LITTLE SHOP of HoRRORS
by Howard Ashman & Alan Menken
Thursday April 16th
Friday April 17th
Saturday April 18th
Thursday April 23rd
Friday April 24th
Saturday April 25th
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.
Corban Anderson is in 10th grade. He is a very good person. This is his 3rd play. He likes making friends.
Katie Bell is a freshman and this is her second musical with Live Oak (her first was Beauty and the Beast last year). Her most recent musical was Shrek the Musical at South Valley Civic Theater as Little Red Riding Hood. When she isn't at play practices, she is most likely cheering or singing randomly. She would also like to apologize, because she thinks she sounds boring on paper.
Sierra is a sophomore at Live Oak and she hopes you enjoy the show! Recent shows include Metamorphoses and Beauty and the Beast. Other company shows include Shrek the Musical (SVCT) and Sideshow (CMT). In her free time she plays the violin with SVSSA (South Valley Suzuki String Academy) and plays tennis. She hopes you come back to see her as Viola in Twelfth Night ... Or was it Sebastian…?
Emily is 18 years old and a senior at Live Oak High School. She has performed on stage since she was in the first grade. Emily has performed with San Benito Stage Company, Children's Musical Theater, Live Oak Drama Guild, and South Valley Civic Theater. This show will mark her 32nd production. Emily is currently in Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night at Live Oak High School, which will be opening May 22nd. “ALSO! ....DON'T FEED THE PLANT!”
Brenna Blotz is a freshmen at Live Oak High School. She is a Live Oak cheerleader and this is her first Live Oak play. She is so excited and she hopes you enjoy the show!
Megan is 17 years old and a junior. She has recently performed in Big, Legally Blonde and Shrek (SVCT), Cats (CMTSJ) and Arsenic and Old Lace (LOHS). Megan spends most of her time playing video games, watching cartoons, and drawing. She also enjoys playing the ukulele. Megan is excited to play the role of Chiffon and hopes you enjoy the show.
Vivian is a junior at Live Oak and is the puppeteer for Little Shop of Horrors. She is proud to get to play this role she has always wanted to perform. Though this is her first season to perform on stage, she has been with drama for three seasons now. She has also played in the Live Oak Emerald Regime Marching Band, Winter Percussion, and Live Oak Concert for three years now. She loves band and drama and hopes you enjoy the show and the puppet. “Come take a picture with the plant after the show!
Michael Ibarra wishes to verbally commit himself to The Knights of Ni....Ni. He also would like to indicate that your mother was a hamster and your father smelt of ElderBerries. (Michael also wants you to know those were movie jokes, and for you not to take them to heart.) Michael is a junior and this is his first year in theater. You may have seen him as the Big Piggy or a booty shakin Knight in Shrek. Next you'll see him as Viola in Twelfth Night, or was it Sebastian?
About the Show
The meek floral assistant Seymour Krelborn stumbles across a new breed of plant he names "Audrey II" - after his coworker crush. This foul-mouthed, R&B-singing carnivore promises unending fame and fortune to the down and out Krelborn as long as he keeps feeding it, BLOOD. Over time, though, Seymour discovers Audrey II's out of this world origins and intent towards global domination!
This musical was only the second collaboration between Ashman and Menken, the first being a 1979 stage adaptation of a Kurt Vonnegut novel. In writing the book, Ashman chose to use the frame of the story to satirize many different topics, including: science fiction, "B" movies, musical comedy, and the Faust legend (in which a man sells his soul to the Devil). In his music, Menken used many of the musical styles of the early 1960s, including rock and roll, doo-wop , and Motown.
"Leaves the audience... feeling just like Audrey II between victims - ravenous for more." - The New York Times
"This horticultural horror will have you screaming with laughter..." - New York Post
"Giddy, irresistible entertainment..." - Women's Wear Daily