MCC’s Act I Presents Little Shop of Horrors

Posted on July 9, 2013 by Sally Mesarosh

Little Shop of Horrors
Little Shop of Horrors
Photo op with Audrey II, the man-eating plant, after the show

Act 1 Musical Productions at Mesa Community College will present Little Shop of Horrors, a production based on the film by Roger Corman, with screenplay written by Charles Griffith, at MCC’s Theatre Outback on the Southern and Dobson Campus.

One of the longest-running Off-Broadway shows of all time, this affectionate spoof of 1950s sci-fi movies has become a household name, thanks to a highly successful film version and a score by the songwriting team of Howard Ashman and Alan Menken, who redefined the animated musical film with Disney's The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast and Aladdin. Charming, tuneful and hilarious, with tongue firmly planted in cheek, Little Shop of Horrors never fails to entertain.

A down-and-out skid row floral assistant becomes an overnight sensation when he discovers an exotic plant with a mysterious craving for fresh blood. Soon "Audrey II" grows into an ill-tempered, foul-mouthed, R&B-singing carnivore who offers him fame and fortune in exchange for feeding its growing appetite, finally revealing itself to be an alien creature poised for global domination.

Bring your camera and have your picture taken with Audrey II, the man-eating plant, after the show.

Performance Dates:

July 18, 19, 20, 22, 25, 26, 2013 at 7:30pm

July 20, 27, 2013 at 2:00pm

Ticket prices:  General Public - $15; Staff/Faculty/Alumni - $12; Seniors and Students - $10.  Call the Box Office at (480) 461-7172 or purchase tickets online at www.ezticketlive.com/mcc.  Group rates available for groups larger than 10 – contact the Box Office for more information.

About Mesa Community College

Mesa Community College provides outstanding transfer and career and technical programs, workforce development, and life-long learning opportunities to residents of the East Valley area of Phoenix, Arizona. MCC excels in teaching, learning and empowering its more than 40,000 students to succeed in a local and global community.  Mesa Community College is one of ten colleges that comprise the Maricopa County Community College District.

Please direct media inquiries to Sally Mesarosh at mesarosh@mesacc.edu or the Office of Institutional Advancement at 480-461-7445.  IA website:  www.mesacc.edu/ia.