Little Shop of Horrors
by Howard Ashman and Alan Menken
Directed by Shannon Sanborn
June 4 – 20, 2020

A deviously delicious Broadway and Hollywood sci-fi smash musical, Little Shop Of Horrors has devoured the hearts of theatre goers for over 30 years, and was produced at the Valley Players in 1987. 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 meek floral assistant Seymour Krelborn stumbles across a new breed of plant he names "Audrey II" - after his coworker crush. This foul-mouthed, R&B-singing carnivore promises unending fame and fortune to the down and out Krelborn as long as he keeps feeding it, BLOOD. Over time, though, Seymour discovers Audrey II's out of this world origins and intent towards global domination!

Character Breakdown

Seymour Krelborn

An insecure, put-upon florist's clerk and eventual hero. He is a genuine, well-meaning man who is taken for granted because of his clumsy ways and poor social skills.

Gender: Male

Age: 25 to 35

Vocal range top: G4

Vocal range bottom: A2

Audrey

Bleached-blond, Billie-Dawn-like, secret love of Seymour's life. She has poor self-worth and education, but incredibly good looks and a sweet and vulnerable demeanor.

Gender: Female

Age: 25 to 35

Vocal range top: D5

Vocal range bottom: G#3

Mr. Mushnik

The seasoned owner of the failing East Side flower shop and Seymour's nosy boss. He is profit-driven, greedy, and manipulative.

Gender: Male

Age: 55 to 65

Vocal range top: F4

Vocal range bottom: G2

Orin Scrivello

An egotistical dentist with a passion for leather and sadistic tendencies. Audrey's abusive boyfriend, who is targeted by Seymour.

Gender: Male

Age: 30 to 40

Vocal range top: G4

Vocal range bottom: G2

The Plant (Audrey II)

Puppet. An anthropomorphic cross between a Venus flytrap and an avocado, the plant has an appetite for human flesh that is appeased by Seymour. Puppeteer doubles as other sizes of the plant.

Voice Of The Plant

An actor/vocalist located offstage. The voice is that of a conniving, street-smart 'villain.' A funky Rhythm and Blues voice is best.

Gender: Male

Age: 20 to 50

Vocal range top: G4

Vocal range bottom: G2

Crystal

Crystal, Ronnette and Chiffon are African-American street urchins, acting as the occasional Greek Chorus. Young, hip, and smart, these girls are the only ones who have a grip on reality.

Gender: Female

Age: 20 to 35

Vocal range top: F5

Vocal range bottom: Ab3

Ronnette

Crystal, Ronnette and Chiffon are African-American street urchins, acting as the occasional Greek Chorus. Young, hip, and smart, these girls are the only ones who have a grip on reality.

Gender: Female

Age: 20 to 35

Vocal range top: F5

Vocal range bottom: Ab3

Chiffon

Crystal, Ronnette and Chiffon are African-American street urchins, acting as the occasional Greek Chorus. Young, hip, and smart, these girls are the only ones who have a grip on reality.

Gender: Female

Age: 20 to 35

Vocal range top: F5

Vocal range bottom: Ab3