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Harlequin set to open its musical shop of horrors

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The cast of Harlequin Musical Theatre’s production of Little Shop of Horrors is ready for opening night. Photo supplied

A talented cast is ready to deliver a stage production of the classic show Little Shop of Horrors for Harlequin Musical Theatre.

Many people will know the story from the smash hit 1986 “horror comedy musical film”, directed by Frank Oz and starring actors including Rick Moranis and Steve Martin.

Harlequin says the story centres on geeky floral assistant Seymour, who finds his chance for love and success through a strange and extraordinary plant.

“Can he cater to the demands of this rapacious man-eating plant and still win the affections of sweet bubble-headed Audrey, or will Audrey II’s plan for global domination destroy his chances?

“Harlequin Musical Theatre, the hub of community theatre in east Auckland, brings you this sci-fi smash musical that’s devoured the hearts of theatre-goers for over 30 years.

Little Shop of Horrors is the deviously delicious, delightfully hilarious, lovable story of Seymour, a hapless florist and his blood-thirsty botanical companion.”

The production is directed by Dan Chasemore, who says he’s “pumped” for audiences to see his fun new take on the classic story.

“As a director, the most exciting thing for me is the rotating cast.

“It means no two shows are the same, and every single audience member will get a unique experience.”

Little Shop of Horrors plays from August 12-28 at Harlequin Musical Theatre, 563 Pakuranga Road, Howick.

Evening shows are at 7.30pm with 2pm matinees on Saturday and Sunday.

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