for professional-quality musical theatre. Under the leadership of Artistic Director Brooke Knight and Executive Director Jim Gardia, Broadway By The Bay produces three full-scale musicals and one intimate composer/lyricist series each season.

Lauded for its efforts in education, Broadway By the Bay's Youth Theatre Conservatory - for ages 4-17 - gives younger students solid foundations in acting, singing, and dancing for the musical theatre. For those 18 and over, the Musical Theatre Conservatory offers professional classes to adults of all ages. Students aspiring to achieve a professional level of performance skills are taught by instructors who have excelled in their specialties. Musical Theatre Conservatory's intensive summer program is offered in conjunction with Notre Dame de Namur University in Belmont.