Stage pick of the week
Little Shop of Horrors
At once both an audaciously campy and a strangely sweet sentimental story of Skid Row florist Seymour, who captures clerk Audrey’s heart and saves his boss’ failing flower shop when he discovers a hungry plant with an insatiable appetite. The Foothill Theatre Company captures everything that makes this musical so charming—it’s fun, irreverent, earnest, delightfully demented and mysteriously moving. Out of a bouquet of good performances, two really bloom—Karen Casl as the voluptuous-yet-vulnerable Audrey and Fredrick Snyder as the evil-incarnate Orin. D.D.S. Performances are held at 7 p.m. Thursdays, at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and at 2 p.m. Sundays through April 21. Tickets are $17-$21. Foothill Theatre Company is at 401 Broad St. in Nevada City. Call (530) 265-8587.