Stepping Out

Los Altos Youth Theatre closes 'Shop' Sunday afternoon at Bus Barn Theater

Los Altos Youth Theatre’s fall musical, “Little Shop of Horrors,” is scheduled to close Sunday at Bus Barn Theater, 97 Hillview Ave.

Winner of the New York Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Musical, the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Musical and the Outer Critics Circle Award, “Horrors” satirizes science-fiction B movies and musical comedy.

The horror-comedy-rock musical about a power-hungry, R&B-singing, carnivorous plant focused on world domination features book and lyrics by Howard Ashman and music by Alan Menken.

“Horrors” is the story of meek flower shop assistant Seymour, who pines for his co-worker Audrey. During a total eclipse, Seymour discovers an unusual plant he names Audrey II, which he learns only feeds on human flesh and blood. The growing plant attracts a great deal of business for the previously struggling shop, but when Audrey II’s appetite becomes insatiable, Seymour must choose between the high life and the high road.

With music written in the style of early-1960s rock ’n’ roll, doo-wop and early Motown, “Horrors” features songs such as “Skid Row (Downtown),” “Somewhere That’s Green” and “Suddenly, Seymour.”

Mylissa Malley serves as director and choreographer; Jaymee Vaughn provides vocal direction. The show has two casts of young actors from Los Altos and surrounding cities: Kadin Abbot, Noa Amit, Yuval Amit, Marco Casillas, Madeline Cooper, Joseph Delisle, Libby Frey, Luke Hampshire, Athena Hart, Margot Johnsen, Elias Karlsson, Rose Madsen, Saylor Murphy, Elas Pitsch, Lois Pribble, Jackson Ray, Audrey Rechenmacher, Hannah Reed, May Robinson, Kate Rose, Raya Sapiro, Maddie Sullivan, Gabriel Tompkin and Madison Wenig.

Performances are slated 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday.

Tickets are $15 (students) and $20 (adults).

For tickets and more information, call 941-0551 or visit losaltosstage.org.

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