‘Little Shop of Horrors’ on tap for 6 performances

Most houseplants require occasional watering, a little plant food now and then and lots of tender loving care.

Not this one.

“A down-and-out skid-row floral assistant becomes an overnight sensation when he discovers an exotic plant with a mysterious craving for fresh blood,” according to a synopsis of “Little Shop of Horrors” provided by The Theatre Project.

“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.”

The Theatre Project will present six performances of the musical comedy “Little Shop of Horrors” at The Theatre Project Stage, 835 N. 26th St.

“Little Shop of Horrors” is one of the longest running off-Broadway shows of all time, the release said, adding that “this affectionate spoof of 1950s sci-fi movies has become a household 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.’”

Show times will be at 7 p.m. Friday, July 26; 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday, July 27; and 7 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, Aug. 1–3.

Tickets cost $15 for adults and $10 for students and seniors. Tickets will only be available at the door. The box office will open one hour prior to show time. Space is limited, so an early arrival is recommended.

The Theatre Project is an adult community theater company that presents professional quality theater, dance and music theater productions throughout the year, while encouraging a community spirit in performing arts. Proceeds from ticket sales benefit the Youth Theatre Project, a tuition-free theater and dance program for youth in the Grand Valley.

The Theatre Project will open its 2013–14 Broadway season with the classic Rodgers & Hammerstein musical “South Pacific” on Sept. 6–7. Other productions on the 2013–14 schedule are “Shrek the Musical.” Nov. 1–2; “A Chorus Line,” Jan. 17–18; and “Damn Yankees,” May 30–31.

Season tickets cost $52 for adults and $36 for students and seniors, and include the four Broadway musical performances, free popcorn, no waiting in line and exclusive discounts on added performances.

Go to TheaterProjectGJ.com or call 261-5363 for information or to reserve your season tickets.


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