NEW REPERTORY THEATRE ANNOUNCES
ONE-WEEK EXTENSION OF
LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS
RUNNING NOW THROUGH MAY 27
May 4, 2012
New Repertory Theatre proudly announces a
one-week extension of the Off-Broadway musical Little Shop of Horrors with book
and lyrics by Howard Ashman and music by Alan Menken. Originally scheduled to
close May 20, the production, now running in the Charles Mosesian Theater at the
Arsenal Center for the Arts performs through May 27, 2012.
“We’re thrilled that our production has been so well received,” says New Rep Managing Director Harriet Sheets. “and that we get to end New Rep’s 2011-2012 Season on such a high note.”
"While celebrating its 30 year anniversary, LITTLE SHOP proves its power to surprise and delight audiences with its giddy and guilty pleasures has not diminished,” says Artistic Director Jim Petosa. “We're both pleased and proud that our production has garnered such devotion that we will continue to share it through this extension."
Directed and choreographed by Russell Garrett and musical direction by Todd C.
Gordon, the Little Shop of Horrors cast features Paul D. Farwell (as Mr. Mushnik),
Susan Molloy (as Audrey), Bill Mootos (as the Dentist), Blake Pfiel (as Seymour)
and Timothy John Smith (as the voice of Audrey II). "Since its earliest iteration at the WPA in New York City's then booming off-off
Broadway milieu,” says Artistic Director, Jim Petosa, “Little Shop of Horrors has
found its place in the giddy hearts of both musical theatre artists and their
audiences throughout the country. Its satiric pokings at the clichés of good ole
American virtues mix with an undeniably affecting sentimentality.
In this Award-Winning musical with the melodious styles of 1960’s rock and roll, doo-wop, and early Motown, a hapless florist shop worker, Seymour, finds a mysterious plant. As the plant begins to flourish and thrive, so does the flower shop’s business. Seymour quickly develops the confidence needed to successfully court the woman he desires, his co-worker Audrey, and together they begin to pursue their dreams. However, we soon realize Seymour is just a pawn in this paranormal plant’s diabolical scheme. Don’t miss this fun cult classic with beloved and well-known songs, such as “Suppertime,” “Somewhere That’s Green,” and “Suddenly Seymour.”
New Repertory Theatre produces plays that speak powerfully to the essential ideas of our time. Through the passion and
electricity of live theater performed to the highest standards of excellence, New Rep expands and challenges the human spirit of
both artists and audience. New Rep presents world premieres, contemporary and classic works in several intimate settings. We
are committed to education and outreach, including special dedication to the creation of innovative in-school programming and providing access to underserved audiences. New Rep is an active advocate for the arts and a major voice in the national dialogue defining the role of theater in our culture.
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