Flat Rock Playhouse to Present LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS!
Don't feed the plants! One of the longest running Off Broadway hits of all time makes its Flat Rock Playhouse debut in this hilarious musical comedy about a boy and his bloodthirsty plant. Little Shop of Horrors hits the Mainstage October 6th and runs through October 21 at the Clyde and Nina Allen Mainstage in the Village of Flat Rock, NC.
Little Shop of Horrors is a rock musical and horror comedy that follows the story of down-and-out florist Seymour, who discovers a magical, bloodthirsty plant, that he names after his unrequited love, Audrey. At first, Seymour is frightened by the murderous desires of the plant, but perhaps he can find something good within the bad. Little Shop of Horrors features of a score of musical theater hits like, "Suddenly Seymour," "Skid Row (Downtown)," and "Somewhere That's Green."
Little Shop of Horrors is the musical based on Roger Corman's 1960 horror film, The Little Shop of Horrors, and was written by Alan Menken (Beauty and the Beast, A Christmas Carol, Newsies) and Howard Ashman (The Little Mermaid and Aladdin). Little Shop of Horrors had a notable premiere Off-Off-Broadway in 1982 and an incredibly successful Off-Broadway 5-year run. In the past 35 years, Little Shop of Horrors has had a film adaptation, been nominated for Drama Desk and Tony awards and has become a staple for regional theaters everywhere.
Jeremiah James stars as the love-struck Seymour with Flat Rock Playhouse's own Resident Lighting Designer CJ Barnwell voicing the infamous bloodthirsty plant. Sharing the stage with James and Barnwell is returning Flat Rock Playhouse favorite, Ryah Nixon, from last year's Million Dollar Quartet and 9 to 5: The Musical, who will be performing the role of Audrey. Little Shop of Horrors also features Preston Dyar, Mark Warwick, Dorian McCorey, Gia Asperas, Khadijiah Rolle and Christopher D. Kirby.
Little Shop of Horrors will be directed by Dave Hart with Christopher D. Kirby serving as Choreographer and Ethan Andersen serving as Music Director. Joining Hart on the production team are Chris Mueller, CJ Barnwell, LeeAnn Deaver and Kurt Conway as the Scenic, Light, Costume and Sound designers respectively. Bill Muñoz will be Stage Manager with Lindsey A. Moss as Assistant Stage Manager. Paul Feraldi is Props Master.
Little Shop of Horrors is presented by Mainstage Series Sponsor Henderson County Tourism Development Authority (visithendersonvillenc.org) with BMW of Asheville serving as Opening Night Sponsor. The Executive Producers of Little Shop of Horrors are Hendersonville Family Dentist and Mills River Family Dentist and Dr. Scott Donaldson of I'm Just Sayin'.
Little Shop of Horrors will run October 6th through November 21st at The Flat Rock Playhouse Clyde and Nina Allen Mainstage. Performances Wednesday, Thursday evenings at 7:30PM, Friday and Saturday evenings 8:00PM, matinees Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday at 2 PM. Tickets $15-$50 and can be purchased by calling the Playhouse box office at 828-693-0731, toll-free at 866-732-8008 or online at www.flatrockplayhouse.org.