Little Shop of Horrors
Until December 25, 2022
Place Boieldieu - 75002 Paris
Capacity 1200 seats
For all audiences
In French surtitled in English and French
If you don't know the Little Shop of Horrors yet, rush to the Opéra Comique with the whole family to discover a crazy musical full of twists and turns, both funny and horrific… You won't regret this whimsical show for a second! This musical was first released as a film in 1960 and after its success, it was made into a Broadway show that ran for five years! Lucky for you, Little Shop of Horrors is now in Paris!
But what does a small florist do when the plant he displays in the window grows by leaps and bounds, attracting an ever-growing crowd, turns out to be a carnivorous plant thirsty for blood, and eventually flips his quiet boutique into a little shop of horrors? Run to the Opéra Comique with your family! They will certainly be mesmerized and surprised by the incredible, zany staging and all kinds of surprises. An aesthetic, musical, and ... bloody experience!
History and Fun Facts about the Opéra Comique
If you take a walk in the 2nd arrondissement of Paris, you will be delighted to discover in the small, quaint Place Boieldieu, a superb building of beautiful proportions topped by six caryatids: the Opéra Comique, a theatre house in Paris, which celebrated its 300th anniversary in 2015. You will be surprised to learn that this gold and red auditorium, also known as Salle Favart, is considered the first modern theatre in France because it was the first to be designed with fully electric equipment for both public and stage lighting.
That doesn’t rest as the only surprise… Despite its name, the Opéra Comique doesn’t only perform comic operas, a particular kind of musical show that mixes sung arias with spoken theatre (the ancestor of the musical), but a wide range of operas as well! It was in this venue that works that are now internationally known were created, such as Berlioz's La Damnation de Faust, Delibes's Lakmé, Offenbach's Les Contes d'Hoffmann, Debussy's Pelléas et Mélisande... but also Massenet's Manon and Bizet's Carmen! This hall has welcomed the finest composers and never ceased to welcome works from the contemporary repertoire. Viva la musica! Viva l'opera!
Fast facts Capacity: 1,200 seats Handicap Accessible: Yes Air conditioning: No Chauffage: Yes