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September 16, 2005
If a three foot-high extraterrestrial man-eating plant bent on taking over the world demands to be fed, well, then, you better do it! All the blood, gore and horticulture you can stomach takes place just in time for Halloween, as the Vital Express Center for the Performing Arts will be transformed into a Little Shop of Horrors for two devilishly delightful weekends in October.
The College of the Canyons Theatre Department production of Little Shop, which will run October 14-16 and 21-23, once again serves up a tasty mix of both student and community performers all of who are extremely talented. Playing the lead female role of Audrey is professional actress and College of the Canyons student Whitney Vigil, who currently has a reoccurring role on the Disney tv show Thats So Raven. This fall, Vigil will also be featured in the New York production of a new musical, Camille, in the New York Musical Theatre Festival. Playing opposite Vigil as Audreys co-worker and secret admirer, Seymour, is David Knebel, a graduate of UCLA who played Tom Sawyer in last season's production of Big River.
The stage will once again feature outstanding sets, costume designs and props including a fully-animated three-foot high talking plant! - that have become a staple of COC Theatre productions.
Little Shop of Horrors will run Fridays through Sundays, from October 14-16 and October 21-23. Friday and Saturday show times are 8 pm, while Sunday shows run at 2 pm. Tickets are $12 for adults and $6 for students, seniors and children under 12. Tickets can be purchased by calling (661) 362-5304 or online at www.VitalExpressCenter.com
While Little Shop of Horrors is a rollicking romp through the terrifically twisted lives of a unique cast of characters, there are adult themes throughout the play, so parental discretion is advised.