Playhouse Colors the Holidays with a Different Kind of Green

Playhouse on the Square Presents Revival of a Beloved Musical


Playhouse on the Square, in partnership with Playhouse season and show sponsor Dorothy O. Kirsch and super sponsor, Dr. Thomas Ratliff are excited to finally present the Playhouse on the Square revival of 

LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS
Written by: Howard Ashman / Music & Lyrics by: Alan Menken
November 11 – December 22, 2021
Playhouse on the Square
66 South Cooper Street
Memphis, TN 38104

Tickets are available now at www.playhouseonthesquare.org or by calling the box office, (901) 726-4656.

Little Shop of Horrors is the first installment of The Playhouse on the Square Holiday Series of shows entitled Welcome to Show Row.

When a man-eating plant lands in your flower shop, what do you do? Feed it people, of course! Hapless flower shop worker, Seymour, only wants the love of his life to notice him. When his little blood sucking plant grows to become the talk of the town, Seymour will get more than he bargained for. 

Playhouse on the Square Resident Company Member, Daniel Stuart Nelson (The Legend of Georgia McBride, Kinky Boots) portrays his “dream role,” Seymour in this revival directed by veteran director, Dave Landis (The Book of Will, Tuck Everlasting).  Tending shop with Nelson are Resident Company Members Michael Gravios (I Am My Own Wife, Laughter on the 23rd Floor) as Mr. Mushnik and Brooke Papritz (A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder, The Taming) as Audrey.  The voice of the charismatic carnivorous creeper, Audrey II is Memphis theatre favorite Samantha Miller, (The Legend of Georgia McBride, Ain’t Misbehavin’).

After two previous attempts to mount the production during the COVID-19 outbreak, the production will be held in Playhouse on the Square’s main auditorium with limited seating and mask requirements.  “We are creating a Skid Row representative of the world we are currently somewhat living through,” says director, Dave Landis.  Originally intended to be one of the closing productions of Playhouse on the Square’s 51st season. The theatre’s production and design teams worked up various set and costume’s designs to address cast, crew, and audience safety.  Many of those designs and precautions have been incorporated into the final production.  

The complete cast and crew of Little Shop of Horrors is as follows:

THE CAST OF LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS:

Seymour – Daniel Stuart Nelson
Audrey – Brooke Papritz
Orin – Nathan McHenry
Mushnik – Michael Gravois 
Audrey II – Samantha Miller
Chiffon – Zan Edwards
Ronnette – Noelia Warnette-Jones
Crystal – Breyannah Tillman
Audrey II Puppeteer – Haley Wilson

THE CREATIVE TEAM FOR LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS:

Director: Dave Landis
Music Director: Jason Eschhofen
Choreographer: Brittany Church
Stage Manager: Morgan Corlew-Strauss
ASM: Claire Young
Lighting Designer: Justin Gibson
Scenic Designer: Katie-Bell Kenney
Costume Designer: Kathie Kovarik
Props Designer: Reiley Duffy
Sound Designer: Jason Eschhofen 

Performances will run Thursday through Saturday with an 8:00 pm curtain. Sunday Matinees have a 2:00 pm curtain. Playhouse on the Square is seating at 32% of its capacity and following local COVID-19 mitigation protocols, as suggested by the Shelby County Health Department.  For tickets, call the Box Office at (901) 726-4656 or visit our website www.playhouseonthesquare.org. Follow with social media using #FeedMe901. Group rates available.

Special ticket pricing for opening weekend $27.  Pay What You Can performance is Thursday, November 18th.


Introducing The Show Row Metro

The Playhouse on the Square Holiday Series of shows includes three fabulous productions the Mid-South will not want to miss. Treat yourself and family to all three shows: Little Shop of HorrorsThe Toymaker’s Apprentice, and To All A Good Night, and receive a gift!  By punching your Show Row Metro card at all three shows, patrons will receive a commemorative Playhouse on the Square ceramic ornament.  Patrons can get their card at the Playhouse on the Square box office. Punches will happen at Will Call. Once all three shows have been enjoyed, redeem the Show Row Metro for your gift from the designated booth in the theatre lobby. 

For questions and press bookings, please contact Playhouse on the Square Director of Community Relations, Marcus Cox (901) 937-6496.

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