Bloody good time: Little Shop of Horrors devours the stage at Johnson County Arts and Heritage Center

    “Little Shop of Horrors” devours Overland Park's stage with a bloodthirsty plant, a stellar cast, and an extraordinary theatrical experience. Don’t miss the horror and allure from Oct. 6 to Oct. 22!

    Little Shop of Horrors (Source: IMDB)

    Little Shop of Horrors (Source: IMDB)

    Audience members are in for a treat as the delightfully dark musical, “Little Shop of Horrors,” premieres at the Black Box Theatre at the Johnson County Arts and Heritage Center on Friday, Oct. 6. Amidst the echo of enthralling songs and mesmerizing puppetry, the “deviously delicious Broadway and Hollywood sci-fi smash musical” is expected to captivate the hearts of many.

    A Foul-Mouthed Carnivorous Plant

    The plot thickens around the meek and humdrum life of Seymour Krelborn, a floral assistant who encounters a new breed of plant he affectionately names "Audrey II." Despite its charming name, this plant craves blood and world domination. Its out-of-this-world origins become a bane to Krelborn as he discovers its deadly intentions, leading to a spiral of dark comedic events.

    An Assembled Cast of Stellar Talent

    Director Ile Haggins, accompanied by Choreographer Tara Burgat and Musical Director Ty Tuttle, leads a talented ensemble for this production. They introduce “Little Shop of Horrors” with a twist, setting the stage for an extraordinary theatrical experience that plays against the typical casting types, “shaking things up a bit.”

    Little Shop of Horrors (Source: SF Chronicle)

    A Resonating Anticipation

    As the buzz grows louder, the anticipation among the audience members amplifies. The charm of the Black Box Theatre, with its intimate setting, is hailed as an ideal venue for bringing the rich narrative of this iconic tale to life. With a masterful set that uses every inch of the space, fans, and first-timers are bound to be entranced by this timeless story of blood, love, and a bit of horror.

    Before the curtains draw to a close on Sunday, Oct. 22, the musical promises to leave its mark, etching its melody and drama into the hearts of those who dare to feed the hunger of “Little Shop of Horrors.”

    (Several parts of the text in this article, including the title, were generated with the help of an AI tool.)