APRIL 29 – JULY 31, 2016
COMEDIC ROCK MUSICAL WITH ALL-STAR CAST
Book and lyrics by: Howard Ashman
Music by: Alan Menken
Directed by: Jonathan Berry
Music direction by: Austin Cook*
For years, Little Shop of Horrors has made audiences scream with laughter. In the gleefully gruesome musical, Seymour, a poor florist’s assistant, allows his craving for fame and fortune to seduce him into playing nursemaid to a man-eating plant. The NY Times says this show “leaves the audience feeling like Audrey II…ravenous for more!” Featuring award-winning actors Michael Mahler* (Seymour) and Dara Cameron* (Audrey). To learn more about Little Shop of Horrors, read our Backstage Guide.
* Denotes Ensemble member or Artistic Affiliate of American Blues Theater.
This production must close July 31, 2016. (773) 404-7336 box office
- Thursday: 7:30pm
- Friday: 7:30pm
- Saturday: 3:00pm & 7:30pm
- Sunday: 2:30pm
There is an additional performance on 7/25 @ 7:30pm; no performances on 6/25, 7/9, 7/16 @ 3:00pm nor 6/30 @ 7:30pm.
- Duration: Runs 2 hours with one intermission.
- Location: Greenhouse Theater Center at 2257 N. Lincoln Ave, Chicago
- Ticket Price: $19 – $49
- Town Halls: We offer free post-show events on select Sundays. Learn more.
Joseph Jefferson Award recommended
Crain’s Chicago Business – Things to Do!
“Highly recommended! Galvanic music direction with formidable voices.” – Chicago Sun Times
“Top-drawer talent. Dream collaboration. Audrey Two is a fabric tyrant of epic proportion.” – Chicago Tribune
“One for the ages!” – Chicago Reader
“Magnificent!” – Newcity
“American Blues Theater’s Little Shop of Horrors is Broadway worthy.” – Showbiz Chicago
“Big-hearted, ferocious fun!” – Stage and Cinema
“This ‘Little Shop’ fully inhabits the hilarious and heartfelt nature of this clever musical.” – PerformInk
“Triumph!” – Chicago Critic
“Powerful. True delight for young and old.” – Around the Town Chicago
“Exceptional. Chicago’s finest talent performing at the top of their game!” – Chicago Theatre Review
CAST: Michael Mahler* (Seymour), Dara Cameron* (Audrey), Mark David Kaplan (Mr. Mushnik), Ian Paul Custer* (Orin), Lorenzo Rush Jr. (Voice of Audrey II), Camille Robinson* (Crystal), Jasondra Johnson (Ronnette), Eunice Woods (Chiffon), Darian Tene (Street Derelict), & Yando Lopez (Street Derelict). BAND: Mark Elliott (keyboard), Shaun Whitley (electric guitar), Samuel Jewell (drums), Malcolm Ruhl (bass), & Matthew Sitz (auxiliary percussion). PRODUCTION TEAM: Jonathan Berry (director), Austin Cook* (music director), Grant Sabin* (scenic), Heather Gilbert (lights), Izumi Inaba* (costumes), Rick Sims* (sound), Christopher J. Neville* (props), Sarah E. Ross* (production manager & puppet design), Dana M. Nestrick (stage manager), Michael Trudeau (technical director), Jason Shivers (master electrician), & Eileen Rozycki (scenic painter). *Denotes Ensemble member or Artistic Affiliate of American Blues Theater.
We raise awareness of other non-profit organizations’ great causes though creative collaborations. We’re proud to continue our Pink Previews. Proceeds from our preview performances will be donated to The Lynn Sage Foundation for breast cancer research. We also support CommunityHealth Chicago, Chicago Park District’s Community Gardens in the Park, and “The Family Institute” at Northwestern University.
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