Spring 2017: Little Shop of Horrors

Music by Alan Menken, Book and Lyrics by Howard Ashman

Little Shop of Horrors is the story of Seymour, a hard-luck orphan living on Skid Row in the care of Mr. Mushnik, the Skid Row florist. He has a fondness both for strange and interesting plants and Audrey, a fellow employee, who just happens to be dating the sadistic dentist that 5-year-olds have nightmares about. One day, Seymour finds an alien plant that just happens to feed on human blood. A series of murders ensues to feed Audrey II, as business booms at the flower shop and Seymour wins the love of the human Audrey. And onward to a tragic ending. It has been said that this is a show about the evils of capitalism and that it actually does have a message. Or you can look at it as we do - it's a show about a plant that eats people.