Little Shop of Horrors

The musical version of Little Shop of Horrors is based on Roger Corman’s non-musical 1960 low-budget film of the same title that has become a cult classic. The show opened at Manhattan’s Orpheum Theater in the East Village in 1982 and ran for five years, closing in 1987 after 2,209 performances and a number of off-Broadway awards, making it then the biggest-grossing off-Broadway production of all time. It has become a staple of community theaters — we had another Houston production in April — as it provides rich humor, sweet melodic ballads mixed with doo-wop, and enough charm to float a battleship. You probably already know some of the songs, such as “Suddenly Seymour” and “Skid Row (Downtown).” Audrey II, named after young florist Seymour’s would-be girlfriend, is a sci-fi alien plant that grows in size as it consumes (gasp!) human blood, so Seymour has some tough moral choices to make.

8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 3 p.m. Sundays. Sugar Land Auditorium, 226 Lakeview Drive, Sugar Land. For information, call 713-302-5329 or visit inspirationstage.com. $10 to $35.
Fridays, Saturdays, 8 p.m.; Sundays, 3 p.m. Starts: July 25. Continues through Aug. 3, 2014

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