“Little Shop of Horrors”: U-M Musket.:
Nov. 18-20. Sam Aupperlee directs U-M students in Howard Ashman and Alan Menken’s 1982 musical, a wryly humorous, oddly tender-hearted black comedy about a carnivorous plant that grows to ferocious proportions. Adopted by a nerdy store clerk who fondly names it “Audrey” after the object of his unrequited affections, it initially seems to bring him good fortune–but as the plant thrives, it grows more and more bloodthirsty, driving its owner to murder. Inspired by the low-budget Roger Corman 1960 comedy-horror flick, the show was an Off-Broadway hit in the early 1980s and became a musical film in 1986. 8 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.) & 2 p.m. (Sun.), Power Center. Tickets $10–$20 in advance at ummusket.org. email@example.com., . . . . . .