Penn State Harrisburg to present “Little Shop of Horrors,” April 6 to 9

Logo that reads Little Shop of Horrors
Credit: Maria Enriquez

MIDDLETOWN, Pa. – The Penn State Harrisburg School of Humanities will present its spring musical, “Little Shop of Horrors,” at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, April 6 to 8 and 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 9. The performances will take place in the Mukund S. Kulkarni Theatre at Penn State Harrisburg. 

The performance at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 9 will be a sensory friendly performance. These shows are dedicated performances with a focus on those individuals on the autism spectrum or with other developmental or cognitive disabilities or sensory sensitivity. Sensory friendly performances are also beneficial for those with small children or those who are experiencing theatre for the first time. This performance will provide a safe, judgment-free space that minimizes potentially triggering theatrical elements while maintaining the integrity of the production.

“Little Shop of Horrors” is an iconic musical about a smitten flower shop assistant who “discovers an unusual plant... which feeds only on human flesh and blood.” The book and lyrics are by Howard Ashman, and the music is by Alan Menken. 

The musical is directed by Maria Enriquez, assistant teaching professor of theater, and the music director is Genevieve Karki, adjunct professor at Penn State Harrisburg. 

General admission is $10. Admission for Penn State Harrisburg students, faculty, and staff is $5. Purchase tickets at the Penn State Harrisburg box office