A rare play based on a movie, Little Shop Of Horrors represents a unique combination of music, drama, comedy, and botany:
“With a score that is part rock ’n’ roll, part doo-wop and part Motown, Little Shop is the story of the shy and love-struck florist’s assistant Seymour, who finds fame, fortune and a whole lot more when he nurtures a strange little plant with a strong — and scary — thirst. Based on the darkly comic Roger Corman film of the same name, [playwrights Alan] Menken and [Howard] Ashman created a unique musical that swept the Off-Broadway awards when it premiered, and has continued to be a crowd favorite ever since.”
Given the theme of the play, a run through the International Rose Test Garden in Washington Park might just be the perfect way to “make a day of it”! But you may want to give those roses a wide birth just in case!
September 10th through October 16th (Previews September 10-15, Opening Night September 16th)
General Performance Times:
Evenings: Tuesday through Sunday at 7:30pm
Matinees: Saturdays and Sundays at 2:00pm, and Thursdays at noon.
Approximately 2 hours, with one intermission.
“Recommended for ages 12 and up. Contains theatrical haze, strobe-like lighting effects, thunder sound effects, some mature content and language. Children under 6 are not permitted at any PCS production.”