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Little theatre to hold walking ghost tours

SEBRING - Highlands Little Theatre will present Ghost Tours, a walking tour through downtown Sebring featuring legends, history and ghost stories on Halloween night. The first tour will leave the theater at 7:30 p.m., with an additional tour scheduled at 8:30. A final presentation will be made on the stage in the Drs. Thakkar Pavilion at 10 p.m. for those who do not want to walk. There will be 13 stories this year covering a route of just under one mile. Some of the stories will be told by the tour guide; others will be presented by "ghosts" along the route. Stories will be presented as Reader's Theater (script in hand). This is a family-friendly, non-scary event. No one will jump out or chase you.
Tickets for those 13 and older are $10; youth 5-12 are $5; and children 5 and under come free. Those who buy tickets before Oct. 30 save $2 per ticket. The two walking tours are limited to 20 people. Up to 100 people can attend the staged reading at 10 p.m. Rehearsals are also underway and alien plants are being constructed for the main stage performance of the 2013-14 season opener, "Little Shop of Horrors." This musical is a campy spoof of early "B" movie horror films. The musical itself was later made into a movie. Featuring 1960s music, a man-eating plant and a surprise ending, this show will run Nov. 13-24. Evening shows on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays will start at 7:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday matinees begin at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 to $20. The play contains some adult language and may not be suitable for children under 13. The box office is located at 356 W. Center Ave. and is open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday, and one hour before performances. Tickets may also be purchased by phone at 382-2525 or online at www.highlandslittletheatre.org/.