Cult classic musical takes center stage
(Please note that we have added two Thursday evening shows)
A delectable sci-fi horror musical with an electrifying score, Little Shop of Horrors has devoured the hearts of theatre goers for over 30 years. The late Howard Ashman and Alan Menken (Disney’s The Little Mermaid, Beauty and The Beast, and Aladdin) are the creative geniuses behind what has become one of the most popular and longest-running shows in the world. This cult classic is directed by John Propster and Jan Rominger and runs August 2 through 18, 2019, at the Doris Harper-White Community Playhouse in Historic Downtown Flagstaff.
Recipient of several awards, this is the story of a meek and dejected flower shop assistant who happens upon a strange plant, which he affectionately names after his crush at the shop. Little does he know this unusual plant will develop a soulful R&B voice, a potty mouth, and an unquenchable thirst for human blood, and ultimately, for world domination.
“At its heart, Little Shop of Horrors is a Greek moral tragedy in which a young and fallible hero seeks to improve his life by exploiting a higher power,” said director John Propster. “In typical Greek fashion, the angry Gods don’t just punish the hero, but extend their wrath to everyone the hero loves.”
“Little Shop of Horrors is a puppet show, Greek tragedy, Roman comedy, science fiction, and a 1960s early Motown musical—all at the same time,” remarked director Jan Rominger.
The cast includes Chrissy Doba, Kelsey Hontz, Areya Kugler, Paige Latendresse, Aimee Lucus, Evan Luthye, AJ Maniglia, Joe Maniglia, Zachary Mauck, Sean Meehan, Danielle Moreno, Patrick Penland, Stephen Root, and Abigail Stokley.
Performances will be held at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays and at 2 p.m. Sundays August 2 through 18. Individual tickets are $28-30 plus applicable fees. Student and senior discounts may be applied. The Friday, August 2 opening performance includes a post-show reception with the cast.
Tickets can be purchased online; by calling (928) 774-1662; or by visiting the theatre’s box office, which is open from noon to 6 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays and two hours prior to each performance.
Patrons are advised that the entire building has been cleaned and sanitized following the April flooding of the theatre’s basement. While the basement will take a year to rebuild, our upstairs theatre is fully operational.
For nearly 50 years, Theatrikos Theater Company, an award-winning non-profit theatre, has grown into a leading community arts organization. Located in the Doris Harper-White Community Playhouse in historic downtown Flagstaff, the theatre proudly offers nearly 70 performances of classic and new plays, musicals, and youth productions.