“Little Shop of Horrors” featured at Feb. 24 Hearts in the Arts Theatre Gala

Jan. 20, 2022

Reservations are open for the 20th Annual Hearts in the Arts Gala, sponsored by the McLennan Community College Foundation. This year’s Gala on Feb. 24 features the McLennan Theatre performance of “Little Shop of Horrors” at the Ball Performing Arts Center on the MCC campus. Tickets are $100 each and include drinks and dining at 6 p.m. and the theatre performance at 7:30 p.m. Dessert will be served at intermission. Tables for eight are $800 and include preferred dinner seating.

Sprouting from the musical minds behind “The Little Mermaid” and “Beauty and the Beast,” Broadway’s sensational sci-fi fantasy gobbles its way onto the McLennan stage with “Little Shop of Horrors.” The musical first opened off Broadway in 1982 before moving to the Orpheum Theatre in New York, where it enjoyed a five-year run. Best known for the 1986 film adaptation featuring Rick Moranis and Steve Martin, Little Shop follows hapless floral assistant Seymour Krebs in his quest to find love and to escape his bleak existence on Skid Row. All his aspirations appear doomed for failure until one day, an extraterrestrial plant mysteriously appears in his shop, giving Seymour much more than he bargained for.

The McLennan production is directed by faculty choreographer Joe Taylor and features several elaborate puppets to portray the plant, Audrey, in her various stages of growth and unbridled appetite.

Hearts in the Arts is an affinity group of the MCC Foundation that supports the arts at McLennan. All proceeds from the Gala event benefit McLennan scholarships and special projects benefiting visual and performing arts students and faculty.

Gala reservations are due by Feb. 17. For more information, please visit www.mclennan.edu/foundation/hearts. To make reservations, contact the MCC Foundation at 254-299-8604 or reservations@mclennan.edu.