Lauralton Hall brings Little Shop of Horrors to stage this month

Lauralton Hall will present Little Shop of Horrors, a sci-fi horror musical based on the film by Roger Corman, with screenplay written by Charles Griffith, at Parsons Center Veterans Memorial Auditorium Oct. 23 at 7:30 p.m., Oct. 24 at 7 p.m. and Oct. 25 at 2 p.m.

This tongue-in-cheek comedy features characters that include a singing plant, a daring hero, a sweet girl and a demented dentist.

As one of the longest-running Off-Broadway shows of all time, this spoof of 1950s sci-fi movies has become a household name, thanks to a highly successful film version and a 1960s pop/rock score created by Howard Ashman and Alan Menken.

Director and Chair of the Lauralton Hall Fine Arts Department Margy Sargent said she is excited to bring the production alive on the stage in Milford.

“Little Shop gives our incredibly talented cast a great opportunity to show off not only great voices, but also their outstanding comedic abilities,” Sargent said. “This show is as fun to produce as it is to watch.”

Students from Notre Dame of West Haven have joined the ensemble to make the production complete.

Milford resident and Lauralton Hall senior Ariana Andino impressed the directors during her audition and captured one of the leading roles, Crystal.

All performances are open to the public and tickets—$15 for adults and $10 for students and seniors—will be available at the door..

The Parsons Complex is located at 70 West River Street, Milford. For more information contact: Sue Bonaventura at: 203-877-2786, ext. 154, or