June 9th — 24th, 2017
Beddington Theatre Arts Centre
Book and Lyrics Howard Ashman
Music by Alan Menken
Based on the film by Roger Corman, Screenplay by Charles Griffith
Originally produced by the WPA Theatre (Kyle Renick, Producing Director)
Originally produced at the Orpheum Theatre, New York City by the WPA Theatre, David Geffen, Cameron Mackintosh and the Shubert Organization
Directed by Jeffrey Diodati
Musical Direction by Danielle Wahl
Choreography by Danielle Desmarais
This cult favourite musical (penned by the beloved mouse-eared team of Ashman and Menken) has fuelled the imaginations of Broadway and Hollywood audiences for more than thirty years.
Looks like you're not happy unless I open a vein. I'll give you a few drops if that'll appease. Now please — oh please — grow for me!
Timid and tragic Seymour Krelborn can't catch a break. Life is tough in Skid Row, especially for a poor, orphaned florist who is hopelessly in love with his unattainable co-worker, the lovely but naïve Audrey. That is until a mysterious plant appears, changing his fortunes forever. Set to a score of Rock & Roll, Motown, and Doo-Wop, this black comedy is deliciously disturbing, thrillingly theatrical, and horrifically hilarious — you won't want to miss it.
If you wanna be profound, if you really gotta justify, take a breath and look around, a lot of folks deserve to die.