Little Shop of Horrors to Hit the Lone Star College-Montgomery Stage

Promotional Image for Little Shop of HorrorsLone Star College-Montgomery’s theatre department is now selling tickets to its summer musical, Little Shop of Horrors, book and lyrics by Howard Ashman and music by Alan Menken. The performance will begin with a free preview on Wednesday, July 8, at 5:30 p.m. The show dates for Little Shop of Horrors include Thursday through Saturday, July 9-11, at 7:30 p.m. and a matinee performance on Saturday, July 11, at 2 p.m.

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!

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.

Cast members include Thomas Krottinger, Lindsey Edwards, Joey Bansuelo, Ryan Wilson, Sean Rooney, Laurel Johnston, Corey Smothers and Crystal Stampes.

Chase Waites, director and associate professor of theatre, states, “This production is loaded with talent. The cream has really risen to the top with this cast and crew. You're not going to have a better time in the theatre than you will with a show as fun as this one. It incorporates all of the things we love about musical theatre comedy: great music, a witty book, and a plant that eats people!”

Charming, tuneful and hilarious, with tongue firmly planted in cheek, Little Shop of Horrors never fails to entertain. This entertaining performance will run for one weekend only.   

To reserve tickets for the show, contact Denise Meyers at (936) 273-7021 or purchase tickets online at LoneStar.edu/Drama-Dept-Montgomery to support the theatre scholarship fund. The theatre department and MyCommunityTickets.com have partnered to increase scholarship funding for theatre students and provide patrons with a convenient way to purchase tickets for the production. Patrons are guaranteed a ticket when purchased online and all ticket contributions through the site support the scholarship fund for the theatre program. Patrons can also purchase tickets one hour before the performance at the box office located in Building D.

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 http://www.lonestar.edu/.