The kids have started school again, there’s homework to be done, the sports schedules are in full swing, and most families can’t even enjoy dinner together any more. How’s a family to relax and reconnect?
How about with some laughter and entertainment . . . . entertainment that is very local, and surprisingly inexpensive?
The Cranford Dramatic Club (CDC) Theater right here at 78 Winans Avenue in Cranford is presenting the very family-friendly “Little Shop of Horrors.” This is a great production, full of fun visuals, great, catchy music, and lots of laughs for all ages. If you’ve never seen the play or movie, it is a fantastic spoof of those epically ridiculous 1950’ sci-fi movies that brought more laughter than horror, it stars a man-eating plant from outer space, and it is a ton of fun!
The CDC has been around for quite some time. It actually began back in the 1920’s, first in the Sherlock Hall of the Trinity Episcopal Church, then to the now-defunct Casino in Cranford, and even produced many shows at Cranford High School.
Later, in the 1950’s, the CDC got a home of its own at the current location of The CDC Theatre on Winans Avenue. The theatre officially opened to the public in 1957, has been renovated and updated a number of times since then, and continues to house this vibrant company, which consistently offers a phenomenal assortment of plays, productions, and musicals. It is a place for people of all ages to both perform and enjoy all of the rewards and the joys of the theater. It is a fabulous local resource for both performers and audience members alike.
This production of Little Shop of Horrors will run on Fridays and Saturdays from October 11th – 26th. For tickets, or for more information on the CDC, visit the website at Cranford Dramatic Club . And be sure to visit the CDC, the residents of Skid Row, and Audrey II, the man-eating plant, for a really fun time with the family!