Students Bring Little Shop of Horrors to Bosnia

An American student-produced musical said its 75th annual production, Little Shop of Horrors, will tour Bosnia. The Dolphin Show tour is part of the U.S. Embassy to Bosnia and Herzegovina’s cultural diplomacy program and will be the first production of the musical in Bosnia.

The Northwestern Uni students will perform in Banja Luka, Doboj, Mostar and Sarajevo, organize workshops with Bosnian theater students and meet other theater professionals in the country.

“We are delighted to bring Northwestern University’s Dolphin Show to Bosnia and Herzegovina,” said Elizabeth Blumenthal, the cultural affairs officer for the U.S. Embassy in Sarajevo and a Northwestern alumna.

“The musical is a uniquely American art form and Little Shop of Horrors is a great example of the genre, so we’re really excited to share it with Bosnian audiences. The fact that the Dolphin Show is produced entirely by students also sends a very positive message to young people here in Bosnia and Herzegovina about how much you can accomplish when you’re engaged and committed.”

Little Shop of Horrors tells the story of Seymour Krelborn, a meek and dejected assistant at a floral shop who happens upon a strange plant, which he affectionately names “Audrey II” after his crush at the shop. Little does he know that this strange and unusual plant will develop a soulful R&B voice, a potty mouth, and an unquenchable thirst for blood. As Audrey II grows bigger and meaner, the carnivorous plant promises limitless fame and fortune to Seymour, as long as he continues providing a fresh supply of blood. Just when it’s too late, Seymour discovers Audrey II’s extraterrestrial origins and his true drive for world domination.


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