Auditions for “Little Shop of Horrors” will be held at 6 p.m. today at The Star Theater.
Music will be provided upon arrival. Candidates also will be reading scenes from the script.
“Little Shop of Horrors” is a comedy horror rock musical by composer Alan Menken and writer Howard Ashman about a hapless florist shop worker who raises a plant that feeds on human flesh and blood.
The musical is based on the low-budget 1960 black comedy film “The Little Shop of Horrors,” directed by Roger Corman. The music, composed by 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.”
In addition to the original long-running 1982 off-Broadway production and subsequent Broadway production, the musical has been performed all over the world. Because of its small cast and relatively simple orchestrations, it has become popular with community theater, school and other amateur groups. The musical also was made into a 1986 film of the same name, directed by Frank Oz.