Musical Theatre of Anthem presents Little Shop of Horrors
STAFF REPORT~ 2/20/2013
Musical Theatre of Anthem (MTA) will perform Little Shop of Horrors Feb. 28 – March 10 at their Anthem location.
The cast is comprised of 25 Valley youth, ages 13-19. The production staff includes director Keith Huff, vocal director Cris Wo, and ariZoni-winning choreographer Shawna Weitekamp.
The show features a down-and out skid row floral assistant who 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.
The music, composed by Alan Menken in the style of early 1960s rock and roll, doo-wop and early Motown, includes several well-known tunes, including the title song, "Skid Row (Downtown)", "Somewhere That's Green", and "Suddenly, Seymour".
Performances take place at 7 p.m., Feb. 28 and March 1, 2, 7, 8 and 9 and at 3 p.m., on March 2, 3, 9 and 10 at MTA’s performance space, located at 42323 N. Vision Way, Bldg. 2, in Anthem. Tickets may be purchased at musicaltheatreofanthem.org. Adult tickets are $18 and students, seniors and children 12 and under are $15.