Hendricks County Flyer, Avon, IN

November 29, 2012

'Little Shop of Horrors' coming to Hendricks Civic Theatre


— Seymour (Adam Decker) is the clumsy employee of Mushnik's Flower Shop on skid row, where he daydreams of Audrey (Laura Furiak), his coworker. After no business, Mr. Mushnik (Charlie Cronau) decides to close the shop. Seymour and Audrey tell him that they think displaying something interesting, strange, and new in the window will attract business.

Seymour brings up the perfect plant for the job: a flytrap-esque plant he calls Audrey II (voiced by Robert Ellis). The plant immediately attracts business. After the store closes, the plant begins to wilt, and Mr. Mushnik orders Seymour to fix it.

That night, Seymour discovers what Audrey II eats: blood. Seymour feeds the plant his blood, and as a result, it gets bigger and bigger. When Seymour becomes unable to keep feeding it, the plant begins to talk and urges him to kill people and feed them to him.

Audrey II promises him rewards, and that he'll bring him business, luxuries, everything he's ever wanted, and Audrey.

Little Shop of Horrors opens Nov. 30 and runs through Dec. 16 at Longstreet Playhouse in Danville.

Friday and Saturday performances begin at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday performances begin at 2:30 p.m. Adult tickets are $14 and youth/senior citizen tickets are $12.

For tickets or more information, call 252-9626.