November 20 – November 23: ‘Little Shop of Horrors’ Ready to Rock & Shock at Five Towns College

November 20 – November 23: ‘Little Shop of Horrors’ Ready to Rock & Shock at Five Towns College

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It’s hard to believe that the “Little Shop of Horrors” has been open for business since 1960 when it started as an offbeat comedy horror film directed by Roger Corman.

By now everybody knows the premise: a rather peculiar, love-starved young man named Seymour, working in a flower store, manages to create a carnivorous plant named Audrey that has developed a voracious appetite for human flesh and blood. From there the cult film just took off, becoming the basis for an Off Broadway musical in 1982, which was in turn made into a 1986 feature film.

This blood-curdling production about the plant with an appetite—and an attitude—is directed by the very talented Marie Danvers, Five Towns College’s theatre arts assistant professor who’s been on Broadway in “The Phantom of the Opera” as well as on tour all over the world in “West Side Story” and “The Fantasticks.”

Five Towns College Performing Arts Center, 305 North Service Rd., Dix Hills, www.dhpac.org, 631-656-2148; $18, $15 seniors & students; 7:30 p.m., Nov. 20-22; 2 p.m., Nov. 23

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