The highly anticipated Little Shop of Horrors, featuring Hannah Zilber as Audrey, and Kevin Stevens as Seymour, opens this Friday at the Pagosa Springs Center for the Arts. The play adapted from both the original musical and popular film is sure to captivate the audience with its incredible cast and masterful puppeteers.
This dark comedy about “a hapless florist shop worker who raises a plant that feeds on human blood and flesh” (Wikipedia) comes about when Seymour, Kevin Stevens, attempts to attract more customers to his bosses failing floral shop with a unique plant he purchased only to realize it needs to consume humans to survive. When he finds out the woman he loves, Audrey, is being abused by her sadistic boyfriend, he feeds him to his plant, lovingly named “Audrey II”. The chaos ensues as the plant not only grows in size but in appetite as well.
Hannah Zilbert, Audrey, returns to the Pagosa Springs Center for the Arts this year for its full summer programming, also playing in Legally Blonde the Musical, West Side Story and Thoroughly Modern Millie. “All of the shows are very different in their own special way so there’s no confusion going from one to the next. Thoroughly Modern Millie is 1920s high energy and physically demanding where as Little Shop is 1950s camp horror and not as much dancing. It’s been a lot of hard work being in all of the productions this summer but this is the last show left to open so everything is coming together. It’s exciting especially because Audrey is my dream role. It’s going to be a lot of fun playing her.”
Little Shop of Horrors is a much smaller production in terms of cast size but not in content. Because of the size of the puppets and space it takes, there will be less seating available. Little Shop of Horrors will be showing all summer with opening weekend Friday, July 13th.
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Pagosa Springs Center for the Arts is a 501c3 Nonprofit professional theatre company producing musicals, comedies and dramas year-round. To become a friend of the theater or learn more about volunteering or donating, visit www.pagosacenter.org.