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Carpenter Performing Arts Center, CSULB
6200 Atherton Street Long Beach, CA 90815
562-985-7000
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4.4 / 5 Rated by 57 members
Review from Frank Wells
Red Velvet 14 events 4 reviews

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

reviewed Jul 12 2009 report as inappropriate
Review from Mariel Crow
31 events 16 reviews

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.

reviewed Jul 10 2009 report as inappropriate
Review from ~joe~
Red Velvet 92 events 11 reviews

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

reviewed Jul 26 2009 report as inappropriate
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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.

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