The University of Mary Washington’s Department of Theatre and Dance will continue its 2017-18 season with Little Shop of Horrors, featuring music by Alan Menken and book and lyrics by Howard Ashman.
Performances will take place Nov. 2-4, Nov. 9-11 and Nov. 15-18 at 7:30 p.m., and Nov. 5, 11, 12, 18 and 19 at 2 p.m. in Klein Theatre, located in duPont Hall on UMW’s Fredericksburg campus. A sign-interpreted performance will be held on Saturday, Nov. 11 at 2 p.m. and a Friday Night Out, a pre-show meet and greet, will be held on Nov. 3. AfterWords, a post-show talkback with the cast, will take place after the matinee performance on Sunday, Nov. 5.
The production is a rock musical comedy about floral shop assistant and amateur botanist Seymour Krelborn who happens upon a strange, rare plant that has a hunger for human blood and flesh. This plant brings Seymour, his boss Mr. Mushnik and their small floral business a great deal of popularity and business. Conflicted, Seymour must figure out how to keep his plant happy and must decide whether the fame and fortune is worth the sacrifice of blood. He believes the plant might be his ticket to fame and fortune, and could help him get Audrey, the girl of his dreams.
Little Shop of Horrors is directed by Gregg Stull, professor and chair of the Department of Theatre & Dance, with musical direction by Angie Benson and choreography by Samantha L. Reynolds. Scenic design is by assistant professor Michael Benson, and costume design is by associate professor Kevin McCluskey. Lighting and sound designs are by guest designers Jason Arnold and Tony Angelini.
Tickets are $25 for standard admission, $20 for students, senior citizens and military, and $40 for Friday Night Out.
For further information, call the Klein Theatre Box Office at 540-654-1111 or visit www.FredTix.com.