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Little Shop of Horrors to Take Center Stage at Music Pier

Little Shop of Horrors to Take Center Stage at Music Pier
By MediaWize, OCNJDailyThis fall, the Greater Ocean City Theatre Company (OCTC) is excited to present Little Shop of Horrors, which is perfect for the spooky Halloween season.

Howard Ashman and Alan Menken (Disney’s The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, and Aladdin) are the creative force behind what has become one of the longest-running off-Broadway shows.

Performance dates are Nov. 1 and 2 at 7:30 p.m. at the Ocean City Music Pier, Moorlyn Terrace, and the Boardwalk.

Tickets are $15 per person and are available for purchase by calling 609-399-6111 or visiting

An exciting mix of R&B, gospel, rock and roll, and 1950s doo-wop, Little Shop of Horrors tells the story of meek floral assistant Seymour Krelbourn and a new breed of plant he names “Audrey II” after his co-worker crush.

Set in the backdrop of downtown skid row, Seymour is promised fame and prosperity by his carnivorous companion, provided he keep Audrey II well-fed with human blood – by any means necessary.

OCTC’s production of Little Shop of Horrors is sponsored by Ocean City Coffee Company and Shriver’s Salt Water Taffy and Fudge.

The show is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI) and directed by Brandon Monokian, with sets by James Hartman, lighting by Tom Williamson, costumes by Laura Bretherick, choreography by Michael Hartman and musical direction by Andrew Hink.

OCTC’s production of Little Shop of Horrors features 25 students in seventh through 12th grades from area schools, including Ocean City High School, Egg Harbor Township High School, Upper Township Middle School, and Ocean City Intermediate School.

Leading the cast of student performers are Erik Wagner (Seymour), Ruby Doran (Audrey), Logan Brown (Orin), Aiden Brandt (Mushnik), Mia Watson (Audrey II) with the “Ronnettes” being played by Julia Wilson, Emily Wynn, Maria Stathakopoulos, and James Craver.