Little Shop of Horrors

Book and lyrics by Howard Ashman

Music by Alan Menken

Based on the film by Roger Corman

Screenplay by Charles Griffith

Marx Theatre | Jan. 21 - Feb. 19, 2017

Directed by Bill Fennelly

Feed me.
Not your typical boy-meets-girl comedy, Little Shop of Horrors is a hilarious musical that's literally out of this world. On Skid Row, Seymour is your average, nerdy, down-on-his-luck floral assistant. That all changes when he meets a power-hungry, fast-talking plant who vows to fulfill Seymour's wildest dreams: fame, fortune and the heart of the girl he loves. There's just one catch. The plant thirsts for human blood, and its growing pains send Seymour down a diabolical path with murderous consequences. With an infectious score that gleefully combines rock, Motown and Broadway, Little Shop of Horrors ensures you’ll be toe-tapping along to this screamingly funny, joyously entertaining, tongue-in-cheek delight.

"Exuberant ... leaves the audience ravenous for more." — The New York Times

Advisory: Little Shop of Horrors is appropriate for adults and young people ages 11 and up. The show is a hysterical musical favorite containing just mild adult language and campy violence.

Running Time: The show runs approximately 2 hours and 10 minutes, including one intermission.



Production Sponsor

Tony Alper and Judy Curtin

Additional Support

Season Sponsor & Design Sponsor

Season Sponsor of New Work

The Lois and Richard Rosenthal Foundation

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Devoured by Love

Prologue, January 2017

It’s not exactly the standard set-up for a romantic comedy: a boy, a girl and a voracious human-devouring plant. But the beloved, campy classic Little Shop of Horrors, one of the longest-running off-Broadway musicals of all time, brings its offbeat love triangle to life in screamingly horrific glory in the Robert S. Marx Theatre.

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Seymour Role Is a Dream Come True

Prologue, January 2017

Cincinnati native Nick Cearley, who portrays a hapless Skid Row flower shop employee in the new Playhouse production of Little Shop of Horrors, shares his insights into playing the nerdy Seymour, pawn of the ravenous and mysterious Audrey II plant. The show is a co-production with Portland (Oregon) Center Stage, where it ran in September and October.

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Preview Performances

Jan. 21, 2017, at 8 p.m.; Jan. 22, 2017, at 2 p.m.; Jan. 24, 2017, at 7:30 p.m.; Jan. 25, 2017, at 7:30 p.m.

Be among the first to see the show before opening night and save! Preview performance tickets are discounted and begin at just $35. Not valid with other discounts.

Opening Night

Jan. 26, 2017, at 7:30 p.m.

Share the excitement of Thursday opening nights with a lively post-show cast party with complimentary hors d'oeuvres by Vonderhaar's Catering.

Meet the Artists

Jan. 29, 2017, at 2 p.m.; Feb. 1, 2017, at 7:30 p.m.; Feb. 12, 2017, at 2 p.m.; Feb. 16, 2017, at 7:30 p.m.

Join in stimulating discussions with cast and crew following the performances.


Sunday, Jan. 29, at 2 p.m. at Kenwood Theatre

Prepare for the Playhouse production of Little Shop of Horrors by singing along with the movie! See the 1986 rendition of this classic musical, starring Rick Moranis (Seymour), Ellen Greene (Audrey) and Steve Martin (Orin Scrivello, DDS), with appearances by James Belushi, John Candy and Bill Murray.

Tickets cost $10. Reserve your seat to join us for this interactive event.

Vegetarian Dinner

Thursdays, Jan. 26, Feb. 2, Feb. 9 and Feb. 16, 2017, at 6 p.m.

Join us before Thursday evening performances of Little Shop of Horrors for a special vegetarian dinner. Dinners start at 6 p.m. for $32 per person.

The menu features:

• The Audrey II: Romaine and mixed greens, cucumber, carrots, grape tomatoes and balsamic vinaigrette with a baguette and butter.
• Seymour's Sliders: Grilled portobello two-bite sandwiches, balsamic marinated and grilled, served on focaccia with fresh arugula and Boursin cheese.
• Skid Row Skewers: Grilled vegetable skewers with zucchini, yellow squash, red peppers, mozzarella cheese, Kalamata olives and Romesco sauce on the side.
• Grow for Me Salad: Roasted vegetable couscous, carrots, parsnips, peppers and sweet potatoes tossed with garbanzo beans, golden raisins, parsley and pine nuts.
• Assorted Eat Well cookies.
• Two Beverages of Your Choice: Beer, wine or soda.

Dinners are catered by Eat Well Celebrations and Feasts. To reserve your dinner, call the Playhouse Box Office at 513-421-3888.  

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