August 03, 2023 - August 06, 2023
  • Oglebay Institute's Towngate Theatre & Cinema
    2118 Market Street
    Wheeling, WV 26003
  • 304--242-7700
  • Hours
    Thursday-Saturday: 7:00pm / Sunday: 3:00pm
  • $15.00

Parcel Players, Oglebay Institute’s summer theater program, present “Little Shop of Horrors” August 3-6 at Towngate Theatre.

Curtain is 7pm Thursday-Saturday. A 3pm matinee takes place Sunday, August 6.

All tickets are $15. Purchase online , by calling 304-242-7700 or at the door, if available.

About the Play

“Little Shop of Horrors”
Music by Alan Menken
Lyrics and Book by Howard Ashman

A deviously delicious Broadway and Hollywood sci-fi smash musical, Little Shop of Horrors has devoured the hearts of theatre goers for more than 30 years. Howard Ashman and Alan Menken (Disney’s The Little Mermaid, Beauty and The Beast, and Aladdin) are the creative geniuses behind what has become one of the most popular shows in the world.

The story follows a hapless florist shop worker who raises a plant that feeds on human blood and flesh. The musical is based on the low-budget 1960 black comedy film The Little Shop of Horrors. The music, composed by Menken in the style of early 1960s rock and roll, doo-wop, and early Motown, includes several well-known tunes, including the title song, “Skid Row (Downtown),” “Somewhere That’s Green,” and “Suddenly, Seymour.”

Keeping the Community in Community Theater in Wheeling. . .

Towngate is a cornerstone of creative life in Wheeling and serves as an entertainment destination for residents of the Ohio Valley and beyond. People of all ages and backgrounds gather here to create and experience art onstage. Most of all, Towngate celebrates the essential power of theater to illuminate our common humanity. The community enjoys and participates in hundreds of live performances, classes and workshops year-round.