BWW Previews: Great Shows to Come at Woodlawn Theatre
After an exciting first half to the 2017 season, Woodlawn Theatre in San Antonio will host an equally exciting line-up for its second half. Three productions will bow on the the Woodlawn stage including HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING, LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, and CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG.
HOW TO SUCCEED will run August 25-September 17. Big business means big laughs in this delightfully clever lampoon of life on the corporate ladder. A tune-filled comic gem that took Broadway by storm, winning both the Tony Award for Best Musical and a Pulitzer Prize, HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING boasts an exhilarating score by Frank Loesser, including "I Believe in You," "Brotherhood of Man" and "The Company Way."
A satire of big business and all it holds sacred, HOW TO SUCCEED follows the rise of J. Pierrepont Finch, who uses a little handbook called HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING to climb the corporate ladder from lowly window washer to high-powered executive, tackling such familiar but potent dangers as the aggressively compliant "company man," the office party, backstabbing coworkers, caffeine addiction and, of course, true love.
LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS will run October 13-November 5. A deviously delicious Broadway and Hollywood sci-fi smash musical, LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS has devoured the hearts of theatre goers for over 30 years. Howard Ashman and Alan Menken (Disney's The Little Mermaid, Beauty And The Beast, and Aladdin) are the creative geniuses behind what has become one of the most popular shows in the world.
The meek floral assistant Seymour Krelborn stumbles across a new breed of plant he names "Audrey II" - after his coworker crush. This foul-mouthed, R&B-singing carnivore promises unending fame and fortune to the down and out Krelborn as long as he keeps feeding it, BLOOD. Over time, though, Seymour discovers Audrey II's out of this world origins and intent towards global domination!
CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG will run November 24-December 23. Take a fantastic musical adventure with an out-of-this-world car that flies through the air and sails the seas. Based on the beloved 1968 film version of Ian Fleming's children's book, and featuring an unforgettable score by The Sherman Brothers (Mary Poppins), CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG is one family-friendly blockbuster that audiences will find "Truly Scrumptious."
An eccentric inventor, Caractacus Potts sets about restoring an old race car from a scrap heap with the help of his children, Jeremy and Jemima. They soon discover the car has magical properties, including the ability to float and take flight. Trouble occurs when the evil Baron Bomburst desires the magic car for himself. The family joins forces with Truly Scrumptious and batty Grandpa Potts to outwit the dastardly Baron and Baroness and their villainous henchman, the Child Catcher.
Tickets for all three shows can be purchased here.