Yorktown Stage presents LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS with book & lyrics by Howard Ashman Music by Alan Menken
Based on the Roger Corman Film
Directed by Pia Haas
Musical Direction by Choe Sasson
Fri 7/29: 7:30 pm. Sat 7/30: 8 pm. Sun 7/31 :1 pm.
1974 Commerce Street, Yorktown Heights, NY
Tickets: Adults: $26, Yorktown Residents: $24
Seniors (62+) & Students (12-22): $21 Children (Under 12): $19
(914) 962-0606 www.yorktownstage.org
The hilariously creepy musical is based on the low-budget 1960 cult film. The catchy musical score, composed by Menken in the style of 1960's rock -‘n- roll, doo-wop and early Motown, includes several show-stoppers including "Skid Row," "Somewhere That's Green," and "Suddenly Seymour," as well as the title song "Little Shop of Horrors".
Seymour Krelborn, a quintessential nerd who mops floors in Mr. Mushnik's failing skid row flower shop, is broke, shy, and hopelessly in love with Audrey. He begins to nurture a "strange and interesting new plant" which has the magical ability to draw in customers and also the attention of the girl of his dreams. But there's something very peculiar about the horticultural oddity - it thrives on the kind of plant food that is not always easily available - human blood! Soon the plant, grows into a giant, ill-tempered, R&B singing carnivore who offers Seymour fame and fortune in exchange for feeding its growing appetite. It finally reveals itself to be an alien creature poised for global domination!
Anthony Malchar portrays the love-sick Seymour who risks all for the girl of his dreams, Audrey, played by Amanda Donaldson. The voracious plant will be brought to life by two performers. Puppeteer /designer, Bill Diamond will be encased in his foam rubber cocoon of a puppet every night swaying and lip-sinking as it rants, bellows & rocks out with the fabulously ominous voice of Peter McClung. Barry Liebman is the miserly florist shop owner, Mr. Mushnik. Michael Lichtstein will make us squirm in our seats as Audrey's sadistic dentist boyfriend. Heather Abrado, Aliyah Hakim and Jocelyn Jones will be the Ronnettes, a skid row Greek chorus of sorts.
Produced by Barry Liebman, Directed by Pia Haas and C horeographed by Dorina DiLullo. Musical Direction by Chloe Sasson. Set Design by Peter Petrino, Lighting Design by Andrew Gmoser, Sound Design by Vinny Butler. Costumes by Anne Nisenholtz, Stage Management by Julia Ryan and Properties by Victor Lukas. Puppets built and operated by Bill Diamond Productions.