Little Shop of Horrors
Okoboji Summer Theatre| 2014
Director/ Choreographer: Terry Berliner
Music Direction: Erik James
Scenic Design: Brandon PT Davis
Costume Design: Cami Huebert
Lighting Design: Justin Hoffecker
Sound Design: Michael Burke
Photography: Dan Schultz
The sci-fi horror musical, Little Shop of Horrors follows Seymour Krelborn, a shy orphan who is taken in to assist at the floral shop. Seymour spends his time doing dull responsibilities and fantasizing over his coworker, Audrey. One day, just after an eclipse of the Sun, Seymour finds a strange plant. Entranced by it, he purchases the plant and affectionately names it "Audrey II." Little does he know that this unusual plant will develop a soulful R&B voice, a potty mouth, and a horrific appetite for human blood.
In this iconic musical I wanted to take a cue from the story's foundation from the original sci-fi film and stray away from a cartoon quality. I felt that a base, in reality, sets the tone for the message of greed in the musical.