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Ginsberg Productions lands Seminole Theatre venue

By REPORTER staff

Ginsberg Productions kicks off its 2016-2017 season at the historic Seminole Theatre on Krome Avenue in Homestead the weekend before Halloween with two performances of The Rocky Horror Show in October 2016 followed by four performances of Little Shop of Horrors in March of 2017.

The Seminole Theatre originally opened in 1921 as a cinema showing silent movies and has recently been refurbished. The October production of The Rocky Horror Show will be anything but silent.

“Come dressed in costume and be prepared to dance in the aisles and celebrate with Brad and Janet, Frank ‘N’ Furter, Magenta, Columbia, Riff Raff and rest of the Rocky cast,” suggests Debra Ginsberg, producing artistic director.

Appropriately, the show will open on Friday Oct. 28 at 8 p.m. with a second performance Saturday Oct. 29, also at 8 p.m.

Ginsberg has a long history of putting on successful stage productions in South Florida. She a former professional actress and Wall Street executive who has produced several lauded runs of such classics as Cabaret, Chicago, Steel Magnolias and The Producers.

The Rocky Horror Show is live theatrical entertainment and is a humorous tribute to the science fiction and horror B movies of the late 1940s through early 1970s. The musical tells the story of a newly-engaged couple getting caught in a storm and coming to the home of a mad transvestite scientist unveiling his new creation, a muscle man named Rocky.

Following its 1973 London opening, the musical stage play was adapted into the 1975 film The Rocky Horror Picture Show. It has since developed a worldwide cult following and has the longest-running release in film history.

Ginsberg Productions has previously presented stage productions of The Rocky Horror Show, Cabaret, Noises Off and The Little Shop of Horrors at the Murray Nelson center in Key Largo, Florida. Since 2005 Debra Ginsberg produced and directed the worldwide phenomenon CATS, The Producers, and Steel Magnolias.

In March 2017, Ginsberg Productions will bring to the Seminole Theatre stage the outrageous hit Little Shop of Horrors. It is a comedy-rock musical featuring a nerdy florist shop worker who raises a giant plant that feeds on humans. He finds his chance for romance and success with the help of this man-eating plant, which demands to be fed.

Tickets for The Rocky Horror Show and Little Shop of Horrors are $30 and $35 respectively and can be purchased by visiting the Seminole Theatre’s website www.seminoletheatre.org or calling the box office at (786) 650-2073.

The Seminole Theatre is located at 18 North Krome Avenue in Homestead, Florida.

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