Gulfshore Playhouse announces auditions for “Little Shop of Horrors” teen production

Gulfshore Playhouse announces auditions for “Little Shop of Horrors” teen production

Local teens interested in developing their musical theater skills have the chance to take part in a cult classic at Gulfshore Playhouse, Naples’ premier professional theater. Auditions for “Little Shop of Horrors,” Gulfshore Playhouse Education’s STAR (Student Theatre Artists in Residence) Academy spring production, will take place Jan. 19 and are open to students ages 13 to 18.

Featuring book and lyrics by Howard Ashman and music by Alan Menken, “Little Shop of Horrors” tells the story of hapless shopkeeper Seymour, who brings prosperity to his run-down flower shop when he obtains a mysterious and rare plant. In this smash-hit, comedy rock musical, prosperity quickly turns to horror as Seymour learns the plant only hungers for one thing — human blood. Adapted from the blockbuster hit film, “Little Shop of Horrors” has devoured the hearts of theatre-goers for more than 30 years.

Students will take the stage for performances of “Little Shop of Horrors” May 15-22. The auditions, rehearsals and shows will be overseen and directed by Steven Calakos, director of education for Gulfshore Playhouse.