The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA

October 31, 2013

'Little Shop of Horrors' opens tonight at SU


— SELINSGROVE — The Department of Theatre at Susquehanna University is presenting the comedy rock horror musical “Little Shop of Horrors,” by Howard Ashman with music by Alan Menken, this weekend in The Degenstein Theatre located in the Degenstein Campus Center next to the art gallery.

The show opens Oct. 31 at 8 p.m. There will also be performances at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2:30 p.m. matinees on Saturday and Sunday.

This production is directed by Doug Powers, a professor and director at S.U. Powers has directed nearly 40 productions at the university.

Powers said this show is unique because it has such a small cast — the cast is made up of 11 people — and thinks it is a perfect size. “Little Shop of Horrors” will be “a spectacle with the plant,” he said.

The story encounters characters struggling to survive on urban Skid Row in the 1960s. Among those people is Seymour Krelborn. Seymour becomes suddenly famous after his discovery of a unique plant that feeds on human blood. In order to keep his fortune, fame and the girl of his dreams, he must keep the plant fed.

The musical features the songs “Suddenly Seymour,” “Somewhere That’s Green” and “Little Shop of Horrors.”

This production contains content that may be inappropriate for a younger audience, and is intended for mature audiences only. 

Tickets are free for S.U. students, $7 for non-S.U. students, $15 for seniors and $20 for adults. Tickets can be bought at the box office between noon and 5 p.m. today and Friday or by calling the box office at (570) 372-ARTS.