Little Shop of Horrors

 

Little Shop of Horrors is a delectable sci-fi horror musical with an electrifying 1960s pop/rock score by Alan Menken and Howard Ashman.

Seymour Krelborn is a meek and dejected assistant at a floral shop who happens upon a strange plant, which he affectionately names “Audrey II” after his crush at the shop. Little does he know that this strange and unusual plant will develop a soulful R&B voice, a potty mouth, and an unquenchable thirst for HUMAN BLOOD.

As Audrey II grows bigger and meaner, the carnivorous plant promises limitless fame and fortune to Seymour, as long as he continues providing a fresh supply of blood. Just when it’s too late, Seymour discovers Audrey II’s extra-terrestrial origins and his true drive for world-domination

Performances: November, 2, 3, 9, 10, 16 & 17 – 2018 at 8:00pm   November 4 & 11 – 2018 at 3:00pm

CAST:

Seymour: Christopher Betzler

Audrey: Rachel Sweeney

Mushnik: Rachel Kaiser

Orin Scrivello: Brandon Marraffa

Crystal: Melany Rosa

Chiffon: Meg Cranney

Ronnette: Gabriella Grosso

Featuring: Ben Deivert, Kathleen Lord, Lauren Hanak, Rachel Berger, and Vince Vuono

Audrey II: 

Richard Johnson (Voice) 

Anthony Florendo (Manipulation)

PRODUCTION TEAM:

Director: Justin Walsh
Music Director: Lynn DellaPietra
Choreographer: Gabrielle Impriano
Stage Manager: Asia Kolakowski
 

California Suite

 

A humorous confection divided into four parts: 

In Visitor from New York, Hannah, a magazine writer, is joined by her ex-husband, the question being with whom should their daughter spend the next six months? The banter flies fast and furious, but Hannah’s well-wrought artifice crumbles as her fears take hold.

The Visitor from Philadelphia is a wife who arrives at the suite, catching her husband “en flagrante delicto” with a drunken hooker.

Visitors from London Academy Award nominee Diana returns from the ceremony empty-handed to her husband, Sidney, whose homosexuality will be no comfort tonight.

The Visitors from Chicago are two couples ending a disastrous vacation they should not have shared.

Neil Simon at his most humane, compassionate best.

 

Director: Erin Guard

Performances:  May 3, 4, 10, 11 – 2019 at 8:00pm   May 5, 2019 at 3:00pm

 

West Side Story

 

 
West Side Story takes place on New York’s West Side in the mid-1950s amidst widespread racial and social tension. The show begins as a war is building between two rival gangs fighting over the same piece of turf: born and bred New York boys, The Jets, and Puerto Rican immigrants The Sharks. In the midst of the battlefield are two young romantics, good-boy Tony, a Jet ready to leave the gang life behind, and wide-eyed Maria, the sister of Sharks leader, Bernardo. When Tony and Maria unexpectedly meet and fall for one another, tension between the rival groups only escalates, leading to a bloody and senseless rumble that costs both sides young lives. In spite of the violence, the true story at the core of the show is two lovers trying to find a way to be together—and whether either can survive when hate and ignorance are unwilling.
From the first notes to the final breath, West Side Story is one of the most memorable musicals and greatest love stories of all time. Arthur Laurents’ book remains as powerful, poignant and timely as ever. The score by Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim is widely regarded as one of the best ever written. 
 
Director: Linda Galati Hunt
Music Director: Raquel Garcia
Choreographer: Kenneth Fisher
 

Performances:  March 1, 2, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16 – 2019 at 8:00pm   March 3 & 10 – 2019 at 3:00pm

 

A House Divided

 

May 4, 5, 6, 11 & 12 – 2018
Book, Music and Lyrics by
Michael J. Salmanson, Maureen Kane Berg and Thomas C. Berg

A world premiere! Drawing on real events, this musical provides an intimate look at the Lincoln family’s personal and political struggles during their White House years.  Despite enormous odds, personal loss and political intrigues, the Lincolns overcome their divided “houses”  (family, cabinet and country), relying on their love, wit, wisdom, strength of  conviction, and the help of unlikely allies.  The story of Lincoln’s and our nation’s ultimate triumph, and the tragedy of his still-unfinished legacy, will touch your heart and mind.    

 

Director:                   Michael Salmanson

Music Director:         Talia Yellin Fisher 

Assistant Music Director:   Jim Speer

 

CAST:

Abraham Lincoln           Danny Seifert
Mary Lincoln                  Megan Keiser
Robert Lincoln               Christopher Betzler
Willie Lincoln                 Kai Sherman
Tad Lincoln                     Sam Heft
Elizabeth Keckley          Blessing Osazuwa
Wm. Seward                   Randall Frame
Salmon Chase                John Cochrane, jr.
Kate Chase                      Gabriella Grosso
John Wilkes Booth        Mark Urmson
Narrator Keckley           Muneera Walker 
 
Ensemble:
 
Gary Bullock
Sally Foster-Chang
Lisa Franks
Melanie Jones
William McVail
Andrea Ogle
Rich Pogolowitz
Dakota Seifert
Quintin Seifert
River Seifert
Moss Stern
 
 

Sister Act

March 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11, 16, 17 – 2018
Music by Alan Menken Lyrics by Glenn Slater

CAST:

Deloris Van Cartier:   Kyleen Shaw
 
Mother Superior:   Barbara Sherman
 
Sister Mary Robert:   Megan Smith
 
Sister Mary Patrick:   Laura Cilia
 
Sister Mary Lazarus:   Danielle Lachall
 
Monsignor O’Hara:   Bob Monroe
 
Curtis:   Alfred Lance
 
Eddie:   Chris DiMeo
 
TJ :   Ever Hanna
 
Joey:   Christopher Betzler
 
Pablo:   Glen Haber
 
Sister Mary Martin-of Tours:   Ellie Knickman
 
Sister Mary Theresa:   Liz Brennan
 
Michelle/Nun Ensemble:   Talitha Trofa
 
Tina/Nun Ensemble:   Erin Heisey
 
Ernie/Nun Ensemble:   Ryan Coffey Keaton
 
Nun Ensemble:   Hannah Weissmann
 
Nun Ensemble:   Kristen Danley
 
Nun Ensemble:   Kate Reynolds
 
Nun Ensemble:   Renee Grant
 
Nun Ensemble:  Crystal Nielsen
 
 
 

Director:   Michael Sherman

Music Director:  Raquel Garcia

Choreographer:  Maggie Szeder

 

The Mystery of Edwin Drood

November 3, 4, 5, 10, 11, 12, 17 & 18 – 2017
Book, Music & Lyrics by Rupert Holmes

Director: Barbara Burke Sherman

Music Director: Raquel Garcia        

Choreographer: Tami Cohen Dimmerman

CAST LIST

Character Names Cast Member
John Jasper / Mr. Clive Paget Danny Seifert
Mayor Thomas Sapsea / Mr James Hitchens Michael Sherman
Neville Landless / Mr. Victor Grinstead John Cochrane 
Reverend Mr. Crisparkle / Mr. Cedric Moncrieffe Christopher Betzler
Durdles / Mr. Nick Cricker Todd Barton
Bazzard / Mr. Phillip Bax Andrew Kelleher
Deputy / Mr. Nick Cricker II Vince Vuono
James Throttle / Horace / Stage Manager Chuck Moore
Citizen of Cloisterham / Alfred Grumple Mike Salmanson
Edwin Drood / Miss Alice Nutting Megan Keiser
Rosa Bud / Miss Deirdre Peregrine Marie Spidale 
Princess Puffer / Miss Angela Prysock Linda Galati Hunt
Helena Landless / Miss Janet Conover Gabrielle Grosso
Wendy (Moonfall Quartet) / Miss Isabel Yearsley Rachel Pogolowitz
Beatrice (Moonfall Quartet) / Ballet Dancer /Miss Florence Gill Maggie Szeder
Townsperson / Miss Violet Balfour Carmen Walton
Townsperson / Miss Mathilda Kirkby Ellie Knickerman 
Townsperson/ Ballet Dancer / Miss Gwendolen Pynn Chloe Sierka