Alumni Megan Buss
DeKalb Alumni Megan Buss stars in Little Shop of Horrors
Thursday, Apr. 20 – 29 IPFW Williams Theater
In 1982, a quirky musical about a cute little plant that feeds on human blood and flesh opened Off-Off Broadway before enjoying a five-year run at the Orpheum Theatre Off-Broadway. With a flesh-eating puppet at its center, no wonder Frank Oz (of Muppet fame) couldn’t wait to direct the movie of Little Shop of Horrors. IPFW and director Bev Redman will revisit this musical gem opening April 20 and running through April 29 in Williams Theatre.
Ethan Lichtle as Seymour, left; and Megan Buss as Audrey are joined by their back-up singer Audrey II, center.
Little Shop of Horrors is a rock and roll, doo-wop style musical with a Motown flare that has a love story at its core. Seymour Krelborn, a hapless florist shop worker, discovers a mysterious plant similar to a Venus Fly Trap while browsing the wholesale flower district. He lovingly returns it to Mushnik’s Skid Row Florist where he works. Seymour, who is secretly in love with his co-worker Audrey, names the plant Audrey II in her honor.