Little Shop Of Horrors
Music by Alan Menken; book and lyrics by Howard Ashman; based on the classic Roger Corman film
Directed by Milissa Carey; musical direction by Dolores Duran-Cefalu; choreographed by Amanda Folen
In the rock musical comedy Little Shop Of Horrors, 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. Soon "Audrey II" grows into an ill-tempered, foul-mouthed, R&B-singing carnivore that 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 household name, thanks to a highly successful film version featuring Steve Martin 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.
Tickets are $28, general; $20, students and seniors; $13, students with OwlCard and Foothill College employees (in-person purchase only). To purchase tickets, call (650) 949-7360 or access www.foothill.edu/theatre/tickets.
Foothill's production run Feb. 20–March 9 in the Lohman Theatre at Foothill College in Los Altos Hills. Performances are:
Thursdays, Feb. 20, 27 and March 6, at 7:30 p.m.;
Fridays, Feb. 21, 28 and March 7, at 8 p.m.;
Saturdays, Feb. 22, March 1 and 8, at 8 p.m.; and
Sundays, Feb. 23, March 2 and 9, at 2 p.m.
Patrons must purchase the required campus parking permit for $3. Purchase permit at dispensers in any student lot. Dispensers accept one-dollar bills and quarters. Foothill College is located off I-280 on El Monte Road in Los Altos Hills. For additional information, access www.foothill.edu or call (650) 949-7360.