Friday, July 16, 2010

Little Shop of Horrors comes to life at TUTS and Miller Outdoor Theatre, July 13-18

Little shop, little shoppa horrors.
Little shop, little shoppa terror.
Call a cop. Little shoppa horrors.
No, oh, oh, no-oh!

Little shop, little shoppa horrors.
Bop sh'bop, little shoppa terror.
Watch 'em drop! Little shoppa horrors.
No, oh, oh, no-oh!
That's right! It's not too late to see the limited engagement of Theatre Under the Stars' Little Shop of Horrors, and it's FREE!

The show, which opened on Tuesday, July 13 at Miller Outdoor Theatre, plays through this Sunday, July 18. The performances begin each night at 8:15 PM.

Tickets in covered reserved seating are available at the Miller Theatre Box Office between 10:30 AM and 1:00 PM on the day of the performance. Limit 4 tickets per person. Tickets are FREE.

What: Little Shop of Horrors
When: July 13-18 at 8:15 pm
Where: Miller Outdoor Theatre (presented by Theatre Under the Stars)
Age recommendation: PG (Parental guidance is suggested)
Link: Theatre Under the Stars' presents Little Shop of Horrors at Miller Outdoor Theatre

For more information, visit the Little Shop of Horrors page on the TUTS website.
Little Shop of Horrors tells the story of Seymour, a timid and nerdy sales clerk at the seedy Mushnik's Skid Row Florists, barely in business in lower Manhattan. He achieves fame and fortune after he discovers an exotic plant named Audrey II, a giant man-eating plant who demands to be fed, finally revealing itself to be an alien creature poised for global domination! A Greek chorus of hip soul singers narrates the thriller with a score in the 1960s style of rock and roll, doo-wop, and Motown. Audrey's appetite grows to gigantic proportions as the cast rapidly diminishes.
Can't get to Miller Outdoor Theatre to see this show? Purchase the 1986 cult classic movie version of Little Shop of Horrors, featuring Rick Moranis, Steve Martin, and Ellen Greene. Bill Murray even makes a character appearance.

And while you're at it, why not stop by the Houston Museum of Natural Science to see Audrey II's friend, Lois the Corpse Flower, as she blooms. Can't get to the museum to see Lois? Check her out as she blooms on the museum's webcam.

According to the Houston Museum of Natural Science's website:
The "Corpse Flower" (Amorphophallus titanum) gets its name from the pungent stench it emits in bloom - this, combined with the flower's huge size and deep purple color, convinced the first explorers who encountered it in Sumatra to believe it was a man-eating plant! Since then, this extremely rare plant has gained celebrity status by having one of the largest, rarest, and smelliest flowers in the world. These flowers can reach heights of 7-10 ft and a diameter of 5-6 ft.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Rent, at Country Playhouse, Jan. 8-30

Country Playhouse is proud to present the Broadway Mega-Blockbuster, RENT, in January 2010. RENT is Jonathan Larson's groundbreaking rock musical that took Broadway by storm and put actors like Taye Diggs, Idina Menzel, Anthony Rapp, and Adam Pascal on a path to stardom.

Based on Puccini's La Boheme - an opera about Parisian intectuals living, loving, and partying amongst those afflicted with consumption - RENT updates the story to present a group of artists and intellectuals living in late 20th century lower Manhattan, facing the AIDS crisis.

The characters find strength in each other as they come to terms with the careless, upwardly mobile society that led to such a broken world.

Snow White & the Seven Dwarves, at Company OnStage Children's, Jan. 16-Feb. 20

Watch one of your favorite stories brought to life on the stage, with all the memorable characters: beautiful Snow White, the handsome Prince, the jealous Queen and seven kind, hard-working dwarfs. This fairy tale joyfully reminds us that kindness and compassion can overcome wickedness.

Thunder Rock, at Company onStage, Jan. 15-Feb. 20

A Lake Michigan lighthouse is safe haven for a disillusioned war veteran who elects to isolate himself from society. The imagined ghosts from a shipwreck on the lake ninety years earlier give him the confidence to reconnect with the world he deserted. A fascinating and inspirational drama.

The Hollow, at Clear Creek Theatre, Jan. 15-Feb. 7

An unhappy game of romantic follow-the-leader explodes into murder one weekend at The Hollow, home of Sir Henry and Lucy Angkatell. Dr. Cristow is at the center of the trouble: Henrietta, his mistress; Veronica, his ex mistress; and Gerda, his wife are all visiting at The Hollow - within five minutes Cristow is dead. Nearly everyone has a motive and most had the opportunity. A great "whodunit."