Seymour (played by Chris Kernan) poses with Audrey II for a photo taken by Mushnik (played by Michael Nickerson).
"Little Shop of Horrors," one of the longest-running Off-Broadway shows of all time, is playing at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.
The hilarious musical comedy will come to the SIUE Dunham Hall stage at 7:30 p.m. from Thursday through Saturday. Two matinee shows have been set for 2 p.m. Saturday, June 28, and Sunday, June 29.
The spoof of 1950s sci-fi movies has become a household name, thanks mostly to a highly successful film version and a score by the songwriting team of Howard Ashman and Alan Menken.
A down-and-out skid row floral assistant becomes an overnight sensation when he discovers an exotic plant with a mysterious craving for fresh blood. Soon “Audrey II” grows into an ill-tempered, foul-mouthed, rhythm and blues-singing carnivore who offers him fame and fortune in exchange for feeding its growing appetite, finally revealing itself to be an alien creature poised for global domination.
"Little Shop of Horrors" is directed by Wendy Renee Greenwood with musical direction by Dr. Kris Pineda, set design by Roger Speidel, costume design by Laura Pearson, lighting design by Valerie Goldston, sound design by Melissa Short, and property design by Kate Slovinski, with vocal direction Robert Valentine and Michael Nickerson as stage manager.
Tickets are $15 for adults (18 and older), $12 for seniors (65 and up), $12 for students (with a valid school I.D.) and children. Admission is free for SIUE students with a valid I.D. Discounted tickets are available for groups of 10 or more. All seats are general admission.
For ticket information, call the SIUE Fine Arts box office at (618) 650-2774 or toll free at (888) 328-5168, ext. 2774. For more information, visit SIUE Arts and Sciences summer arts or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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