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Photos: First Look at LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS at TheatreWorks Silicon Valley

Director Jeffrey Lo moves the setting to San Francisco’s Chinatown, exploring the cross-cultural community fostered there by marginalized people of color.

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley is kicking off its 2022/23 season with a riotous show for the holidays, Little Shop of Horrors, reset in San Francisco's Chinatown. In this offbeat hit musical, narrated through doo-wop ditties by a trio of neighborhood girls, meek florist Seymour finds himself catapulted into instant celebrity when he cultivates an otherworldly showstopper, a highly unusual plant. Spotlighting multicultural casting, director Jeffrey Lo moves the setting to San Francisco's Chinatown, exploring the cross-cultural community fostered there by marginalized people of color.

See photos below!

Little Shop of Horrors features an iconic score by Alan Menken and Howard Ashman (the Academy Award-winning team behind Disney's The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, and Aladdin), offering a light-hearted romp suitable for parents, grandparents, and even the youngsters (recommended for ages 13+). Little Shop of Horrors will be presented November 30 - December 24, 2022 (press opening: December 3) at the Lucie Stern Theatre, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. For more information and tickets (starting at $35) the public may visit TheatreWorks.org or call (877)-662-8978.

Photo credit: Kevin Berne

Photos: First Look at LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS at TheatreWorks Silicon Valley
Phil Wong

Photos: First Look at LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS at TheatreWorks Silicon Valley
Lucca Troutman, Alia Hodge, and Naima Alakham

Photos: First Look at LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS at TheatreWorks Silicon Valley
Center: Phil Wong, (l to r: Lucca Troutman, Alia Hodge, Naima Alakham, Sumi Yu

Photos: First Look at LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS at TheatreWorks Silicon Valley
Lawrence-Michael C. Arias

Photos: First Look at LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS at TheatreWorks Silicon Valley
Phil Wong

Photos: First Look at LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS at TheatreWorks Silicon Valley
Sumi Yu, Phil Wong, and Lawrence-Michael C. Arias

Photos: First Look at LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS at TheatreWorks Silicon Valley
Sumi Yu and Phil Wong

Photos: First Look at LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS at TheatreWorks Silicon Valley
Sumi Yu

Photos: First Look at LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS at TheatreWorks Silicon Valley
Lucca Troutman, Naima Alakham, Phil Wong, and Alia Hodge

Photos: First Look at LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS at TheatreWorks Silicon Valley
Nick Nakashima

Photos: First Look at LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS at TheatreWorks Silicon Valley
Sumi Yu



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