Hampton University Players and Company present Little Shop of Horrors


A nerdy florist finds his chance for success and romance with the help of a giant plant who demands to be fed. In musical style of the early 60’s rock and roll, doo-wop and early Motown, composer and playwrights Alan Menken and Howard Ashman have made audiences literally scream with laughter for decades. Come join the Hampton Players & Company as they perform “Little Shop of Horrors” and you will be dancing and singing in the aisles.

“Little Shop of Horrors” will be presented in the Little Theatre of Armstrong Hall on the campus of Hampton University, Thursday through Saturday, Oct. 16-17 at 8 p.m., with a Sunday matinee on Oct. 18 at 3 p.m. (New dates due to storm.)

The director of the production, Dr. Karen Turner Ward is a professor and the chair of the Department of Fine and Performing Arts at Hampton University. Turner has directed and produced over 78 productions during her esteemed tenure.

The cast of “Little Shop of Horrors” features Duane Richards II, Susie Chavez, Steven Hall, Eric Perry, Kedryck James, Khanner Hancock, Kristyn Beecher, Ludwidg Louizaire, Kayla Garrett, Christeanna Lalla, Whitley Pannell, Christian Caudle, Robin Boisseau, Marrisa McCoy, Meciah Powell, Quianita Miller, Briana Nealey, Chyanne Parkinson, and Victoria Rowland.

Dr. C. Perry Otto serves as the scenic and light designer. The 2015 academic year is his 24th season with the Hampton Players. While costume design for Little Shop of Horrors is lead by Pamela Bond, her theatrical credits include lighting and scenery design for Home and A Raisin In the Sun.

The Hampton Players and Company is a professionally run performing ensemble. The performers are not limited to the University stage, but have appeared on stages throughout the United States.

Prevously purchased tickets honored. Call the box office to exchange your tickets. Ticket prices are $12 for general admission, $10 for senior citizens, children, and non-HU students. HU students with ID are free. For more information or to purchase tickets, please call the Little Theatre Box Office at 757-727-5402 or 757-727-5236.