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May 07 2023


2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

CGOA Stages presents “Little Shop of Horrors”

The Columbia Gorge Orchestra Association is proud to present the musical sensation “Little Shop of Horrors,” directed by Joe Garoutte, with music direction by Dan Kenealy. Based on a cult sci-fi film from 1960, this “strange and unusual” musical is filled with fun and unforgettable tunes. It opens at the Bingen Theater in Bingen, WA, on April 28.
“Little Shop of Horrors” tells the story of Seymour, a down-on-his-luck florist, who raises a mysterious, possibly extraterrestrial, blood-thirsty plant that promises him fame, fortune and love…but at a cost. With infectious music by Alan Menken and lyrics by Howard Ashman, this beloved musical is sure to entertain audiences of all ages. The musical was made into a smash hit movie in 1986, directed by Frank Oz, with a cameo by Steve Martin as a sadistic dentist. A staple of school, community and professional theatres, “Little Shop of Horrors” was recently revived off Broadway, starring “Hamilton’s” Jonathan Groff.
Joe Garoutte and Dan Kenealy, the directorial team that brought you last year’s sold-out production of RENT, guide the talented cast of actors as they bring this dark comedy to life in a whole new way. The show promises to be a feast for the eyes and ears, filled with powerful vocals and a catchy pop score. While there’s more than a nod to the dark warnings that lie within, there’s also plenty of laughs to lull you just enough to become plant food if you’re not careful.
As always with CGOA Stages’ productions, “Little Shop of Horrors” features a cast of both familiar faces and talented newcomers.
Don’t miss your chance to see “Little Shop of Horrors” at The Bingen Theater. Get your tickets now for a night of unforgettable entertainment. “Little Shop of Horrors” is rated PG.
“Little Shop of Horrors”‘ opens Friday, April 28 at 7 PM. Additional shows are April 29 and May 6, 11, 12, 13 at 7 PM, and April 30 and May 7 at 2 PM. Tickets are $30 for adults ($20 for CGOA members), $10 for youth ages 10-17, and $5 for kids under 10. Tickets are available at
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The Columbia Gorge Orchestra Association is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting and presenting musical performances of the highest quality in the Columbia River Gorge region. With a commitment to artistic excellence and education, the Association brings the joy of music to audiences of all ages.

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