LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS
Book and Lyrics by HOWARD ASHMAN. Music by ALAN MENKEN
Based on the film by Roger Corman, Screenplay by Charles Griffith
Originally produced by the WPA Theatre (Kyle Renick, Producing Director)
Originally Produced at the Orpheum Theatre New York City by the WPA Theatre, David Geffen, Cameron Mackintosh and the Shubert Organisation
Licensed exclusively by Music Theatre International (Australasia). All performance materials supplied by Hal Leonard Australia
director: Chelle Burtt
choreographer: Emmah Burtt-Stone
musical director: Marian Bisset
staging: Richard Kowaluk
synopsis: Little Shop of Horrors is a delectable sci-fi horror musical with an electrifying 1960s pop/rock score by Alan Menken and Howard Ashman. Seymour Krelborn is a meek and dejected assistant at a floral shop who happens upon a strange plant which he affectionately names “Audrey II” after his crush at the shop. Little does he know that this strange and unusual plant will develop a soulful R&B voice, and an unquenchable thirst for human blood. As Audrey II grows bigger and meaner, the carnivorous plant promises limitless fame and fortune to Seymour, as long as he continues providing a supply of fresh blood. Just when it’s too late, Seymour discovers Audrey II’s extra-terrestrial origins and his true drive – for world domination.
watch this space (and our social media) as the journey unfolds throughout 2018
21 March, guest appearance:
The cast for the Little Shop of Horrors has been announced:
Seymour, Samson Ryan; Audrey, Bridget Thornbury; Mrs Mushnik, Eloise Kersten; Orin (dentist), Ryan Eiszele; Ronnettes, Phoebe McLean, Crystal Sakina, Lauren Young; Ronnies, Nick Manser; Ensemble, Maddie Krasnicki, Annabelle Docherty, Melanie Mingari, Jessica Fitzgerald, Shelbi Berechree, Brianna Howard, Hannah Donovan, Annie Dooley, William Kirkwood.
An exciting announcement about the plant, Audrey II, will be made closer to the performances!
above: from the auditions