Little Shop of Horrors, Temple Civic Theatre's next main-stage production begins March 31. Performance dates are March 31, April 1, 7 and 8 (at 8 p.m.), April 6 at 7 p.m., and Sunday matinees April 2 and 9 (at 2:30 p.m.)
The box office, staffed by a live person, opens on Tuesday, March 21 at 9:30 a.m. Reserved-seat tickets are now available online 24 hours a day. Adults, senior citizens and military are $25 each. Students and children are $15 each.
Little Shop of Horrors is sponsored by American Hearing Center, Temple 254-774-7727 and Killeen 254-680-3444. www.americanhearing.info
Seymour Krelborn (Adam Dubberly) is a nerdy orphan working at Mushnik's, a flower shop in urban Skid Row. He harbors a crush on fellow co-worker Audrey (Carlie Jo Hill), and is berated daily by Mr. Mushnik (Dan Becker).
One day, just after a total eclipse of the sun, Seymour discovers a strange plant. He buys it and names it after Audrey. While caring for it, Seymour discovers the plant's rather unique appetite. The plant grows and grows, as does Seymour's infatuation for Audrey, despite her sadistic dentist boyfriend (Danny Martinez).
Skid Row inhabitants include three lovely ladies (Callie Dennis, Alexandra LaMotte and Martha Satterwhite), who provide back-up vocals, as well as Dick Johnston (wino) and a host of other characters. Trey Shonkwiler is the voice of the plant, which is controlled by Kendall Duffina.
The production staff includes Leon Perkins, director; Priscilla Santana, music director; Prescott Hersey, stage manager; Dustin Ozment, technical director; Sue Morrisey, costumes; Tanya McMillan, hair & make-up; Joan Smith, properties; Jesse Wyman, lighting designer/operator; and Jeffrey Ellis, sound console operator.
The musical is based on a low-budget 1960 dark comedy film. The music is in the style of early 1960s rock and roll, doo-wop and early Motown. Howard Ashman and Alan Menken (Disney's The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, and Aladdin) are the creative geniuses behind what has become one of the most popular shows in the world. The musical was made into a 1986 film of the same name, directed by Frank Oz.
Below is an article by Melany Cox that appeared in the Temple Daily Telegram on March 30, 2017. Photo by Rusty Schramm.
2413 South 13th St.
Temple, TX 76504
Ext. 1 = Box Offfice
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Box Office Hours
Tues. through Friday
9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
and one hour before
(Tickets also available
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Thursday at 7 p.m.
Fri. & Sat. at 8 p.m.
Sunday at 2:30 p.m.
The mission of Temple Civic Theatre is to produce theatre of the highest caliber, to enlist regional talent through open auditions, to educate youth and adults in all aspects of theatre, and to provide opportunities for and encourage participation by volunteers, thus enriching the artistic and cultural base of the communities of Central Texas.