MARQUETTE, Mich.— Northern Michigan University will wrap up its theater season with the the musical Little Shop of Horrors. The production will run Wednesday, April 15, through Saturday April 18th, at Forest Roberts Theatre. Show times are 7:30 p.m., with an additional 1 p.m. matinee on Saturday. Tickets are available at all NMU EZ Ticket outlets or online at www.nmu.edu/tickets. Prices are $5 for NMU students with ID, $10 for other students and $15 for the general public.
A gleefully gruesome musical spoof of the 1960 Roger Corman film, this monster musical is about a hapless florist shop worker, Seymour, who offers his tender love and care to a plant that feeds on human blood. The plant, Audrey II, named after Seymour’s secret love, quickly becomes a fascinating attraction in the neighborhood called Skid Row.
NMU faculty member Paul Truckey directs the production. NMU students in featured roles are Donovan Chambers of Ferndale as Seymour, Taylor Kulju of Ishpeming as Audrey and James Porras II of Menominee as the voice of Audrey II. Community member Martyn Martello of Marquette plays Mr. Mushnik.
Other NMU students on the cast and crew are:
Belmont: Dakota Vogel, assistant stage manager
Gwinn: Laura Thompson, Ronnette
Ishpeming: Emily Kinne, properties manager
Lapeer: Shane O’Connor, Audrey II operator
Marquette: Jill Vermeulen, Crystal; Dan Zini, sound designer
Coeur d’Alene: Dane Wurmlinger, Audrey II Operator
Cook: Dorsey Sprouls, Orin
Saint Paul: Abigail Persoon, Audrey II Operator
Beloit: Alexandra Marks, production stage manager
Onalaska: Liz Trueblood, Chiffon