The Dolphin Show, America’s largest student-produced musical, announced today that “Little Shop of Horrors” will be its 75th annual (“Diamond Dolphin”) show at Northwestern University.
“Little Shop of Horrors” is directed by Northwestern School of Communication senior Maggie Monahan and co-produced by School of Communication senior Janie Dickerson and Weinberg School of Arts and Sciences senior Bailey Sutton, with support from a cast and team of more than 150 students. When an otherworldly, sentient flytrap plant mysteriously arrives at a dilapidated skid row florist shop, the dreary lives of its residents are turned upside down. The employees must sort through everything from the morality of greed to plant nutrition. Howard Ashman and Alan Menken’s cult classic sends up B horror movies, and features a 1960s rock and roll, doo-wop and early Motown-inspired score. “Little Shop of Horrors” raises timely questions of self-determination and collective responsibility. Oh, and the plant sings. And eats people.
The “Little Shop of Horrors” cast includes Northwestern students Alex Schneidman, Megan Orticelli, Rebecca Elowe, Chris Jumper, Emma Giffone, Brianna Dorn, Allie Woodson, Eli Newell, Marcellus Burt, Lena Dudley, Ryan Foreman, Amala Garg, Holly Hinchcliffe, Nina Jayashankar, Sam Linda, Zoe Olson, Ross Patten, John Toussaint, Kristen Sanders and Elijah Warfield.
“Little Shop of Horrors” runs five performances only, Jan. 20-28, at Cahn Auditorium, 600 Emerson St.