Catharsis refers to the uplifting moment after a play’s tragic apex when the audience believes, if only for a moment, that the actors have really died and there's no need to tip them. Experience all the uplifting possibilities of theatergoing with today's Groupon: for $30, you get two tickets to Little Shop of Horrors at Center Stage Theatre in Fontana (a $60 value). Choose from three performances:
- Friday, February 25 at 8:30 p.m.
- Saturday, February 26 at 8 p.m.
- Sunday, February 27 at 3 p.m.
Little Shop of Horrors, Center Stage's latest production, revisits Alan Menken's famed dark comic musical about an insecure floral assistant forced to serve human lunches to a man-eating plant with a Juilliard-caliber singing voice. Bear witness to the expressive acting of Center Stage Theatre's best as actors bring to life the terrifyingly humorous story of love, desperation, and maniacal dentists. First-timers will discover the epic roots of the botanical horror-comedy genre, and longtime fans can return for a 20th viewing to rehear favorite notes of mind-sticking standards like "Skid Row (Downtown)."
The historic Center Stage stage was built in 1937 as a film theater, but it was recently renovated to include sense-awing audio, video, and lighting technologies.
- It was a a [sic] super show and the food was delicious, the service was superb, and the show was entertaining from start to finish. This theater is a gem in the community – kaneki s., Yelp, 5/23/10