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APSU theater department to perform ‘Little Shop of Horrors'

The Austin Peay State University Department of Theater and Dance and the Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts will present Little Shop of Horrors directed by Darren Michael, assistant professor of theater at APSU.

The opening night performance will begin at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 27 in the Trahern Theater. Additional performances of the musical will begin at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 28, Friday, Feb. 29 and Saturday, March 1. A matinee performance will begin at 2 p.m., Sunday March 2.
The Austin Peay State University Department of Theater and Dance and the Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts will present “Little Shop of Horrors” directed by Darren Michael, assistant professor of theater at APSU.

The opening night performance will begin at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 27 in the Trahern Theater. Additional performances of the musical will begin at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 28, Friday, Feb. 29 and Saturday, March 1. A matinee performance will begin at 2 p.m., Sunday March 2.

Tickets are $5 for students and $10 for adults. Tickets can be purchased at the Trahern Theater box office from 3-5 p.m., beginning Monday, Feb. 18 through Friday, Feb. 29. Tickets also will be available for purchase one hour prior to each performance. Due to mild language and violence, parental discretion is advised.

Seymour, the lead character in the musical, works at a flower shop. His life confronts new twists and turns when a mysterious plant comes to life and promises Seymour that all his dreams can come true--but at what cost?
“I think it's going to be a great night of theater, full of fun and lots of great songs,” Michael said.

Premiering off Broadway in 1982, “Little Shop of Horrors” was brought to the big screen in the 1986 feature film featuring Rick Moranis and Steve Martin. A revival of the musical premiered on Broadway in 2003.

“Our audiences will have a wonderful time,” Michael said. “Where else in town can you see the world's largest plant sing and dance?”

For further information regarding ticket sales and show times, contact the Trahern Theater box office by telephone at (931) 221-7379. -- Jessica Baird