What You'll Get
- One ticket to see Little Shop of Horrors
- When: October 3–November 9
- Where: Cupcake Theater
- Door time: 30 minutes before showtime
- Ticket values include all fees
- $19 for general admission (up to $38 value)
- $25 for first class seating, which grants early-bird entry (up to $48 value)
Little Shop of Horrors
When mild-mannered flower-shop employee Seymour Krelborn discovers a small venus-flytrap-like plant during a solar eclipse, it’s no surprise that he becomes fascinated by it. As consumed by unrequited love as he is, it’s also hardly a surprise that he names it “Audrey II,” after his coworker and infatuation. Surprise comes, though, when it quickly becomes apparent that Audrey II hungers for a fertilizer more macabre than manure: human blood. Suckling at Seymour’s pricked finger, the plant grows larger everyday, eventually demanding more than just a few drops of plasma. Audrey II convinces a reluctant Seymour to only feed it terrible people who, according to the plant, “deserve to die.” This happens to include Audrey’s sadistic dentist boyfriend, Orin Scrivello. But as the corpses pile up and Seymour deals with the ethically questionable source of his fame and newfound romance with the human Audrey, he must decide whether he should take a stand or continue to nurture the plant’s hunger and ominous ambitions.
Little Shop of Horrors is anchored by Alan Menken’s jubilant R&B score, which offsets the grim onstage deeds with doo-wop and Motown-tinged tunes. Three female vocalists named after ’60s girls groups (Ronette, Crystal, and Chiffon) serve as a sort of Greek chorus, providing a running commentary on the proceedings that begins with the titular swinging ditty. Later on, they join in on “Dentist!,” Orin’s boastful ode to being “the leader of the plaque” and his career in causing pain. In “Somewhere That’s Green,” Audrey admits to a dream of running away to the suburbs with Seymour. “Feed Me (Git It)” is arguably the musical’s best-known song, wherein Audrey II reveals “her” ability to speak and makes the sweet-tempered shopkeep an offer he can’t refuse.
The brains behind Cupcake Theater don’t believe in ornately carved auditorium ceilings, marble staircases, or solid-gold animatronic butlers. They don’t even believe in elaborate sets or costumes. Their bread and butter: professional comedies, dramas, musicals, musicians, and theatrical experimentation performed with heart. In keeping with their spartan aesthetic, their performance space is small and intimate—or “cupcake” size—roughly as big as of one of New York’s off-Broadway theaters.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Nov 8, 2014. Limit 8 per person. Valid only for option purchased. Redeem starting day of event for a ticket at venue box office. Must show valid ID matching name on voucher at Cupcake Theater. Refundable only on day of purchase. Discount reflects Cupcake Theater's current ticket prices-price may differ on day of the event. Doors open 30 minutes before showtime. For ADA accommodations, call box office promptly upon receipt of voucher - availability is limited. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About Cupcake Theater
The brains behind Cupcake Theater believe that the mission of good theater is to take the audience on an emotional journey. Their bread and butter: professional comedies, dramas, musicals, musicians, and theatrical experimentation performed by renowned professional Hollywood actors. Their brand-new performance space located in N. Hollywood also wows audiences with its modern design and high ceilings, while still maintaining an intimate and "cupcake" size feel.