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Little Shop of Horrors is a campy, dark musical comedy with a science fiction twist. Welcome to Mushnik’s Flower Shop where we meet Seymour Krelborn, meek shop clerk and genuine nice guy. Tired of life in the gutter, Seymour dreams of fame, fortune and love. His heart is set on secret crush and co-worker, Audrey who is busy chasing her self-worth through the wrong men, namely a sadistic dentist. Sweet, sultry, and insecure, Audrey also dreams of someone to love her. She longs for a perfect little family in a perfect little house outside of Skid Row, preferably “Somewhere That’s Green”. In his quest for something better, Seymour finds and cares for a strange plant that he names Audrey II. The mysterious plant has devious dreams of its own, and promises Seymour that “The Meek Shall Inherit” if only he will “Feed Me!” 

One of Off-Broadway’s longest running musicals and inspiration for 1986’s cult-classic film directed by Frank Oz, Little Shop of Horrors is directed by Phil Simmons with music direction by R. MacKenzie Lewis and features book & lyrics by Howard Ashman and music by Alan Menken.

Performances will take place in the Quirk Theatre on October 23, 24, 29, 30, 31 at 7pm, October 31 at 10pm, and October 25 & November 1 at 2pm. Recommended for audiences ages 13+.