Rice Theater Program and The Rice Players to Present LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, 4/11-19
"Depression is just status quo" for the residents of Skid Row, until flower shop clerk Seymour Krelborn discovers a strange and unusual plant of unknown origin. Written by the award-winning team of Howard Ashman and Alan Menken (The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast), this rock musical is a classic deal-with-the-devil tale with a horrifically horticultural twist.
George Brock is the guest director of Little Shop of Horrors. Currently the director and Coordinator of the Tommy-Tune Award winning Theatre Program at Episcopal High School, Brock is also the Founding Artistic Director of Generations: A Theatre Company. Generation's most recent production, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, won 10 BroadwayWorld.com Houston Awards, including Best Director for Brock. Brock is reunited in Little Shop with his Generations counterpart, music director Jack Beetle. Beetle, who received a Master of Music from Moores Opera School at the University of Houston, has worked on many productions around Houston as a music director, including work with Generations and Stages Repertory Theatre. An active voice teacher, Beetle maintains a studio in West Houston.
Little Shop of Horrors is a collaboration between the Rice Theatre Program, and the Rice Players. Mark Krouskop, Lecturer and Production Manager of the Rice Theatre Program, who recently designed the magical set for Rice's A Midsummer Night's Dream, will be designing the set along with Rice Theatre student Jake LaViola.
Performances are April 11-12th and April 17-19th at 8:00pm, and April 13th at 3:00pm. Tickets are $5 for students, $8 for Rice alumni, faculty, staff and senior Citizens, $19 for general admission, and $5 for groups of 10 or more. Performances are at Hamman Hall. Tickets are available inadvance by calling 713-348-PLAY. For more information on the performances, or to inquire about group rates, visit www.arts.rice.edu. For parking information, visit parking.rice.edu.