Come enjoy an evening of macabre laughs and Doo-Wop songs with Kelrik's latest musical comedy LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, playing April 5 - 21 at Unity.
When a socially awkward floral shop clerk named Seymour (Erik Austin) finds a bizarre new plant after a solar eclipse, he and his colleagues quickly discover that this odd looking seedling may be the key to drawing new customers into their floundering Skid Row flower shop.
Naming the Venus Flytrap-looking plant Audrey II (Gary Borjan/ Arash Shahabi) in honor of the quirky and beautiful store clerk with whom he is enamored, Seymour begins to nurture the little plant with the one thing he learns it wants to eat - Seymour's own blood!
As the shop thrives due to the predominately displayed strange looking plant in the window, so does Audrey II - into a giant, deep throated, blood sucking carnivore with nefarious designs of world domination. Now enjoying everything he ever desired - fame, money, and the affection of his beloved Audrey (Kelly Barrett) - Seymour must decide if he can sacrifice it all in order to save the world from this alien plant and its sinister spores.
Laced with dark humor LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS by composer Alan Menken and writer Howard Ashman is one of the most beloved American musicals of all-time. The music in the style of early rock and roll, doo-wop and early Motown, includes several show-stoppers including Skid Row (Downtown), Somewhere That's Green, and Suddenly, Seymour, as well as the title song. LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS premiered Off Broadway in 1982 before enjoying a successful run on Broadway and in London's West End, eventually inspiring a film version by veteran puppeteer Frank Oz.
Tickets for LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS are on sale now and may be purchased online at kelrikproductions.org or in person at Cheap Thrills, 563 Higuera Street in downtown San Luis Obispo. Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm and Sundays at 2 pm. Ticket prices are $20 for all seats.
For more information on Kelrik Productions, please visit our website: www.kelrikproductions.org.