LITTLE SHOP PUB 1Marin Summer Theater opens its 2016 season with LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, a charming, kooky and hilarious musical cult classic. Performances are on July 7, 8, 9, 10 at the Emily Gates Student Center at San Marin High School in Novato. Tickets may be purchased in advance at Tickets may also be purchased at the door.

A deviously delicious Broadway and Hollywood sci-fi smash musical based on the film by Roger Corman, 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. LITTLE SHOP was the winner of the 1982 Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Musical, Drama Desk Award for Best Musical, and Outer Critics Circle Award.

LITTLE SHOP tells how Seymour Krelborn, the assistant at Mushnik's Flower Shop in downtrodden Skid Row, becomes an overnight sensation when he discovers a strange and exotic plant. He names it Audrey Two in order to impress glamorous Audrey, the colleague he’s secretly in love with. Audrey Two quickly starts to wilt, putting Seymour’s job and dream future with Audrey at risk. Accidentally pricking his finger, Seymour discovers Audrey Two needs more than plant food to thrive. The plant grows into a bad-tempered, foul-mouthed carnivore whose voracious appetite becomes increasingly difficult to satisfy. How far will Seymour go for the woman of his dreams?

LITTLE SHOP PUB 7Directed by Amanda Morando and Kate Kenyon (who also serve as Musical Director and Choreographer respectively), the LITTLE SHOP creative team includes Scenic Design by Lauren-Sutton Beattie, Costume, Hair and Make-up Design by Gillian Eichenberger, Lighting Design by Brigid Tillotson, and Sound Design by Katie Mayfield and Eric White. Audrey II creature design and construction is by Huda Al-Jamal.

Featured in the cast are Jesse Northen as Seymour Krelborn, Elena Schoen as Audrey, Jacob Vorperian as Mr. Mushnick, Morgan Hacker as Orin Scrivello the sadistic Dentist and Miles Smith as the Voice of the Plant.

After LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, MST will present A WHOLE NEW WORLD: The Magic of Alan Menken (on July 15 & 16 at San Marin High School) and LITTLE WOMEN, THE MUSICAL (July 21 through July 31 at Drake High School in San Anselmo). A WHOLE NEW WORLD is a musical revue showcasing the work of the popular composer of ALADDIN, THE LITTLE MERMAID, NEWSIES, HERCULES and many more. LITTLE WOMEN, THE MUSICAL is the Tony nominated musical based on Louisa May Alcott's beloved novel, Little Women.