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Little Shops of Horrors to Open at Center for the Arts

Feed the need for musical hilarity with this delicious sci-fi smash about a man-eating plant.

Who would have thought a story about an evil and boisterous, flytrap-like extraterrestrial plant that feeds on human blood and seeks world domination would make such a great musical? Check out Little Shop of Horrors, running Friday, Jan. 12 through Sunday, Jan. 28 at The Center for the Arts in Murfreesboro.

The meek floral assistant Seymour Krelborn stumbles across a new breed of plant he names “Audrey II” – after his coworker crush. This R&B-singing carnivore promises unending fame and fortune to the down-and-out Krelborn as long as he keeps feeding it…Over time, though, Seymour discovers Audrey II’s out-of-this-world origins and intent toward global domination!

Little Shop of Horrors is delightfully quirky, often to the point of absurdity, with surprisingly rich characters, killer music, and even an alien lifeform thrown in for good measure. Our cast has been an absolute joy to work with, and like the story they tell, they have the very best mix of hilarity and heart. I am honored to have the opportunity to bring this fan favorite to life at the Center for the Arts,” shares director Heather Steele.

The show is directed by Heather Steele and rated PG-13.

Tickets are currently on sale at, by calling 615-904-ARTS (2787), or in person at the Center for the Arts Box Office, 110 West College Street, in downtown Murfreesboro.

Little Shop of Horrors performance dates

  • Fri, January 12 at 7:30 pm
  • Sat, January 13 at 2:00 pm
  • Sat, January 13 at 7:30 pm
  • Sun, January 14 at 2:00 pm
  • Fri, January 19 at 7:30 pm
  • Sat, January 20 at 2:00 pm
  • Sat, January 20 at 7:30 pm
  • Sun, January 21 at 2:00 pm
  • Fri, January 26 at 7:30 pm
  • Sat, January 27 at 2:00 pm
  • Sat, January 27 at 7:30 pm
  • Sun, January 28 at 2:00 pm

Discount of $2 ticket for groups of 10 or more. Call 615-904-2787 for group reservations. For more information, visit


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Michael Aldrich

Michael Aldrich is Nashville Parent's Managing Editor and a Middle Tennessee arts writer. He and his wife, Alison, are the proud parents of 4-year-old Ezra and baby Norah.