LIttle Shop of Horrors

Ashland High School Theatrical Society

2019 Winter Production

Little Shop of Horrors

Book and Lyrics by Howard Ashman Music by Alan Menken

Based on the film by Roger Corman

Screenplay by Charles Griffith

A deviously delicious Broadway and Hollywood sci-fi smash musical, Little Shop Of Horrors has devoured the hearts of theatre goers for over 30 years. Howard Ashman and Alan Menken (Disney's The Little Mermaid, Beauty And The Beast, and Aladdin) are the creative geniuses behind what has become one of the most popular shows in the world.

The meek floral assistant Seymour Krelborn stumbles across a new breed of plant he names "Audrey II" - after his coworker crush. This foul, R&B-singing carnivore promises unending fame and fortune to the down and out Krelborn as long as he keeps feeding it, BLOOD. Over time, though, Seymour discovers Audrey II's out of this world origins and intent towards global domination!

Friday, March 1 at 7 PM

Saturday, March 2 at 7 PM

Sunday, March 3 at 2PM

Directed by David E. Harrington

Musical Direction: Kim Whiteley Choreography: Denise Sullivan

Production Staff

Scenic and Sound Design: David E. Harrington

Technical, Lighting, Costume and Makeup Direction: David E. Harrington

Stage Manager: Justin Madison

Assistant Director: Cole Hebb

Student Costume Designer: Anne Fejer

Student Lighting Designer: Toby Finke

Assistant to the Scenic Designer: Lauren Burke

Deputy Stage Manager: Anna Giorgio

Student Technical Director: Kaitlyn Ivory

Scenic Crew:

Make-up Artist:

Sound Board: Matthew Ducharme

  • Spot Light Operator: Armando Libier

House Manager: Hallie Ivory

Head Usher:

Box Office Managers: Lindsey Krasner

House Staff:

The Audrey II Band

Conductor: Kim Whiteley


(In Order of Appearance)








Audrey II (Manipulation)-

Audrey II (Voice)-


Based on the film by Roger Corman, Screenplay by Charles Griffith. Originally produced by the WPA Theatre (Kyle Renick, Producing Director) Originally produced at the Orpheum Theatre, New York City by the WPA Theatre, David Geffen, Cameron Mackintosh and the Shubert Organization

Little Shop of Horrors Is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.


Audition Principals

The Audition Process will be guided by the following principals:

  • Students will not be excluded from being cast simply because they are inexperienced.
  • The casting procedures will be professional and respectful—keeping in mind all actors face rejection all the time, and feel it.
  • All students are welcome to audition.
  • Everyone can act, and does so every single day.

Audition Method

Anyone with a grain of compassion hates auditions. You know that you are going to hurt someone’s feelings, no matter what you do. Unfortunately, no one has ever found a better way to cast a play. You have to audition. There are many audition methods built around answering particular questions. This audition requires a prepared song.

Anyone auditioning will sing a song from the show. Songs must be memorized. Choose a song from the choices given that are most appropriate to your range and temperament. Prepare your song in advance. The audition should be an artful display of your acting and singing ability. Accompanying your when you audition will be a recording.

We will look for four things when you audition:

  1. Showing off your ability as a singer.
  2. Demonstrating your abilities as a musician.
  3. Using your skills as an actor.
  4. Showing off your ability to carry a role.

We will post song choices in November.

Audition Songs:

Female: TBD

Male: TBD

Audition Material

Posted will be the audition material. The material includes:

  1. Vocal Score for audition songs.
  2. Scenes from the script that contain the audition songs and the play synopsis.
  3. Karaoke tracks for practicing.

Anyone auditioning will need to print and download relevant material needed for the audition. AHSTS does not provide copies unless there are extenuating circumstances.

Framework of Auditions

  • Auditions will be open only to those auditioning.