KVTA’s Little Shop of Horrors Takes Center Stage in Kankakee


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KANKAKEE – Get ready to be enthralled by the deviously delicious world of “Little Shop of Horrors,” a Broadway and Hollywood sci-fi smash musical that has captivated theater enthusiasts for over three decades. 

The creative brilliance of Howard Ashman and Alan Menken, known for their iconic work on Disney classics like “The Little Mermaid,” “Beauty And The Beast,” and “Aladdin,” is behind this extraordinary production that has taken the global stage by storm.

At the heart of the story is Seymour Krelborn, an unassuming floral assistant, who stumbles upon an extraordinary plant he dubs “Audrey II” after his crush and coworker. This carnivorous, R&B-singing botanical marvel offers Seymour the promise of endless fame and fortune, provided he continually feeds it – with BLOOD. As time unfolds, Seymour unearths Audrey II’s extraterrestrial origins and its chilling plan for worldwide domination.

Under the visionary direction of Jordyn Ward, KVTA Studios’ Black Box Theatre in Kankakee is set to host four exhilarating performances of this sensational musical. Mark your calendars for September 16 and 23 at 7 pm, as well as September 17 and 24 at 2 pm, to witness the magic firsthand. Tickets can be conveniently secured via KVTA.org, at the venue’s entrance one hour before each show, or by reaching out to the box office at 815-935-8510.

As anticipation builds, it’s important to note that each audience member must have their own ticket, with lap sitting unfortunately not permitted. Additionally, please be aware that the production is recommended for ages 3 and above, as no children under 3 will be admitted. Remember, all sales are final, with no refunds or exchanges available – a testament to the confidence the creators have in delivering an unforgettable experience.

Prepare to be transported to a world where music, mystery, and mayhem converge, as KVTA’s “Little Shop of Horrors” readies to take Kankakee by storm. This is a theatrical event that promises to leave you both thrilled and chilled, as you witness the unfolding of a story that has stood the test of time, captivating audiences young and old. Don’t miss your chance to be part of the magic!


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