Little Shop of Horrors Comes to Flat Rock Playhouse

Jeremiah James and Ryah Nixon in Little Shop of Horrors / Photo by Scott Treadway

Don’t feed the plants! One of the longest-running Off-Broadway hits of all time makes its Flat Rock Playhouse debut in this hilarious musical comedy about a boy and his bloodthirsty plant. Little Shop of Horrors hits the Mainstage Oct. 6 and runs through Oct. 21 at the Clyde and Nina Allen Mainstage in the Village of Flat Rock.

Little Shop of Horrors is a rock musical and horror comedy that follows the story of down-and-out florist Seymour, who discovers a magical, bloodthirsty plant, that he names after his unrequited love, Audrey. At first, Seymour is frightened by the murderous desires of the plant, but perhaps he can find something good within the bad. Little Shop of Horrors features of a score of musical theater hits like, “Suddenly Seymour,” “Skid Row (Downtown),” and “Somewhere That’s Green.”

Little Shop of Horrors is the musical based on Roger Corman’s 1960 horror film, The Little Shop of Horrors, and was written by Alan Menken (Beauty and the Beast, A Christmas Carol, Newsies) and Howard Ashman (The Little Mermaid and Aladdin).

Jeremiah James stars as the love-struck Seymour with Flat Rock Playhouse’s own Resident Lighting Designer CJ Barnwell voicing the infamous bloodthirsty plant. Sharing the stage with James and Barnwell is returning Flat Rock Playhouse favorite, Ryah Nixon, from last year’s Million Dollar Quartet and 9 to 5: The Musical, who will be performing the role of Audrey.

Little Shop of Horrors will be directed by Dave Hart with Christopher D. Kirby serving as Choreographer and Ethan Andersen serving as Music Director.

Performances will be held Wednesday, Thursday evenings at 7:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday evenings at 8 p.m., and matinees Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets $15-$50 and can be purchased by calling  828-693-0731, toll-free at 866-732-8008 or online at

About Shelby Harrell
Shelby Harrell is the editor of the Biltmore Beacon, editor of The Guide arts and entertainment publication and is a staff writer for Mountaineer Publishing. Originally from Asheville, she has worked in journalism for seven years and currently lives in Clyde, NC.