Feed me, Seymour! If those words ring a bell, you want to head to the New Marietta Theater in the Square for their final production of 2022, The Little Shop of Horrors.
It’s the story of a sweet shopkeeper named Seymour who is in love with his colleague Audrey. He discovers this unique plant after a natural event, and he names it Audrey II. Audrey II gets quite a bit of attention in the shop, but she has a bad habit that Seymour has to nurture, so to speak. The Local Take Day at the Play will take place on Sunday, October 16 at 2 p.m.
Emil Thomas, director of the New Marietta Theater in the Square, joins us in sharing his love of theatre.
I ask Thomas about his decision to close out the 2022 season with Little Shop of Horrors, and he talks about packing a big musical into an intimate space. He also talks about modernizing the room and the decor. Thomas also shares that the cast is mostly black and he brought in veteran musical theater actors from Atlanta.
Little Shop of Horrors runs from October 14-31.
As this play ends the theater’s official season, on November 25, their holiday production The Gift of the Magi, set in 1950s Atlanta, takes place. Their holiday season ends with a Christmas musical on the radio airing from December 16 to 24.
For tickets and information on Little Shop of Horrors and more.