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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
directed and choreographed by MARCIA MILGROM DODGE

June 22  August 18
Wurtele Thrust Stage

On Skid Row, Mr. Mushnik plans to shutter his failing florist shop when his timid staffer Seymour presents an exotic-but-wilted flytrap. As the peculiar plant draws much-needed crowds to the shop, Seymour makes a disturbing discovery: It needs fresh blood (and lots of it) to grow — a secret that forces Seymour into a Faustian bargain. A hilarious mashup of science fiction, horror and musical theater, this nostalgic classic boasts Motown-inspired hits like “Git It,” “Suddenly Seymour” and “Little Shop of Horrors.”  

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directed by HAMID DEHGHANI
July 13  August 18
McGuire Proscenium Stage

Language educator Marjan maintains a strict “English only” teaching method in her classroom to ensure her four Iranian students pass their English proficiency test with flying colors. Everyone has varying motivations, accents and enthusiasm as they pursue fluency together. After six weeks of trial, error and effort, what they discover about themselves may be the greatest learning curve of all. This Pulitzer Prize-winning new play tenderly explores the realities of the language-learning process and the parts of our identities that are lost and found along the way.

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Our 2024–2025 Season

Dreams inhabit the heart of every story in our upcoming season. Immigrants dream of what their lives in America could be. Scrooge wakes from what feels like an all-too-real dream. Fairies and mortals meet in the dreamworld while others dream of escaping their current realities — or nightmares. Even the villains dare to dream. Like the characters in these stories, we can create, as Shakespeare says, “a most rare vision.” We hope you’ll join us as these dreams and visions unfold onstage.

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