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by Howard Ashman & Alan Menken

LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS 

The beloved cult classic musical and cautionary tale      

French Creek Theatre | October 2018 | Lorain, OH

"Seymour Krelborn, a failing florist’s assistant, dreams of escaping his luckless life on skid row. After he stumbles upon a first-of-its-kind flower, his fortunes start to turn around. But when the potted plant suddenly won’t bloom without blood, Seymour must choose: success…or slaughter? Mixing Motown with the macabre, Little Shop of Horrorsis a can’t-miss, frightening musical feast!"

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Featuring Dayshawnda Ash, Andrea Belser, Megan Campagne, Emma DiBattiste, Domenic Farinelli, Dawn Galang, Kayla Haskins, Zachary Palumbo, John Polk, Spencer Riley, Hanna Shykind, and Anthony Williams

Choreography - Neil Macke, Music Direction - Anthony Trifiletti, Scenic - Derek Green, Puppets - Derek Creen, Costumes - Alyssa Henkelman and Jane Medoro, Lighting - Rob Peck, Sound - Stan Kozak, Stage Manager - Julie Billinghurst

Program Directors Note:

 

Hello and thank you so much for joining us for Little Shop of Horrors! It has been a pleasure to work with the French Creek Theatre family for the past two months. The extraordinary cast, design team, crew, and I have had a blast with this show, and we can’t wait to share it with you.

 

Though adapted in 1982 from a 1960 B-movie, Little Shop’s offbeat, toe-tapping cautionary tale still has plenty to offer audiences in 2018. The campy delights of Seymour’s unlikely partnership with a carnivorous plant - and the motley ensemble of lovable (and love-to-hate) characters - still ask bigger questions that are relevant today. What happens when the voice of gain at all costs presents itself as the only hope for a better life? How do we come to believe that some people are more disposable than others? Is it possible to fight the seduction of these less-than-benevolent forces? Is there another way?

 

Thanks to the genius of Alan Menken and Howard Ashman, exploring these questions has never been more wickedly fun or wonderfully satisfying. It’s the perfect medley of trick and treat for the Halloween season and for our cultural moment. Whether this is your first or fiftieth visit to Skid Row, I hope you enjoy the fun and fright in store and leave with some questions of your own. Thank you for joining us. We’re thrilled you’re here.

 

Katie Lupica

Director