NMU Presents 'Little Shop of Horrors'

Friday 10, 2015

             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

Abby Roche
Student Writer

Dorsey Sprouls as Orin