Little Shop of Horrors

A horror comedy rock musical, by composer Alan Menken and writer Howard Ashman, about a hapless florist shop worker who raises a plant that feeds on human blood and flesh.

June 2-12, 2016

About the Show

A deviously delicious Broadway and Hollywood sci-fi smash musical, Little Shop Of Horrors has devoured the hearts of theatre goers for over 30 years. Howard Ashman and Alan Menken (Disney's The Little Mermaid, Beauty And The Beast, and Aladdin) are the creative geniuses behind what has become one of the most popular shows in the world.

The meek floral assistant Seymour Krelborn stumbles across a new breed of plant he names "Audrey II" - after his coworker crush. This foul-mouthed, R&B-singing carnivore promises unending fame and fortune to the down and out Krelborn as long as he keeps feeding it, BLOOD. Over time, though, Seymour discovers Audrey II's out of this world origins and intent towards global domination!

The musical is based on the low-budget 1960 black comedy film The Little Shop of Horrors. The music, composed by Menken in the style of early 1960s rock and roll, doo-wop and early Motown, includes several well-known tunes, including the title song, "Skid Row (Downtown)", "Somewhere That's Green", and "Suddenly, Seymour".

The musical premiered Off-Off-Broadway in 1982 before moving to the Orpheum Theatre Off-Broadway, where it had a five-year run. It later received numerous productions in the U.S. and abroad, and a subsequent Broadway production. The musical was also made into a 1986 film of the same name, directed by Frank Oz.

Sources: MTI and Wikipedia

Production Photos

In the News

"Theatre of Western Springs Sprouts a Musical: 'Little Shop of Horrors'," May 21, 2016, Patch.com

"Local performers to stage 'Little Shop of Horrors' musical in Western Springs," Suburban Life, May 27, 2016

Cast and Crew

Director: Eddie Sugarman
Music Director: Kyle Greer
Stage Manager: Bill Rotz
Choreography: Christie Kerr

In order of appearance:
Urchin (aka "Fabulous Street Diva") 1: Kelli Kopp
Urchin (aka "Fabulous Street Diva") 2: Katie McClatchey
Urchin (aka "Fabulous Street Diva") 3: Emily Montegudo
Mr. Mushnik: David Bremer
Audrey: Jennifer Torchia
Seymour: Gonzo Schexnayder
Audrey II: Brian Centers
Orin: Tim Gannon
Voice of the Plant: Joe Mills

ASM: Rich Kropp
ASM: Jonathan Kraft
ASM: Tom Gess
Box Office: Mary Ellen Schutt
Costumes: Martha Niles, Peggy Carlson
Dramaturg: Rick Pavia
Hospitality: Joe Mills
House Managers: Mike Janke
Lights: Ben Fallon, Laura Byrd
Makeup: Peggy Carlson, Martha Niles
Production Coordinator: Mary Ellen Schutt
Program Editor: Ed Barrow
Program Editor: Debbie Angelillo
Props: Eileen Crow, Darla Goudeau
Props Crew:
Publicity: Bill Hyland
Puppetry Coach: Linda Roberts
Sandwich Sunday: Mary Kuhn
Set Construction: Jon Mills
Set Design: Thad Hallstein
Set Dresser: Janie Petkus
Set Painting: Angelee Johns, Sue Wisthuff
Sound: Pat Politano
Sound Engineer: Ben Fallon
Tech Director: Thad Hallstein

3 Responses

  1. Gonzo
    This was the best show EVER!
  2. I liked when that Mushneck guy got et.
  3. Jen
    See the show, just don't feed the plant!

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