A down-and-out 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, R&B-singing carnivore who offers Seymour fame and fortune in exchange for feeding the plant's growing appetite, finally revealing itself to be an alien creature poised for global domination!
One of the longest-running Off-Broadway shows of all time, this affectionate spoof of the 1950s sci-fi movies has become a household name, thanks to a highly successful film version and a score by the songwriting team of Howard Ashman and Alan Menken, who redefined the animated musical film with Disney's The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast and Aladdin. Audiences may also be familiar with the 1986 film version directed by Frank Oz. Charming, tuneful and hilarious, with tongue firmly planted in cheek, Little Shop of Horrors will not fail to keep you entertained!
Nov. 15, 16, 21, 22 & 23 at 7:30 p.m.
Peter Wege Auditorium, Wealthy Theatre | 1130 Wealthy SE | Grand Rapids, Mich.
$12 adults | $10 students/seniors
$5 CU students (must present valid ID)
|Director: Tom Kaechele
||Book and Lyrics by: Howard Ashman
|Producer: Ashley Dakin
||Music by: Alan Menken
|Music Director: Randall Wm. Burghart
||Based on the film by: Roger Corman
|Choreographer: Torrey Thomas
||Screenplay by: Charles Griffith
|Stage Manager: Bethany Brown
|Assistant Director: Caroline Cahoon
|Preston Mulligan – "Seymour Krelborn;" previously appeared in CU theatre productions of His Girl Friday and Seussical the Musical
||Josiah Duff – "Orin Scrivello"/"Bernstein"/"Mrs. Luce"/"Skip Snip;" previously appeared in CU theatre's production of You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown
|Audrey Moore – "Audrey;" previously appeared in CU theatre's production of The Sound of Music
||Laura Barbieri – "Ronnette;" previously appeared in CU theatre productions of You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown, and The Drowsy Chaperone
|Kyle Jurassic – "Audrey II" (voice); previously appeared in CU theatre productions of The Drowsy Chaperone, The Sound of Music, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, [title of show], Proof, White Christmas, Into the Woods, Anne of Green Gables, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Something's Afoot, Seussical the Musical, Little Women the Musical, and The Complete Works of William Shakespeare [Abridged]
||Leah Swain – "Crystal;" previously appeared in CU theatre productions of White Christmas the Musical, A Little Princess and The Drowsy Chaperone
|Andrew Playford – "Audrey II" (puppeteer); first appearance with CU Theatre
||Lindsay Steele – "Chiffon;" first appearance with CU theatre
|David Frazee – "Mr. Mushnik;" previously appeared in CU theatre productions of The Drowsy Chaperone, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, The 39 Steps and The 1940s Radio Hour
Learn more about these and other events throughout our season by visiting our Special Events page.
- Opening Night Dessert Reception – Friday, Nov. 15 Enjoy delicious post-show desserts and meet the cast and crew of "Little Shop of Horrors!"
- Friday Night Talk Back – Friday, Nov. 22 The directors, cast and crew of Little Shop of Horrors give you insider information on the show.
Get a glimpse at what you'll see on stage with these photos by Megan Tracy.