Stage Door: "Little Shop" Til You Drop

Well, it's summertime and I suspect your movie-going choices run to scary popcorn flicks. One of those from long ago, Little Shop of Horrors, a schlocky sci-fi romp from 1960, was translated into a campy Broadway musical in the early 1980s. It became a surprisingly big hit, running for more than 2,200 performances — more than seven years! (It also came around again in 1986 as a movie of the musical.) Jersey Productions is offering a production of Little Shop of Horrors as its second production of the summer at the Aronoff Center's Jarson-Kaplan Theater. —-It's your chance to relive the humor of a geeky flower shop clerk who cultivates a blood-thirsty plant named Audrey II – in honor of the ditzy blonde who works at the shop as a cashier. The show has an amusing and heartfelt score that hearkens back to the days of Motown and Doo-Wop. Little Shop opens this weekend; Friday is the first of six performances (through Aug. 22). You can order tickets by calling 513-621-2787.

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