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Get a taste of theatre with “Little Shop of Horrors”

Posted by on January 10, 2017

littleshopeventpageIt’s shaping up to be another must-see spring season for theatre at Aurora University, reflecting the university’s growing theatre and musical theatre academic programs.

The theatre department will present the musical “Little Shop of Horrors” in March and April. Based on the 1962 Roger Corman “B” horror flick by the same name, “Little Shop of Horrors” is a rollicking, macabre tale of true love, fame, greed and bizarre horticultural practices that takes place in Mushnik’s Skid Row Florists. The fun begins when hapless clerk Seymour Krelborn discovers an unusual and woefully undernourished plant in the local wholesale flower market. Eventually he discovers that Audrey II — he names the plant after the blond and alluring Audrey, a co-worker with whom he is secretly in love — is only using him to further her insidious plan of world domination.

Auditions for the student musical will take place January 17 and 18 at 6:30 p.m. in Perry Theatre. Students should be prepared to sing 16 to 32 bars of music. Theater majors and minors are asked to also prepare a 60-second monologue of their choosing. Those who are not familiar with auditions and would like help preparing can contact Stacy Panitch or Mark Plummer. Callbacks will take place Thursday, January 19.

Theatre productions are free and open to the public. For more information and to reserve a ticket for the spring musical, please visit