Little Shop of Horrors in Manila: where love blossoms and plants bite

The Sandbox Collective is thrilled to present the classic Broadway musical, “Little Shop of Horrors: A Bloodthirsty Musical Comedy,” featuring the most iconic Venus flytrap ever seen in media! This production, set to open on July 6 at the Globe Auditorium, Maybank Performing Arts Theater, tells the story of a shy florist who discovers a peculiar plant with an insatiable appetite for fame, fortune—and human blood.

This 2024 production of “Little Shop of Horrors” promises to be a unique blend of horror and comedy with a green thumb for love. Directed by the Sandbox Collective’s managing artistic director, Toff de Venecia, with musical direction by Ejay Yatco, the show also celebrates The Sandbox Collective’s 10th anniversary.

With a memorable score and a talented Manila cast bringing this story to life, audiences will be treated to unforgettable music and electrifying performances.

Meet the cast

The cast for Little Shop of Horrors features Nyoy Volante and Reb Atadero as shy, nerdy Seymour, with Sue Ramirez and Karylle Tatlonghari as the charming, luckless-in-love Audrey. Markki Stroem and David Ezra play the sadistic dentist Orin, and flower shop proprietor Mr. Mushnik will be played by Audie Gemora. Playing the Street Urchins are Abi Sulit, Julia Serad, Mikee Baskiñas, and Paula Paguio.

Blooming in New York’s Skid Row as Audrey II are OJ Mariano and one of the urchins, Julia Serad. Bringing this bloodthirsty plant to life with her inventive design is puppet artist Kalya Teodoro. At the same time, scenographer Mio Infante takes audiences into the world of Skid Row, where the story takes place.

Everything you need to know about Little Shop of Horrors

The story follows the meek floral assistant Seymour Krelborn, who stumbles upon a new breed of plant he names “Audrey II” in honor of his coworker crush. This demanding, singing carnivore promises unending fame and fortune to the down-and-out Seymour as long as he keeps feeding it—with increasingly meatier portions. As Audrey II grows bigger and meaner, the stakes get higher until Seymour has no choice but to confront the monstrous consequences of his actions.


Little Shop of Horrors was originally a low-budget film directed by Roger Corman in 1960, turned into an award-winning off-Broadway musical in 1982, and got remade into a popular musical film in 1986 starring Rick Moranis, Ellen Greene, Vincent Gardenia, Steve Martin, and the voice of Levi Stubbs.

It features Alan Menken’s music and Howard Ashman’s lyrics, with songs that include “Somewhere That’s Green” and “Suddenly Seymour.”

Bring home your own little “Audrey II”

Did you know that Audrey II is based on an actual carnivorous plant? Real-world Venus flytraps don’t offer fame and fortune or eat human flesh, but they enjoy the occasional bug and act like the ideal middle ground between plants and pets.

Potted Venus flytraps
Feed me… bugs!

In honor of Audrey II, we’re super proud to provide actual carnivorous plants for “Little Shop of Horrors” by giving away beginner-friendly Venus flytraps to a lucky audience member at every show!

We’re also offering a free mixed sundew seed kit gift and free delivery exclusively for ticket-holders who purchase any item through our online shop or social media pages!

If you don’t have any experience with carnivorous plants at all, don’t worry! We offer free guides to help beginners grow all kinds of bug-eating botanicals, and our DMs are always open to questions.

Just message us with your ticket after your purchase on Facebook or Instagram. We can ship our carnivorous plants nationwide!


Where to buy tickets for Little Shop of Horrors 

Tickets for “Little Shop of Horrors” are on sale now and can be purchased at Ticketworld. The show will run from July 6 to July 28, with performances scheduled on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.


Ticket prices range from around P2,200 to P4000. It’s going to be a darkly delightful musical that’ll feed your appetite for love, music, and carnivorous plants!

The Sandbox Collective

Since 2014, The Sandbox Collective has actively pursued bringing new and cutting-edge theatrical work to its Manila audiences. It’s managed by Toff de Venecia, executive producer Anna Santamaria, marketing and PR director Sab Jose-Gregorio, and design director Maine Manalansan-Veneracion.

The production team also features Mio Infante as the scenographer, Stephen Viñas as the choreographer, Joseph Matheu as the lighting designer, Joee Mejias as the video designer, Philleep Masaquel as the technical director, Elliza Aurelio as the head of FOH, hair, and makeup, and JV Rabano and Lorenzo Corro as photographers.

Rounding out the Core team are production manager Charyl De Guzman, Head stage manager Pachot Festejo, marketing and PR team members Loreta Arroyo, Salve Van Schoonhoven, Myka Cue, and Mariella Laurel, and social media and merchandise team members Marielle Filoteo and Shaina Libunao.

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