Lone Star College-Montgomery’s theatre department will hold auditions for Little Shop of Horrors, book and lyrics by Howard Ashman and music by Alan Menken, on Thursday, May 21 at 4 p.m. on the mainstage theatre (building D) on campus. LSC-Montgomery’s Center for the Arts is calling all high school students, college students and community members to audition for this summer musical production.
Those auditioning should prepare 16 bars of memorized upbeat music from a Broadway musical, bring sheet music, and be prepared to learn a brief dance combination. All who are selected for cast and crew must enroll in Theatre Practicum: DRAM 1120 or community members can register for continuing education credits.
Little Shop of Horrors is 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 small cast, band and unit set make the other aspects of production a snap.
Performance dates for this production are scheduled for Wednesday, July 8, at 5:30 p.m. (free preview); Thursday-Saturday, July 9-11, at 7:30 p.m.; and Saturday, July 11, at 2 p.m.
Chase Waites, director of the production said, “Little Shop of Horrors is a funny show with a dark twist. It plays upon the Faustian questions, ‘What would you do to get ahead? How far are you willing to go to get what you want?’ With a nod to the camp of B-movie classics like Attack of the Killer Tomatoes, this is a show that everyone enjoys and loves to be a part of.”
For audition and ticket information, visit Montgomery.LoneStar.edu/theatre or contact Denise Meyers at (936) 273-7021 or e-mail Denise.Meyers@LoneStar.edu.
LSC-Montgomery is located at 3200 College Park Drive, one-half mile west of Interstate 45, between Conroe and The Woodlands. For more information about the college, call (936) 273-7000, or visit Montgomery.LoneStar.edu.
Lone Star College System consists of five colleges, including CyFair, Kingwood, Montgomery, North Harris, and Tomball, six centers and Lone Star College-University Center. With more than 51,000 students, it is the largest college system in the Houston area, and third largest community college district in Texas. For more information, visit www.LoneStar.edu.