DECEMBER 31, 2013

Desert Foothills Theater presents “Little Shop of Horrors” Jan. 17-26

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little shop of horrors logoSCOTTSDALE – We’ve all killed our share of houseplants. But what if the plant returned the favor? Desert Foothills Theater (DFT), a division of the Foothills Community Foundation, presents “Little Shop of Horrors” running Fri., Jan. 17 through Sun., Jan. 26, 2014 in the Black Box Theatre of Cactus Shadows Fine Arts Center, 33606 N. 60th Street, in North Scottsdale.

Directed by Dale Nakagawa with musical direction by Jen Whiting, “Little Shop of Horrors” tells the story of Seymour Krelborn, an orphan, loser and nebbish. His dead-end job in a skid-row flower shop is enlivened only by his love for the beautiful Audrey, seemingly destined to remain unrequited. Then one day at the wholesale flower market, after a mysterious solar eclipse, Seymour takes home a very special plant, which he names Audrey II. A plant that grows – A plant that sings – A plant with some unusual ... appetites.

A delightful mash-up of 60s camp horror, outrageous black comedy, and rock, doo-wop, and Motown, “Little Shop of Horrors” was an off-Broadway smash before being “discovered” by Broadway and Hollywood. You’ll laugh, you’ll scream, you’ll sing along…and you’ll never turn your back on your geraniums again.

Performances are at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and at 2 p.m. on Sunday. A special 2 p.m. performance featuring a Q&A after the show will take place on Sat., Jan. 25. Tickets range from $15-$21 for adults and $11-$16 for youth and students. Purchase tickets before Jan. 3, 2014 at midnight and receive early-purchase discount. Group sale discounts available for groups of 10 or more. Visit or call 480-488-1981.

Rated H for Horticultural, due to slithering tendrils, gaping maws, on-stage germination and mild fertilizer use.