Coronado Playhouse presents LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS
Coronado Playhouse presents Little Shop of Horrors, opening Friday September 8th running until Sunday, October 15th, 2017 at Coronado Playhouse. Little Shop of Horrors is an horticultural horror story: sci-fi spoof musical with a hilarious and fearsome plot and a collection of great songs. Seymour Krelborn, the assistant at Mushnik's Flower Shop in downtrodden Skid Row, becomes an overnight sensation when he discovers a strange and exotic plant. He names it Audrey Two in order to impress glamorous Audrey, the colleague he's secretly in love with. Audrey Two quickly starts to wilt, putting Seymour's job and dream future with Audrey at risk. Accidentally pricking his finger, Seymour discovers Audrey Two needs a little more than plant food to thrive. The plant grows into a bad-tempered, R&B-singing carnivore whose voracious appetite becomes increasingly difficult to satisfy.
Inspired by the much darker and far-less-intentionally campy 1960 Roger Corman film of the same name, this rock musical version of Little Shop of Horrors premiered Off Broadway in 1982 before enjoying a successful five-year run on Broadway, then in London's West End, and eventually inspiring the 1986 film version by veteran puppeteer Frank Oz. The musical score by Oscar-winning composer Alan Menken (Disney's A Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin and Pocahontas) features a string of incredible Doo-Wop and Motown-style numbers, with wonderfully evocative titles such as "Somewhere That's Green," "Suppertime," "Grow For Me," and the power ballad love duet, "Suddenly Seymour."
Shirley Johnston makes her directorial debut at Coronado Playhouse with Little Shop of Horrors, having appeared on the CPH stage in last season's production of A Chorus Line. She has teamed up with the A Chorus Line musical director, Kirk Valles, a familiar name to CPH audiences having musically directed many there over the past ten years.
Community Partners -San Diego Food Bank
Community Theatre is made by, with and for the community in which it is performed. Coronado Playhouse is committed to pursuing community theatre in the truest sense of the words by giving back to the people of San Diego County and using our public platform to help those in need. During the run of Little Shop of Horrors Coronado Playhouse are partnering with San Diego Food Bank in an effort to bring exposure and donations to this excellent organization that supports families in San Diego to ensure their children emerge as successful, productive participants in our community. For more information, please visit sandiegofoodbank.org
Opening Night Members' Mingler
Friday, September 8th at 6:30 pm (please note earlier time)
Playhouse members are invited to a hosted Happy Hour at CPH for drinks and appetizers before every opening night of each new main-stage production to mingle with fellow theatre lovers and enjoy the ambience and excitement of opening night.
Not a member? Not a problem! Membership starts at just $50 and can be purchased in advance or at the event.
About Coronado Playhouse
Coronado Playhouse is the longest continuously run community theatre in San Diego County. The intimate 100-seat, cabaret-style theatre, overlooks beautiful Glorietta Bay and is part of the beautiful Coronado Community Center. The venue opened in 2006 with state of the art equipment and a full-service bar. Season ticket holders can reserve tables a year in advance for each show. The Playhouse is dedicated to providing quality entertainment, with a mix of classic and modern comedies, dramas and mysteries, dazzling musicals, colorful free classics, theatre for young audiences, concerts, cabarets, and exciting original works by local authors. These programs, along with our education outreach, theatre classes and other community events, are only possible because of your continued support and charitable donations.
Coronado Playhouse is a qualified 501(c) 3 non-profit organization as San Diego County's longest running community theatre.