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Announcement from Ateneo Blue Repertory
Ateneo Blue Repertory presents its 20th Season premiere: Little Shop of Horrors.
In the old days it was all about selling your soul to the devil for fame and fortune. But ever heard of selling it to an evil, man-eating Venus Flytrap from outer space? Even the honest-to-goodness nice guys aren't immune to this kind of temptation, and Seymour Krelborn is one of them. He is the protagonist of "Little Shop of Horrors," a black comedy musical satirizing old-school sci-fi movies.
With book and lyrics by Howard Ashman and music by Alan Menken (the duo behind Disney's "Little Mermaid"), one of the longest running Off-Broadway shows of all time, "Little Shop of Horrors" is the story of a miserable shopkeeper's yearning for a better life and a chance at love, all encouraged by a devious plant who manipulates him into quenching its thirst for blood and world domination in exchange for his heart's desires. Thus, he must choose between right and wrong, all for the sake of a bit of glory.
Directed by Toff de Venecia (director of Blue Rep's "All Shook Up" and "Freakshow") with musical direction by Blue Rep's Artistic Director Ejay Yatco (musical director of Blue Rep's "Edges").
"For our 20th season, our theme is man's inner struggle, and the clash between the beasts within us and our humanity," says Ejay Yatco, Blue Rep's Artistic Director. "Seymour, the lead character of the play, faces this struggle when he is offered everything he ever wanted but at a great cost. Little Shop of Horrors is the first of three plays this year that will move our audiences to ask the question 'Who is the man? Who is the Beast?'"
Since its beginnings in 1991, Blue Rep has delighted local audiences with shows that celebrate the artistry of the Filipino performer. Blue Rep has a diverse range of shows under its belt having staged musicals like Pippin, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Stages of Love, Bare: A Pop Opera, and Hair.
Blue Rep's "Little Shop of Horrors" runs July 27-August 13, 2011 at Fine Arts Theater, Ateneo de Manila University, Quezon City. Tickets at P199. Contact 0917-890-8795.
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