Sunday, October 23, 2016
LITTLE SHOP of HORRORS - 4 days till Opening Night
This is it. We’re moving into the theatre … the set gets assembled; the lights get focused; the sound gets checked; the props get placed … dress rehearsal Wednesday … then Thursday, 27 October: opening night!
ACT is mounting an amazing production — a witty sci-fi spoof as musical comedy, with some serious under-themes of abuse and quiet desperation in the lives of ordinary people. The acting is professionally strong; the singing and dancing are exciting and fun; the set literally blossoms … and Audrey II, the astonishing man-eating plant, will steal the show. No wonder there’s such momentum in ticket sales.
The theatre itself is a draw — this is the first big theatrical production in the beautiful new Florence Simmons Performance Hall at Holland College’s downtown campus (Weymouth Street in Charlottetown).
Five performances: evenings (7:30) of Thursday, Friday and Saturday, plus matinees (2:30) on Saturday and Sunday. It’s perfect entertainment for the Hallowe’en weekend. In fact the Saturday and Sunday shows feature a fun bonus: wear a Hallowe’en costume (without mask) and you get a candy treat.
Tickets are $28/25, at www.ticketpro.ca or at Holland College’s box office (weekdays 10 to 5) - 902-894-6885. Info: call 902-628-6778