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La Jolla High to stage ‘Little Shop of Horrors’

La Jolla High to stage ‘Little Shop of Horrors’

“Little Shop of Horrors” — the musical that helped usher in the era of “new age weird musicals” that includes “The Rocky Horror Show” (1975), “Hair” (1968) and “Jesus Christ Superstar” (1970) — is La Jolla High School’s spring musical, onstage March 10-11 and 17-18 at Parker Auditorium.

The story surrounds Seymour Krelborn, an adorably nerdy lovestruck florist who finds an usual plant, which he names Audrey II after the object of his affection. Magically, little Audrey II starts to talk and grow and Seymour soon learns it is (spoiler alert) a man-eating plant. The kitschy “horror comedy musical” set in skid row had its off-off-Broadway premiere in 1982. The film of the same name,...

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