Wednesday, October 15, 2014

“Little Shop of Horrors” doo-wops onto SLCC Grand Theatre’s stage

“Little Shop of Horrors” continues the Grand Theatre’s 2014-2015 season October 16 through November 1 with a man-eating plant and the doo-wop sounds of the 1960s.

With music by Alan Menken and lyrics/book by Howard Ashman, this musical follows the meek floral assistant Seymour Krelborn as he stumbles across a new breed of plant he names Audrey II after his crush on his coworker Audrey.  As the plant continues to grow she offers unending fame and fortune to the down and out Krelborn but only if he keeps feeding it blood! The man-eating plant Audrey II finally reveals her intentions on global domination, but is it to late for the lovable Seymour to save the day?

"We are very excited to be bringing this classic musical to our stage,” said Grand Theatre Interim Director, Seth Miller, now embarking on his 8th season. “This is a show that is requested all the time by our audiences, it seems everyone loves Audrey II, but watch out – she bites!”

David Schmidt directs and choreographs this production with Ken Plain as musical director.  Schmidt, head of the University of Utah’s Theatre Voice Department is directing at the Grand Theatre for the first time. This cult classic musical stars Trevor Dean as Seymour, Elizabeth Summerhays as Audrey, Kim Blackett as Muschnick, Derrick Dean as Orin, and Mary Nelson, Becca Rose Roberts and Megan Cash as the doo-wop girls, with David Hanson as the voice of Audrey II and an amazing ensemble of actors including Jacob Elzroth, Julie Waite, Liz Terry, Devin Barney, Wilson Hicken, and Arjana Sanfilippo. 

The Grand Theatre’s 2014-2015 season includes Thornton Wilder’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play, “The Skin of Our Teeth;” and the return of Erica Hansen in “Always…Patsy Cline.” In addition to the Main Stage season, the Backstage at the Grand concert series returns with “To Billie & Ella with Love,” starring Dee-Dee Darby-Duffin and the music of joy&eric, as well as our Grand Youth Programs and a new play by an up-and-coming playwright.

Ticket prices range from $14 to $20, with discounts for groups, military, seniors and students. For reservations or more information, call 801-957-3322 or visit

Show days and times are Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30 p.m., Saturday matinees at 2 p.m, no show on October 31 and two shows November 1 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.