Nostalgic doo-wop tunes and a carnivorous alien plant will take the stage when School of the Arts, 45 Prince St., Rochester, opens its 2017-18 performance season with “Little Shop of Horrors” at 7 p.m. on Oct. 27-28 and Nov. 3-4 as well as 2 p.m. on Oct. 29 and Nov. 5.
This 1950s sci-fi movie spoof was written by Howard Ashman and Alan Menken. Seymour, a floral assistant working on Skid Row, discovers a strange vampire-like plant with a thirst for blood. The plant’s fame grows beyond Seymour’s wildest dreams, catapulting him into instant stardom.
SOTA faculty member Edward Myers Jr. serves as director. The production team includes Ken Canfield, set designer; George Comes, lighting designer; John Gabriele, vocal music director; Kerry O’Mara, musical director; Rick Rizzo, sound designer and technical director; and Diane Spacher, costume designer.
Visit for advance tickets to all SOTA productions. Tickets will be available at the box office one hour before each show. Admission costs $10 for adults; $8 for students, children and senior citizens; and $5 for toddlers and SOTA students with ID.
SOTA’s season will continue with “Story Theatre” at 7 p.m. on Dec 1-2, 8-9 and 2 p.m. on Dec. 3, 10; “Biloxi Blues” at 7 p.m. on Feb. 2-3, 9-10, 2018, and 2 p.m. on Feb. 4, 11, 2018; “Dance Concert 2018” at 7 p.m. on March 2-3, 2018, and 2 p.m. on March 4, 2018; “Peter and the Starcatcher” at 7 p.m. on April 27-28 and May 4-5, 2018, and 2 p.m. on April 29 and May 6, 2018; and “The Fantastic Mr. Fox” at 7 p.m. on June 1-2, 2018, and 2 p.m. June 2-3, 2018.