Mercury Theater Chicago presents

March 1st - June 30th!

Music by Alan Menken
Book and Lyrics by Howard Ashman

Directed by L. Walter Stearns
Musical Direction by Eugene Dizon

Winner of the New York Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Musical, the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Musical, and the Outer Critics Circle Award, LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS has devoured the hearts of audiences around the world for more than 30 years, following the story of floral assistant Seymour Krelborn as he stumbles across a new breed of carnivorous plant that promises to grant him fame, fortune and all his desires – as long as the blood keeps flowing.


Assistant at Mushnik’s flower shop, orphan Seymour Krelborn is in search of an escape from his poverty-stricken life on an urban skid-row, and in love with his co-worker, Audrey. After obtaining a mysterious carnivorous plant, whom he names Audrey II, he discovers that it survives only by blood, and it quickly blossoms into a fully-fledged local attraction that propels the flower shop to success. But as the shop’s popularity grows, so does Audrey II’s hunger for blood, along with Audrey’s love for Seymour. Before long, Seymour discovers Audrey II’s extra-terrestrial roots and her ultimate desire for world domination.

Who is LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS appropriate for?

A cult-classic, LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS connects with audiences across the age spectrum. Though this production is a dark comedy, it contains some content which may be frightening for younger audience members, including violence and language. This production is recommended for audience members ages 10 and up.