Photo from Front Row Centre's production of Little Shop of Horrors
Little Shop of Horrors | Image: Courtesy of Front Row Centre Players

Little Shop of Horrors

Front Row Centre puts a pop-art spin on this cult classic

Amy Jo Espetveidt

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A cult musical favourite, Front Row Centre invites you to skid row for its pop-art production of Little Shop of Horrors.

Timid and tragic Seymour Krelborn can’t catch a break. Life is tough for a poor, orphaned florist who is hopelessly in love with co-worker Audrey. That is until a mysterious plant appears, changing his fortunes forever.

“We set it in a comic book world where the colours pop and the designs are incredible,” says Director Jeff Diodati, in a statement. “Our designers put an unbelievable amount of work into costuming, scenic painting, makeup… it’s something I’ve not seen before in Calgary.”

Anyone familiar with the show knows the dark themes it explores—namely domestic violence and abusive relationships—so Front Row Centre is stepping up and selling Audrey II Seeds during the run. Proceeds go to Calgary Women’s Emergency Centre.

Little Shop of Horrors runs June 9 to 24, 2017 at the Beddington Heights Community Arts Centre (375 Bermuda Dr. NW). Tickets are $25 or less.