WHAT: Blue Springs High School presents “Little Shop of Horrors,” the long-running off-Broadway musical by Alan Menken and Howard Ashman (1982), that is part-comedy, part-horror, part-science fiction, directed by Lisa Lowman, Nathan Rudolph and Matthew Chang and produced by special arrangement with Music Theatre International.

WHEN: 7 p.m. Thursday-Saturday.

WHERE: Blue Springs High School Performing Arts Center, 2000 NW Ashton Drive, Blue Springs.

HOW MUCH: Tickets are $8.

WHAT THE PLAY IS ABOUT: Seymour Krelborn is a nerdy and dejected floral shop assistant who vows to work his way out of Skid Row. After a solar eclipse he happens upon a strange plant, which he affectionately names “Audrey II” after his coworker crush. Little does he know that this strange and unusual plant will develop a soulful R&B voice 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. Audrey’s sadistic, abusive dentist boyfriend overdoses on laughing gas and becomes Audrey II’s first victim, allowing Seymour and Audrey to be together, but the plant demands more. Only after a visit from an inquiring botanist, when it’s too late, does Seymour discover the plant’s extra-terrestrial origins and his true drive for world domination (from stageagent.com).


Character: Actor

Crystal: Sharon Likins

Ronette: Lindsey Ziefle

Chiffon: Avery Saxton

A Voice Not Unlike God's (prologue narrator): Bryan Busby

Seymour: Sam Aubuchon

Audrey: Sydney Edie

Mr. Mushnik: Aidan Henry

Audrey II: Wyatt Atwood

Orin: Trey Vermillion

Wino/customer/Bernstein: Noah Hinton

Customer: Tim Schweizer

Chang: Alli Rudolph

Interviewer: Garrett Talamantez

Patrice Martin: Kaity Johnson

Mrs. Luce: Zoe Edgar

Skip-Snip: Tyler Ellington

– Mike Genet