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Burnsville High School kicks off Season 62 with 'Little Shop of Horrors'

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Burnsville High School Theatre Guild is excited to kick off Season 62 with the horrifically-delicious, sci-fi rock musical "Little Shop of Horrors." Directed by Erika Sasseville, the production will include seven performances November 10-19. 

Based on the film by Roger Corman, with book and lyrics by Howard Ashman and music by Alan Menken, Little Shop of Horrors begins with meek floral assistant Seymour Krelborn discovering a new breed of plant that he names “Audrey II” (after the coworker he has a crush on). This foul-mouthed, R&B-singing carnivorous plant promises unending fame and fortune to the down-and-out Seymour, as long as he keeps feeding it human blood!

“We chose Little Shop of Horrors to open Season 62 because it’s an incredibly fun, dark comedy with amazing music and fantastical technical elements!” Sasseville says. “It’s a good balance with our Season 62 spring musical, Disney’s The Little Mermaid, which is just as light and bubbly as Little Shop is dark and twisty!”

Performances on Thursday, Friday and Saturday begin at 7 p.m., and a Saturday matinee on Nov. 19 is at 2 p.m. All performances are at Burnsville High School’s Mraz Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets are $12 for adults, $11 for seniors and $10 for students. Show run time is about 2.5 hours, including a brief intermission.

“Audiences can expect to be wowed by the talents of not only our cast of incredible performers, but by the skill of our technicians behind the scenes,” Sasseville says. “From lighting to the set to the puppets, our show is STUDENT run!”

Burnsville High School Theatre Guild has been entertaining, educating, and enriching Burnsville and the surrounding communities through the performing arts since 1960.

For tickets or more information, visit https://mrazcenter.ludus.com/index.php.

CONTENT WARNING: Little Shop of Horrors includes campy depictions of violence and dark comedic themes that are not appropriate for young children or sensitive audience members.

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