Susquehanna University presents “Little Shop of Horrors”
Published on October 17, 2013
Susquehanna University’s Department of Theatre will present “Little Shop of Horrors” Oct. 31–Nov. 2 at 8 p.m., with matinee performances Nov. 2–3 at 2:30 p.m., in Degenstein Center Theater.
“Little Shop of Horrors” is a hilarious spoof of the 1950s sci-fi movie based on the film by Roger Corman. It tells the story of Seymour, a florist who finds instant fame when he discovers an exotic plant, following a total eclipse of the sun. It isn’t long before he discovers the plant’s unquenchable thirst for blood.
The colorful cast of characters also includes Mr. Mushnik, the floral shop owner; Audrey, a sweet “dumb-blonde”; Orin, the sadistic dentist; and many others. Together they endure the wrath of the carnivorous plant as they struggle to keep it satisfied.
The comedy–horror musical ran for more than 2,220 performances in the Orpheum Theatre off-Broadway. It features well-known tunes, including “Little Shop of Horrors," "Somewhere That's Green" and "Suddenly Seymour." It has won the Outer Critics Circle Award, New York Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Musical, and the Drama Desk award for Outstanding Musical.
This production is best suited for adults and mature teens, with some content similar to rated-R material for language and situations. Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for senior citizens and $7 for non-SU students. They can be purchased by visiting the university box office or calling 570-372-ARTS (2787) Monday through Friday from noon to 5 p.m.