Little Shop of Horrors



LITTLE SHOP

OF HORRORS

 

BOOK AND LYRICS BY

HOWARD ASHMAN

 

MUSIC BY

ALAN MENKEN

 

BASED ON THE FILM BY ROGER CORMAN, SCREENPLAY BY CHARLES GRIFFITH

ORIGINALLY PRODUCED BY THE WPA THEATRE (KYLE RENICK, PRODUCING DIRECTOR)

 

ORIGINALLY PRODUCED AT THE ORPHEUM THEATRE, NEW YORK CITY BY THE WPA

THEATRE, DAVID GEFFEN, CAMERON MACKINTOSH AND THE SHUBERT ORGANIZATION

 

DIRECTED BY

JASON POORMAN

VOCAL MUSIC DIRECTOR/CONDUCTOR

ERIC M. BRINSER

CHOREOGRAPHY BY

MOLLY RIVA

SCENIC DESIGN BY

JON VICKERS-JONES

LIGHTING DESIGN BY

TYLER SPERRAZZA

COSTUME DESIGN BY

BECKY KELLY FRIEDENBERG

SOUND DESIGN BY

THOMAS SPALDING

PROPERTIES BY

JONATHAN HETLER

PUPPETS DESIGNED BY

MARTIN P. ROBINSON

VOCAL ARRANGEMENTS BY

ROBERT BILLIG

ORCHESTRATIONS BY

ROBERT MERKIN

STAGE MANAGER

GAIL MCCORMICK

PRODUCER

ELLYSA STERN CAHOY

EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS

BRUCE FLEISCHER & JONATHAN HETLER

*ABOUT THE PLAY*

Equal parts quirky and moving, campy and earnest, horrific and hilarious, Little Shop of Horrors has been capturing the imaginations of theatre goers since it burst onto the scene in 1982. The original Off-Broadway production ran for an astounding 2,209 performances and inspired a film adaptation as well as countless productions around the globe.

Based on a Roger Corman film from 1960, Little Shop satirizes the science-fiction and horror genres, “B”Movies, musicals, and even the Faust legend. With such an outlandish storyline and themes, a director could worry that people might find it difficult to connect with the material. Fortunately, Howard Ashman and Alan Menken infused Little Shop with so much heart and sincerity that it’s almost impossible not to fall in love with the characters and the show itself. It’s this combination of satire, sincerity, and heart (along with an excellent rock n’ roll score) that has made the show such an enduring hit. Little Shop remains just as fresh and fun as it always has been.

As I’ve worked with our very talented cast and crew on Little Shop of Horrors, we’ve all had a great deal of fun with this rollercoaster of a show. My sincere hope is that the fun we’ve had working together on this wonderfully quirky musical will carry right over to all of you watching the show tonight!

Enjoy the show!

JASON POORMAN DIRECTOR

 Performed June  6-14, 2014

 *THE CAST*

CHIFFON…………………………………………………………………….. Morgan Sicher

CRYSTAL…………………………………………………………………….. Rachel Moon

RONNETTE………………………………………………………………….. Kylie Bumbarger

MUSHNIK……………………………………………………………………. Ken Wozetek

AUDREY……………………………………………………………………… Katie Kensinger

SEYMOUR……………………………………………………………………. James McCready

DERELICTS………………………………Stephanie J. Whitesell, Kyler J. Sherman-Wilkins

ORIN, BERNSTEIN, SNIP, LUCE (and everyone else)…………………. Bill Markley

AUDREY II (Manipulation)……………………………………………. Stephanie J. Whitesell

AUDREY II (Voice)…………………………………………………. Kyler J. Sherman-Wilkins