Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department alumni and faculty members are bringing the rock musical Little Shop of Horrors to Chicago-area theatregoers this spring. The show, presented by American Blues Theatre, runs April 29-June 26 at the Greenhouse Theatre Center, 2257 N. Lincoln, Chicago.
A special “College Night” performance on Thursday, May 12, costs only $10 for college students with valid ID. The “College Night” event includes a 6 PM pizza reception followed by the 7:30 PM show.
The production’s director, Jonathan Berry, is an adjunct faculty member at the Columbia College Theatre Department, and lighting designer Heather Gilbert is an associate professor and head of the Theatre Department’s lighting design program. Alumnus Grant Sabin (BFA ’05), a graduate of the Theatre Department’s BFA Program in Theatre Design, is the show’s set designer. Sabin is also an American Blues Theatre Artistic Affiliate.
With a score by Alan Menken and Howard Ashman in the style of early 1960s doo-wop and rock ‘n’ roll, Little Shop of Horrors is a spoof of drive-in monster movies, specifically inspired by the Roger Corman cult classic The Little Shop of Horrors. The story concerns a shy florist’s assistant who, in order to win the love of his co-worker, unwittingly unleashes a bloodthirsty, man-eating plant from outer space upon the world.
For tickets, call 773-404-7336 or click here.