Northwest Georgia audiences will have the opportunity to experience just that with tonight’s opening of Closed Door Entertainment’s (CDE) “Little Shop of Horrors” at The Colonnade Theater in Ringgold.
“Little Shop” is widely popular rock musical by composer Alan Menken, with book and lyrics by Howard Ash-man.
Although the show is originally based on the low-budget 1960 black comedy film “Little Shop of Horrors,” di-rected by Roger Corman, many fans associate the story with the 1986 film version directed by Frank Oz, which starred Rick Moranis and Ellen Greene.
The musical tells the story of a hapless florist named Seymour (played by Kyle Conkle), who while trying the win the affection of the lovely Audrey (played by Tracie Cosko), manages to raise a giant plant that feasts on human blood.
The show’s music is reminiscent of early 1960s rock-n-roll, early Motown, and doo-wop, and has a number of catchy tunes such as “Suddenly Seymour” and “Skid Row (Downtown).”
Performances of the show will take place June 24 and 25, July 1 and 2 at 7:30 p.m., with a special matinee show on Saturday, July 2, at 1 p.m.
Interpretation for the deaf will be available for the shows on July 1 and 2 at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for students and seniors, and $11 for groups.
For more information, contact The Colonnade box office at (706)-935-9000 or visit cdoorent.com.