Assumption College to Present ‘Little Shop of Horrors’ at Hanover Theatre

Assumption College’s Department of Art, Music and Theatre will present Little Shop of Horrors, its 5th annual spring production at The Hanover Theatre, March 23-24. Approximately 30 Assumption College students and faculty are members of the cast and crew.

Based on one of the longest-running Off-Broadway shows, this affectionate spoof of 1950s sci-fi movies has become a household name. A down-and out skid row floral assistant becomes an overnight sensation when he discovers an exotic plant with a mysterious craving. Soon, "Audrey II" grows into an ill-tempered, foul-mouthed, R&B-singing carnivore who offers him fame and fortune in exchange for feeding its growing appetite. Audrey II finally reveals itself to be an alien creature poised for global domination. Sophomore Jonathan Souza will play Seymour, the main floral assistant who is in over his head. Sophomore Nicole Gamberale will play the role of Audrey II. Assumption College Professor Brian Tivnan is directing and producing the performance.

Show times are at 8 p.m. Saturday, March 23, and 2 p.m. Sunday, March 24. The theatre is located at 2 Southbridge St., Worcester.

If purchasing at the Assumption College Campus Bookstore, tickets cost $5 for students, and $10 for general admission. If purchasing through The Hanover, tickets cost $20 for adults; $15 for seniors, and $10 for students and children.

Call The Hanover box office at 877-571-7469 or visit for more information.

Half the proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to the Worcester County Food Bank. Audience members are encouraged to bring non-perishable food items to donate to the Worcester County Food Bank.

Kimberly Dunbar, Director of Public Affairs, Assumption College @AssumptionNews