“Little Shop of Horrors” tells the story of the meek floral assistant Seymour Krelborn, who stumbles across a new breed of plant he names “Audrey II” after his coworker crush. This foul-mouthed, R&B-singing carnivore promises unending fame and fortune to the down-and-out Krelborn as long as he keeps feeding it, BLOOD. Over time, though, Seymour discovers Audrey II’s out of this world origins and intent towards global domination!
Book and Lyrics by Howard Ashman, Music by Alan Menken, Based on the film by Roger Corman, Screenplay by Charles Griffith
The theme for the 1995-1996 season was “Broadway Old & New And Tigger Too.” The season opened with the contemporary musical “Little Shop of Horrors.” The show offered some technical challenges to create the illusion of a person-eating plant. The “plant” was a series of puppets which had to be rented from a Chicago theatre supply house for $1,000. Additionally, the final “Audrey II” required two people, Dave Schick and Stacie Jenkins, to operate so it could “eat” the cast.