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Tyler Legacy Theatre presents Little Shop of Horrors, their 2021 Fall season's second musical. This musical production, presented in special arrangement with Music Theatre International, brings all the dark, comedic fun that audiences may recall from the 1986 film to life on the stage.

Tyler Legacy Theatre is known for bringing high-quality musicals to Tyler year after year. This year they have stepped up their production schedule to compensate for all the downtime over the previous year due to COVID restrictions. Audiences were ready to get back out and support local artists. Clayton Nail, the lead director at Legacy, along with his fantastic team of directors, Cindi Stokes and Holly McWilliams, has done something unheard of in the area and brought two musicals to the stage in a single semester.

"The excitement and response to our recent production of Mamma Mia left us primed to produce this show," Lead Director Clayton Nail said. “Musicals are not an easy thing to pull off, especially if you're talking about two of them back-to-back.  We have a talent pool at Legacy that is exceptionally deep. I am thrilled that audiences coming to both shows will get to see two unique casts and a variety of new names in our crew," Nail said.

Alan Cox, a senior at Legacy playing Seymour Krellborn, is thrilled to be bringing this iconic character to life for East Texas audiences. "I fell in love with this musical my freshman year and honestly thought that I would never get the chance to perform in it." Alan shared, "But when I found out that we were putting it on as our second musical of the year, I knew that I had to give it my all to land my dream role."

Nail added that with the completion of the facility renovations at Legacy Theatre, the department has considerably stepped up its production quality. "We knew that we had to bring our very best in all aspects of our productions this year. With the finishing of the bond renovations and the return to normal theatre operations, we wanted to provide as many opportunities for our students and the community to experience great theatre as possible."

Previous productions by Tyler Legacy Theatre include Mamma Mia and Footloose.

Tickets and showtime information for Little Shop of Horrors is listed below:

Nov. 18 - 7:00 p.m. Nov. 19 - 7:00 p.m.
Nov. 20 - 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.
Nov. 21 - 2:00 p.m.

Tickets: $10 each schoolpay.com/link/littleshop 

For more information, please contact Jennifer Hines at 903-262-1064.