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Saturday, May 11, 2013

Stay Current with the Pick of the Day: Little Shop of Horrors

Posted By on Sat, May 11, 2013 at 9:00 AM

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Before he founded New World Pictures in 1970, Oscar-winning Hollywood rebel Roger Corman was launching actors’ careers (including those of Jack Nicholson, Dennis Hopper, and Robert De Niro) and influencing big-time directors (such as Francis Ford Coppola, Martin Scorsese, and Ron Howard) as the king of B movies. Arguably the most influential of Corman’s early gems is 1960’s The Little Shop of Horrors, a dark comedy set in a Skid Row flower shop. In 1982, Alan Menken and Howard Ashman adapted the film as Little Shop of Horrors, an Off-Broadway smash that set the stories of a geeky florist, a bruised blonde, a sadistic dentist, and a blood-guzzling plant to a doo-wop score led by Motown-esque street urchins Crystal, Ronette, and Chiffon. $14-$20, 7:30pm Thu, 8pm Sat, 2:30pm Sun, Sheldon Vexler Theatre, 12500 NW Military Hwy., (210) 302-6835, vexler.org. Through June 9. Check out our full online calendar of upcoming events here: calendar.sacurrent.com.


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