Little Shop of Horrors

Musical

Writers: Alan Menken Howard Ashman

Overview

Show Information

Music
Lyrics
Based on the Play/Book/Film
Little Shop of Horrors 1960 film
Category
Musical
Number of Acts
2
First Produced
1982
Genres
Comedy, Satire
Settings
Period, Multiple Settings
Time & Place
1960s
Cast Size
medium
Orchestra Size
Rock Combo
Dancing
Musical Staging
Ideal for
College/University, Community Theatre, Diverse Cast, High School, Professional Theatre, Small Cast, Star Vehicle Female, Star Vehicle Male
Casting Notes

Includes late teen, young adult, adult, mature adult, early teen, elderly characters

Synopsis

Little Shop of Horrors is a delectable sci-fi horror musical with an electrifying 1960s pop/rock score by Alan Menken and Howard Ashman.

Seymour Krelborn is a meek and dejected assistant at a floral shop who happens upon a strange plant, which he affectionately names “Audrey II” after his crush at the shop. Little does he know that this strange and unusual plant will develop a soulful R&B voice, a potty mouth, and an unquenchable thirst for HUMAN BLOOD.

As Audrey II grows bigger and meaner, the carnivorous plant promises limitless fame and fortune to Seymour, as long as he continues providing a fresh supply of blood. Just when it’s too late, Seymour discovers Audrey II’s extra-terrestrial origins and his true drive for world-domination.

Lead Characters