The musical Little Shop of Horrors gets such frequent runs in Houston, it's almost as though Audrey, the carnivorous plant that grows ever larger with each act, never leaves town — she just moves from stage to stage. Music Box Theater gives us the latest incarnation of the popular show that chronicles the adventures of nerdy Seymour Krelborn, who finds an exotic plant that just happens to thrive on human blood.
Artistic Director Michael J. Ross describes the plant as ''a man-eating, soul-singing and foul-mouthed plant hell-bent on world domination.'' Ross and Kristina Sullivan lead the cast as Seymour and Audrey. The score includes several hit songs: ''Skid Row (Downtown),'' ''Somewhere That's Green'' and ''Suddenly, Seymour.'' Despite the dire fate that befalls victims of the plant, this is a warm, emotionally appealing and hilarious comedy.
Houston, TX 77098
Region: Lower Shepherd-Kirby
8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, August 8 and 22, 2 p.m. August 18 and 25. Through August 31. 2623 Colquitt. For information, call 713-522-7722 or visit themusicboxtheater.com. $35 to $45.
Thursdays-Saturdays; Sundays, 2 p.m. Starts: Aug. 8. Continues through Aug. 25, 2013