Director Frank Oz To Give Q & A Session At Schimmel Center's Halloween Screening of LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS
Four-time Emmy award winning director and puppeteer Frank Oz will give a post-screening Q&A session at the Schimmel Center at Pace University's Halloween screening of the rarely seen Director's Cut of the cult class 1986 musical film he directed, Little Shop of Horrors on Tuesday, October 30 at 7:30 p.m. Mr. Oz-known for his creative collaborations with Jim Henson performing many Muppet characters, in addition to performing the Jedi Master, Yoda, in all of the Star Wars films, and directing films such as The Muppets Take Manhattan, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Indian in the Cupboard, In and Out, The Score, and Stepford Wives-will answer questions about directing and the film industry, and will give insider insights into the history behind the alternate ending.
Pre-screening activities, including a costume contest with prizes, music and cash bar for 21+ begin at 6:30 p.m. in the Schimmel Center lobby.
The iconic film stars Rick Moranis, Ellen Greene, Vincent Gardenia, John Candy, and Steve Martin, and tells the story of meek flower shop assistant Seymour who pines for his co-worker Audrey. During a total eclipse, Seymour discovers an unusual plant he names Audrey II, which feeds only on human flesh and blood, and attracts a great deal of business for the previously struggling store. After a feeding accident gone wrong, Seymour must come up with more creative ways to feed the increasingly bloodthirsty plant.
Schimmel Center Presents
LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS: DIRECTOR'S CUT (screening)
Tuesday, October 30, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets are available at www.schimmelcenter.org, by calling 212-346-1715 or by visiting the box office located at 3 Spruce Street. The Schimmel Center box office is open Tuesdays through Saturday from Noon to 5:00 p.m. and three hours prior to performances.
About Frank Oz
Earlier in his career Frank Oz was known for his creative collaborations with the famed Jim Henson performing many Muppet characters, including Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear, and Animal, as well as Bert, Grover, and Cookie Monster. Some of the projects Henson and Oz worked together on included Sesame Street, Saturday Night Live, and The Muppet Show. He has also performed the unforgettable Jedi Master, Yoda, in all of the Star Wars films.
Oz has directed The Dark Crystal (With Jim Henson), The Muppets Take Manhattan, Little Shop of Horrors, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Housesitter, What About Bob, Indian in the Cupboard, In and Out, The Score, Bowfinger, Stepford Wives, and Death at a Funeral.
Among his many honors, Oz has been the recipient of four Emmy Awards, two George Foster Peabody awards, The American Comedy Awards' Creative Achievement Award, The Art Director's Guild award, three gold and two platinum records, and other awards and honors.