Theatre commentator John Porter takes a look at Swift Creek Mill’s production of ‘Little Shop of Horrors.’
Articles by John Porter
Little Shop of Horrors started out life as a largely improvised film shot over a two-day period when director Roger Corman found he had two days’ rental left on a set and enough actors to make a quick flick. If you are unfamiliar with Corman, he was an amazing filmmaker who relied heavily on hungry actors on their way up, and desperate actors trying to hold on.
We hope you will join us this Saturday night (3/19/16) at 11:00 on Time for the Blues as we kick off spring with some very exciting blues just for you (and maybe a few hundred of your closest friends)!
We hope you will join us this Saturday night (3/12/16)at 11 on Time for the Blues as Henry and I plan on unleashing a tremendous show that highlights several of our favorite performers and introduce you to some new ones that you will love.
How do you represent one of the greatest Americans to ever live on stage? A larger than life human being who helped to lessen the bondage that millions of people were forced to live in might be shown in over the top mythic terms; but since the operative word is “human,” to tell the true story means to look past the myth to the man himself.
If all you think of is light comedies and musicals when you think of Swift Creek Mill Playhouse, you might have to challenge that assumption and see their current production, the world premiere of The Little Lion.
We hope you’ll join us this Saturday night (2/13/16) at 11:00 for Time for the Blues as Henry and I are going to continue our search for some of the best releases of 2015. It just won’t be the same if you’re not there to join in the fun and enjoy the great blues!
For many of us, 2015 was not the greatest of years; for others it was stellar. One thing we can all probably agree on is that some fantastic music was unleashed on the world – and we’ve got a nice sampling of it for you.
We hope you will join us this Saturday night (2/6/16) on Time for the Blues as Henry and I have put together a great show with some very exciting blues that we think you are really going to enjoy! Plus we're featuring Texas bluesman Benny Turner, appearing in Richmond next weekend!
The title of the play being produced by Quill Theatre and playing at Richmond Triangle Players contains one of the seven words George Carlin told us we couldn’t say on television - or by extension radio. So you’ll have to forgive me if I identify the play by an alternate title, “Stupid Effing Bird.”
Time for the Blues for our annual Holiday Show with absolutely no stress, no familial obligations and you’re the one who gets the presents! Henry has been the busiest elf this season putting together the entire show (except for one song that I insisted we play) and he’s done a terrific job, even if he won’t wear the required curly toed elf shoes.