With newly designed puppets and songs performed indoors and out, Boxcar Theatre re-imagines Little Shop like no other theatre before.
A black comedy favorite re-imagined for the Boxcar Theatre Playhouse. Step outside (literally) onto Skid Row at Natoma and 6th Streets as Seymour, a poor, lonely flower shopkeeper, dreams of a better life and a place that's green to share with the woman he pines for, Audrey. When a rare and exotic plant mysteriously appears, he finds the fame and fortune he was looking for, and a whole lot more. This carnivorous plant has a thirst for human blood, and Seymour is just the man to get it. With newly redesigned puppets representing the man-eating plant from outer space, this fast-paced musical keeps you on your feet and your heart pounding.
Boxcar Theatre, known for their experiential work, re-imagines this Broadway classic and updates it from its kitschy 1950s fluff to represent the gritty nature of the down and out in today's modern world. And as the Boxcar Theatre Playhouse is situated in a rough and tumble neighborhood, we're embracing those roots to create a site specific production. With over 30 performers, a live band, street closures (we're performing ON Natoma Street and shutting it down for one song), Boxcar is reaching for the stars.
Our crazy ideas include:
1) Staging two fully charged musical numbers outside on the street. The city fee to temporarily close the street? $480
2) We have an actor riding up on a real motorcycle? Cost of the motorcycle? Donated. Cost of training and a class A license? $320
3) We are redesigning and building the Audrey II plant puppet from scratch. Cost? $2,700.
4) We are using tons of live and pre-recorded video and video feeds throughout the performance. Cost? Over $1,600...
And that's just the tip of the iceberg, the list goes on and on...
We have received a pledge from a group of angel donors, that if we can meet our Kickstarter goal, they will match it dollar for dollar. We need your help to offset the biggest budget show Boxcar's ever done.
Your money will go towards all aspects of the production. From paychecks for the actors, designers, and musicians, to the set, costume, and prop construction, to the marketing and outreach of the show, your donations will help bring this dream to life.
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Pledge $10 or more
Your name will appear on our website (www.boxcartheatre.org) as a donor through the 2011-2012 season.
Pledge $25 or more
Same as above and your name will appear in the Little Shop program.
Pledge $50 or more
Same as above and you will receive a poster for Little Shop signed by a member of the cast.
Pledge $100 or more
Same as above and a Buy 1, Get 1 Free offer for a pair of tickets for any performance through June 5th (excluding Opening Night).
Pledge $250 or more
Your name on the website, in the program, the autographed poster and 1 free ticket to any performance (excluding Opening Night and the Live Band Karaoke performances).
Pledge $500 or more
Same as the $250 rewards plus 2 tickets to the 2011-2012 Boxcar Theatre Season Gala.