The Tulare Union High School Drama Department will present the musical Little Shop of Horrors in evening performances on Tuesday-Friday, May 3-6 at 7pm at the Tulare Community Auditorium, 755 E. Tulare Ave.
Tulare Union students will showcase their talents in this musical comedy by Howard Ashman and music by Alan Menken based on the film by Roger Corman and screenplay by David Griffith and originally produced by the Works Progress Administration, David Geffen, Cameron Mackintosh and the Shubert Organization.
Little Shop of Horrors satirizes many things: science fiction, ‘B’ movies, musical comedy itself, and even the Faust legend.
When Seymour Krelborn, played by Eric Davis, brings a “strange and interesting plant” into Mr. Mushnik’s flower shop, played by Juan Hernandez, strange and interesting things begin to happen. Other main characters are Audrey, Seymour’s secret love, played by Katherine Corter and her sadistic dentist boyfriend played by Hector Delgadillo.Haley Spencer, Haley Hernandez, and Haley Wallace function as participants in the action as young hip street urchins and a Greek Chorus outside it. And, we must not forget Audrey II, the plant that will continue to grow throughout the show, played by Amanda Ambriz and Reuben Romero.
Little Shop of Horrors is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI.www.MTIShows.com)
Tickets are on sale at the school box office before each performance for $5. For more information, call Jill Coyle at 686-4761.