Celebrate Halloween at UDPAC with “Little Shop of Horrors” – Oct. 24-26

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Seymour (Gabe Duncan) tries to rescue Audrey (Haley Brown) from the clutches of a man-eating plant in "Little Shop of Horrors," a production by UDHS.
Seymour (Gabe Duncan) tries to rescue Audrey (Haley Brown) from the clutches of a man-eating plant in “Little Shop of Horrors,” a production by UDHS.

A Man-Eating Plant is Coming to Upper Darby to Celebrate Halloween!

Upper Darby High School students proudly present “Little Shop of Horrors” from October 24th-26th at the Upper Darby Performing Arts Center.

Tickets are $10 and are available online at www.upac.org or by calling the Box Office at 610-622-1189. Parking is free and easily accessible to the theater. Performances are Friday and Saturday, October 24 and 25 at 7:30 PM and on Sunday, October 26 at 7 PM. The show is 70 minutes long and rated PG.

This comedic thriller revolves around a carnivorous plant that takes control of a shabby florist in iconic Skid Row. With music written by Alan Menken, the composer of “Aladdin,” “Beauty and the Beast” and “Newsies,” “Little Shop of Horrors” is a nostalgic trip back into the 1960’s. The audience will be taken through scenes that will leave them in constant suspense and musical bliss. What better way to celebrate Halloween than to experience this classic horror-filled musical?

“Little Shop of Horrors” is directed by Kevin Dietzler and Abby Shunskis with musical direction by Dan Matarazzo, who have created many shows at Upper Darby High School, Upper Darby Summer Stage, and professionally. The set and costumes are designed by Tim Bruno. The Performing Arts Center has also rented giant plant puppets created by master puppeteer Patrick Ahearn.

Playing Seymour is Gabe Duncan. Gabe is new to Upper Darby but is excited to be a part of its theatre program. Seymour is a clumsy, yet caring, worker at Mr Mushnik’s florist shop. He instantly rises to fame when he discovers a rare and interesting plant. He names it Audrey Two after his coworker Audrey, who he is secretly in love with. He then has to find a way to satisfy its growing appetite for blood.

Playing Audrey is Haley Brown. She has been in every theatre performance at Upper Darby since she was a freshman. Now taking on the role as Audrey, she steps into an exciting role. Audrey is a sweet and innocent resident of Skid Row. She has very low self-esteem and doesn’t date the nicest guys. She then sees that Seymour has been in front of her all along. She just needs to convince herself that a nice guy is what she deserves.

Playing the voice of Audrey Two is Derron Harris. He has been in shows at Upper Darby before but a man eating plant very different from his other roles. Audrey Two is an alien plant with a taste for blood and through manipulation it doesn’t go hungry. The more it eats, the bigger it gets, taking over Mushnik’s innocent flower shop and many of the cast.

Adding to the fun is a demented dentist and a cast of wacky characters from Skid Row that promise an evening of wacky, nostalgic fun.

The students of Upper Darby High School invite you to join them as they kick off the 2014-2015 season with “Little Shop of Horrors” and remember…

Dont Feed the Plant!

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