CHP’s Little Shop of Horrors nears opening

Little Shop of Horrors

Mr. Bernstein, played by Will Gentry, and Snip, portrayed by Will Clark, discuss Seymour’s (Ben Spears) path to fame and fortune as Carriage House Players presents Little Shop of Horrors.

Carriage House Players’ production of Little Shop of Horrors opens Aug. 1 and runs for the first two weekends in August.

The story follows nerdy florist, Seymour Krelborn, as he finds his chance for success and romance with the help of a giant man-eating plant who demands to be fed. While his boss, the owner of a rundown flower shop on Skid Row, bemoans the lack of business, Seymour seeks a way of bringing the shop — and himself — fame and fortune. He purchases a strange plant from an even stranger oriental street vendor. Gradually, Seymour learns to his horror that “Audrey II” craves blood and flesh. With each of Audrey II’s “FEEED MEEE”s, Seymour must scare up human food to satisfy the plant’s appetite. 

Little Shop of Horrors opened on Broadway in 1982 and became even more famous when it was made into a film in 1986 staring Rick Moranis. It remains one of the longest-running plays on Broadway, and many of the songs are favorites of theater-goers.

Carriage House Players’ season is partially funded by its sponsors. CHP encourages you to patronize these businesses whenever possible:

AAA Communications, Absolute Nails, Access Realty, Lisa Adams, Angie’s Catering, Aranea Solutions, Bagley & Bagley Insurance Agency, Bank of Lincoln County, Bradford Appliance, Sonia Bradford, Cahoots, Carriage Chevrolet, Carter’s Drug Store, Crawford Supply Company, Inc., Dr. Beautiful,

Dr. Bill Womble, LC Vision Eye Care, Dr. Dan DeJarnett, Dr. Tom Bigham, III, Randy and Andrea Delap, Elk River Coffee Company, Elk Valley Times, Bill Newman, ERA Ben Porter Realty, Fayetteville/LC Chamber of Commerce, First National Bank, First United Methodist Church,

The Flower House, Ray Fraley, Attorney at Law, Mack Hamilton, DDS, Harmony Hill Church of God, Higgins Funeral Home, HM Management Company, Inc., Howard Bentley Buick-GMC, Ivy Wreath, Jean Lawn & Garden, Mickey Johnson, Langford Monument, LaFuente Mexican Restaurant, Mark & Teresa Mitchell,

Patsy Wilkes Moore, Randy Neely, Parks Jewelers, Parsons Oil Company, Inc., Pendergrass Block Company. Inc., Putman & Hancock, CPA,

John Richardson, Attorney at Law, Joy Rodriguez, Shoney’s, Sir’s Fabrics, Sissy’s Antiques, Spray’s Termite & Pest Control, Stovall’s Body Shop, Sunshine Daycare, Brenda Wilkes, U.S. Bank, WRSA – Lite 96.9 and Walker Crop Insurance.

Little Shop of Horrors opens on Thursday, Aug. 1, at 7 p.m. in the Adnia Rice Theater of Lincoln County High School with additional evening performances on Aug. 2, 3, 8, 9 and 10 at 7 p.m. and 2 p.m. matinees on Aug. 4 and 10.

Tickets are on sale now at Bagley and Bagley Insurance, The Book Inn, Carter’s Drug Store, Elk River Coffee Company, The Flower House, Parks Jewelers, Regions Bank Park City branch and Sissy’s Antiques. Tickets are $12 for adults and $8 for students and may be reserved by leaving a message at 931-433-1300 or emailing carriagehouseplayers@gmail.com.

Posted on Monday, July 22, 2013 at 3:58 pm