Suddenly, Seymour—and Audrey, and Audrey II. The city's Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events just announced a late addition to this weekend's Halloween festivities, with a free screening of the cult classic horror-comedy musical Little Shop of Horrors at Pritzker Pavilion.
The 1986 Frank Oz film, adapted from a 1982 Off Broadway show by Howard Ashman and Alan Menken (who went on to write songs for Disney classics The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast and Aladdin), stars Rick Moranis as dweeby flower shop employee Seymour, who pines for coworker Audrey (the exquisite Ellen Greene). When he finds an unusual plant, he names it after Audrey, but it turns out to be an alien killer with an insatiable hunger for flesh. Steve Martin is also terrific in the supporting role of a sadistic dentist.
The screening starts at 6:30pm and the movie's just an hour and a half long, so you'll be done in plenty of time to get to your costume party. Food and drinks from Goose Island will be on sale at the park's concession stands, or bring your own.Share the story