Little Shop of Horrors: Hit Musical at San Mateo Performing Arts Center
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The last date listed for Little Shop of Horrors was Sunday April 20, 2008 / 2:00pm.
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In this modern masterwork -- critically praised as a unique mix of Oscar Wilde and Bertolt Brecht -- the great Irish writer George Bernard Shaw pits a military industrialist against his crusading daughter. She's a Salvation Army major; he's an arms manufacturer and whiskey distiller -- on certain issues, they could not disagree more. But when he begins donating money to her organization, matters come to a head as the characters grapple with questions of business, faith, family and philanthropy. After 16 years, A.C.T. brings Shaw back to the stage with this co-production with Theatre Calgary, one of A.C.T.'s favorite Canadian collaborators, featuring an international cast of Canadian and American actors. Learn More
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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.
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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.