Wed11262014

Stepping Out

'Little Shop' opens at Foothill


David Allen/Special to the Town Crier
Adrienne Walters is Audrey in “Little Shop of Horrors.”

Foothill Music Theatre presents the musical comedy “Little Shop of Horrors” Thursday through March 9 in the Lohman Theatre at Foothill College, 12345 S. El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills.

Featuring music by Alan Menken and book and lyrics by Howard Ashman, “Horrors” is about a down-and-out floral assistant who becomes an overnight sensation when he discovers an exotic plant with a mysterious craving.

Directed by Milissa Carey, the play features musical direction by Dolores Duran-Cefalu and choreography by Amanda Folena.

The cast includes Adam Cotugno (as Seymour), Adrienne Walters (Audrey), Todd Wright (Mr. Mushnik), Jeff Clarke (The Dentist), James Lewis (voice of The Plant), Lyn Mehe’ula (Crystal), Melissa Baxter (Chiffon) and Megan Coomans (Ronette).

The musical is based on Roger Corman’s comedy-horror film of the same name, released in 1960.The show won several awards, including the 1982-1983 New York Drama Critics Circle Award. When it closed after a five-year run and 2,209 performances, “Horrors” was the third-longest-running musical and the highest-grossing production in Off-Broadway history.

Performances of the Foothill production are slated 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 2 p.m. Sundays. Thursday’s show is a preview; Friday is opening night.

Tickets are $13-$28.

For tickets and more information, call 949-7360 or visit foothillmusicals.com.

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