Little Shop's Greene Returns to San Francisco April 2 and 3

News   Little Shop's Greene Returns to San Francisco April 2 and 3 Ellen Greene, who starred in the original production and subsequent film of Little Shop of Horrors, will bring her acclaimed evening of Torch! songs to San Francisco this week.
Ellen Greene
Ellen Greene Photo by Ben Strothmann

On April 3, Greene — accompanied by pianist and musical director Christian Klikovits — will perform at the intimate Martuni's Piano Bar. Show times are 6 and 8:30 PM. Greene will offer tunes from her critically acclaimed debut solo recording, "In His Eyes," available on her official website, www.ellengreene.com. Cabaretgoers can also expect the actress-singer to perform her signature tunes from Little Shop, "Suddenly Seymour" and "Somewhere That's Green." The previous day Greene will be available to autograph copies of "In His Eyes." The signing, also at Martuni's, is set for 2:30-4 PM.

"San Francisco is very special to us," Greene said in a statement, "because it was at Martuni's where we developed all the new material for our CD, and Skip Ziobron (Martuni's owner) was a big help with that."

Ellen Greene began her career as a nightclub singer, performing in the now closed New York cabaret Reno Sweeney. At age 21, Joseph Papp took her under his wing and cast her in productions of Boom Boom Room and The Threepenny Opera. Greene earned a Tony nomination for her work in the latter, but it was her role as Audrey in both the original stage and film productions of Little Shop of Horrors that brought her national attention. Among her recent theatrical credits are the West Coast staging of Side Man and an all-star reading of Women Behind Bars. Her many screen credits include "The Cooler," "One Fine Day," "Léon," "Fathers & Sons," "Stepping Out," "Pump Up the Volume," "Talk Radio" and "Next Stop, Greenwich Village."

Martuni's Piano Bar is located at Four Valencia Street in San Francisco, CA. For ticket information, contact (415) 241-0205