Encore Youth Theatre Presents

Little Shop of Horrors


This gleefully gruesome musical is a cult classic, with a lineup of energetic songs and an assortment of zany characters, this show will delight anyone with a taste for the unusual!  

Down-and-out, skid row floral assistant Seymour becomes an overnight sensation when he discovers an exotic plant with a mysterious craving for fresh blood! Seymour, infatuated with his co-worker Audrey, allows his craving for fame and fortune to seduce him into playing nursemaid to the man-eating plant. Naming the plant after his secret love, soon "Audrey II" grows into an ill-tempered, R&B-singing carnivore who offers him his hearts desires…  

One of the longest-running Off-Broadway shows of all time, this affectionate spoof, based on the campy Roger Corman 1960 flick, has become a household name. Thanks to a highly successful 1986 film version starring Rick Moranis and a score by the songwriting team of Howard Ashman and Alan Menken. Their songs straddle the line between joy and satire. Musically they invoke recognizable styles ('50s doo-wop, saccharine Broadway love song), but the pointed, comical lyrics constantly collide with the music's sensibilities and the contrast produces continuously entertaining results.  

Encore’s Youth Theatre’s  award-winning “dream team” of Ali Whitman (as Director/Choreographer), and Sean Tamburrino (as Musical Director, who will offer his talent as the R&B rocking voice of Audrey II), bring a creative twist and passion to this production, making it one of Encore’s most audience-anticipated productions in years!  

Starring Helena Marie Woods (currently in production for Nigel Lythgoe’s production of “Finding Cinderella”) as Audrey, Drew Bradford  as Seymour, Austin Cook as Mr. Mushnik,  Logan Wilson as Orin, Sean Tamburrino as the voice of Audrey II, and Katie Heniser, Sammy Belgum, and Jalie Fransway as The Urchins.  

Show plays October 1,2,3 and 8,9,10 at the Avo Playhouse in Vista, CA  call for tickets at:  (760) 724-2110 or go to  This show is considered PG. 

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