Shreveport Little Theatre and Academy is proud to announce that tickets go on sale Tuesday, June 28, for Little Shop of Horrors, SLT’s first live production in the 101st season. Little Shop of Horrors will be performed at SLT July 14 through July 31.
Dr. Robert Darrow, SLT’s managing and artistic director, is eager to begin the kick-off the theatre’s 101st season. “Little Shop of Horrors is a fun, high-energy show that the whole family can enjoy,” he shared.
A deviously delicious Broadway and Hollywood sci-fi smash musical, Little Shop of Horrors has devoured the hearts of theatre-goers for over 30 years. Howard Ashman and Alan Menken (Disney’s The Little Mermaid, Beauty and The Beast, and Aladdin) are the creative geniuses behind what has become one of the most popular shows in the world.
Director and choreographer Laura Beeman Nugent reflects, “I am excited to revisit Little Shop of Horrors after playing Chiffon in 2001 at BPCC and making my SLT directorial debut in the summer of 2011 with Little Shop of Horrors. Dr. Robert Darrow afforded me the opportunity to direct the musical in conjunction with my master thesis (in 2011), focusing on ancient Greek theatrical techniques and their influence on the modern musical. Revisiting this show is like having coffee with an old friend and I couldn’t be more excited to dive right back into the process.”
Adam Philley, who originally played Seymour in the 2011 production, serves as the production’s musical director. Felicia Kay will serve as the production stage manager and Hallie Phillips and Alissa Smith join as assistant stage managers. Tom Serio returns as set designer, joining Peggy San Pedro and Julie Edwards as costume and lighting designers. Derek Shiplov and Alan Mathison head up set construction.
The small, intimate cast is led by Nathan Gay as Seymour Krelburn, Brittany Gay as Audrey, Jackson Driggers as Mr. Mushnik, and Luke Digilormo as Orin Scrivello, D.D.S. Rounding out the cast is Karyn Rimmer as Audrey II, Tierra Williams as Crystal, Myeleke Saimon as Ronnette, and Mavy Gigante as Chiffon. The ensemble includes Cole Buzbee, LisaAnn Kemper, Gabby McFerren, Victoria Lacy, Allison-Rebekah Miller and Garrison Gay.
Performances are scheduled for July 14, 15, 16, 20, 21, 22, 23, 27, 28, 29, 30 at 7:30 p.m., and July 17, 24, and 31 at 2:00 p.m. at Shreveport Little Theatre.
All tickets are $30 and will go on sale Tuesday, June 28 at noon.
Tickets can be purchased online at shreveportlittletheatre.com, and by calling or visiting SLT’s box office at 812 Margaret Place, noon – 4 p.m. weekdays, (318) 424-4439.