ICYMI: The TDPS Production of "Little Shop of Horrors"


BY: Samara Brown

This past weekend was closing weekend for this semester’s Theater, Dance & Performance Studies (TDPS) production of Little Shop Of Horrors The Musical. Directed by guest director Ron Himes, Little Shop Of Horrors was a rock and roll inspired tale of love, violence, and greed .

Little Shop of horrors follows a sad fellow named Seymour, as he manages to get everything he ever wanted and lose it in the blink of an eye, all with the help of a soulful, mysterious, ( and murderous) plant. The show was performed by UMD’s very own students, including Samara Brown, a current member of SSLC and UMSuccess. Brown played Ronnette, the spunky feature of “The Ronnettes trio” the narrators of the musical.

Every semester, UMD produces two main stage productions, all starring University Of Maryland’s own student actors, lighting designers, sound designers, board operators, etc. The sets are amazing, like something expected from a Broadway show. The next show of the season is “Citizen”, a play about the black experience in America. This play will feature real, relevant issues of our society from the black and white perspective.  

These productions are some of Maryland’s many cherished gems. If you’re interested in anything theatre or dance related, take a short walk down to the Clarice or visit theclarice.umd.edu. It’s time to experience storytelling at its finest, in our own backyard!  

Kiana Jones