Little Shop of Horrors

June 5-8, 2014
Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre
8pm Thursday, Friday & Saturday
2pm Saturday & Sunday


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book by
howard ashman
music by
alan menken
lyrics by
howard ashman
directed by
brodie brockie

production staff:
Producer: Pat Johnson
Music Director: Laura Swierzbin
Asst. Director: Heather Wing
Stage Manager: Cami Ross
Sound Design: Matt Steward
Lighting Design: Thom Johnson
Scenic Design: Karen Poslaiko
Costume Design: Kelly Greunke
Technical Media: Ryan Wilcox
Props and photography: Lisa Gavin

synopsis:

In this off-beat musical by the award-winning team Howard Ashman and Alan Menken, a down-and-out skid row floral assistant, Seymour, becomes an overnight sensation when he discovers an exotic plant with a mysterious craving for fresh blood. Named for Seymour’s secret crush, Audrey, Audrey II grows into an ill-tempered, foul-mouthed, R&B-singing carnivore. Seymour attempts to quell Audrey II’s insatiable appetite as the plant gains him fame and fortune, while Audrey’s abusive dentist boyfriend Orin and grumpy flower shop owner Mushnik become entangled in Audrey II’s fateful grip.   As this Faustian fable spins out of control, Seymour and the audience are swept up in a comedic maelstrom of campy humor and ‘60’s doo-wop music.

“This show has everything I love in a musical,” says director Brodie Brockie. “It has great music, solid comedy, and a heightened reality anchored by real emotion. As a visual artist, the look of the show is very important to me. Our use of color—from the set and lighting to the costumes—underscores the grittiness of skid row and pays homage to the B-movies which inspired the original film. As Audrey II grows, so does the onstage palette, until the stage is awash with vibrant, violent color.”

Due to the popularity of Little Shop of Horrors, A2CT has added an extra matinee on Saturday. Immediately following the Saturday matinee, audience members are invited to meet the cast and have their photos taken with Audrey II.

CAST LIST:

Seymour Krelbourn – Dan Clair

Audrey – Amanda Burch

Mushnik – Mark Bernstein

Voice of The Plant/Wino #1 – Jared Hoffert

Orin Scrivello, D.D.S. – Matthew Kurzyniec

Puppeteer – Rob Roy

The Trio

Ronnette – Charlotte Prenevost

Crystal – Jennifer Burks

Chiffon – Linzi Bokor

 

Ensemble (Featured Roles Listed)

Michael Joseph - Narrator Solo/Patrick Martin

Krinn Hess – First Customer

Austin Terris – Mr. Bernstein

Chris Grimm – Skip Snip

Alexandria Watson – Mrs. Luce

Mark Spickenagel –Wino #2

Tina Mayer

Linda Lee Austin

Angela Elowsky

Kate Appold

Gianna Zampardo