Theater Previews – 6/20/19
SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Another Thursday means another theater preview! Joey Landwehr talks to us about some great shows you can enjoy this weekend.
THE PRODUCERS (Vista)
Moonlight Stage Productions
Through June 29
This comedic masterpiece is based on Mel Brooks’ 1968 film of the same name. Washed-up Broadway producer Max Bialystock and his mild-mannered accountant, Leo Bloom, scheme to get rich quick by producing the most notorious flop in Broadway history, “Springtime for Hitler.” Their plot quickly goes awry when their show becomes the toast of Broadway which lands them in hot water. “The Producers” is a comedic tour-de-force spoofing the big, old-fashioned Broadway musicals while paying tribute to them.
• The musical went on to win a record-setting twelve Tony Awards in 2001, including Best Musical, Best Book of a Musical, and Best Musical Score. The score includes such hits as “I Wanna Be a Producer,” “When You Got It, Flaunt It,” “Springtime for Hitler,” and “Prisoners of Love.”
• One of San Diego’s best, Morgan Carberry is in the cast, tapping her way into your heart.
• Tickets: moonlightstage.com or 760.724.2110
LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS
New Village Arts (Carlsbad)
Through August 4
It’s everyone’s favorite boy-meets-plant, plant-eats-world love story! Take a musical journey through the streets of Skid Row to a rundown flower shop where a blood-thirsty plant from another world eagerly awaits its next victim. Full of delightfully demented humor, this long-running off-Broadway musical comedy was inspired by Roger Corman’s shockingly schlocky B-movie.
• Enjoy all the bloody good fun of doo-wop inspired songs like “Somewhere That’s Green,” “Feed Me” and “Suddenly, Seymour” with this creepy, campy creature feature… starring some of San Diego’s best musical theatre talent!
• LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS is one of the longest-running Off-Broadway shows, and has won the Drama Critics Circle Award and Drama Desk Award for Best Musical.
• Non-traditional casting: cross-gender casting and a very diverse cast
• Audrey II (the plant) is done in a very untraditional way—it’s not the puppet that everyone might be familiar with.
• A true homage to classic B-movies
• Just got Critics Choice in the U-T
• Tickets: newvillagearts.org or 760.433.3245