ENTERTAINMENT NEWS - Little Shop of Horrors bursts onto the local stage on 5 to 15 June, with some of the most amazing stage effects ever seen in the Oakhurst Insurance George Arts Theatre.
Little Shop rose to cult status when a stage show was made of the 1986 movie starring Rick Moranis and Ellen Greene. The movie also featured Steve Martin as the sadistic dentist.
The plot of this musical uses dark comedy themes, telling the story of Seymour Krelborn and Audrey, two shop assistants in Mushnik's Florist. Mushnik is not a nice boss to work for and is very often grumpy.
Audrey has problems of her own with her masochistic boyfriend, Orin Scrivello.
When Seymour purchases a strange plant during a total eclipse of the sun, things in the florist shop take a turn for the better: customers flock to see the amazing plant.
Seymour discovers, however, that the plant has a taste for blood and the plant is hungry! He names the plant Audrey II, after his fellow shop assistant.
The plant starts off as a little sprout and grows to a monster that fills the stage. The monstrous puppets are made by Creative Castle Designs, who were also responsible for the masks for our last spectacular, Khumba.
The show stars Aldo Calitz, Tazz-Lynn Wagner, Schalk Visagie and other often-seen favourites.
Because of the dark theme, a PG age restriction will apply. Parents, come with your kids. They will love it. They see worse on the daily news…
Tickets: block booking of 10+ R60, children R60, front R110 /R90 members, back block R100 /R80 members. Thursday and Saturday evenings all tickets R60 each.
Bookings at Computicket or Shoprite Checkers.
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