The UW-La Crosse Department of Theatre Arts SummerStage presents Little Shop of Horrors, a hysterically funny musical satire of “B” movies, science fiction, and of course, musical comedy itself.
Little Shop of Horrors, by composer Alan Menken and writer Howard Ashman, will show at 7:30 p.m. Thursday June 27 through Saturday, June 29 and Friday, July 5 and Saturday, July 6 with matinee performances at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 30 and July 7 in Toland Theatre in the Center for the Arts at 16th and Vine Street.
A doo-wop spoof of 1950's sci-fi disaster movies, Little Shop of Horrors follows the misadventures of Seymour, a down-and-out floral assistant who longs to get the girl of his dreams and escape life on skid row. When a plant from outer-space turns up in Mushnik’s Skid Row Florists shop, Seymour decides to nurse the drooping plant back to health and name it Audrey II in honor of the woman he secretly loves. Mysteriously, an accidental finger prick excites Audrey II, and Seymour realizes the plant needs blood to thrive. Soon, Audrey II turns into an ill-tempered, R & B singing carnivore who offers Seymour fame and fortune if he continues to feed its growing appetite for human flesh and blood. Extreme and hilarious circumstances ensue, poising Audrey II for global domination.
Tickets go on sale at 1 p.m. Monday, June 24. Box office hours are 1-4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and one hour before show times. The box office will be closed on July 4. Tickets are $20 for adults, $18 for senior/non UWL students and $10 for UW-L students; call (608) 785-8522.