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Little Shop Of Horrors 2004

Little Shop Of Horrors

Book & Lyrics by HOWARD ASHMAN
Music by ALAN MENKEN
Based on the film by ROGER CORMAN,
screenplay by CHARLES GRIFFITH
Originally produced by the WPA Theatre
(Kyle Renick, Producing Director)
Originally produced at the Orpheum Theatre, New York City,
by the WPA Theatre, David Geffen, Cameron Mackintosh
and the Schubert Organisation

These amateur performances are given by permission of
JOSEF WEINBERGER LTD
on behalf of MUSIC THEATRE INTERNATIONAL of NEW YORK

21 - 24 January 2004

7.30 p.m. each evening and 2.30 p.m. Saturday Matinee

Hind Leys Theatre
Forest St, Shepshed, Leics., LE12 9DB

 
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CAST

Seymour Michael Daniels
Audrey Maddie Clark
Audrey II Adam Lee
Chiffon Zoe Adkin
Crystal Louise Burton
Ronnette Nina Henson
Orin Phil Pickering
Mushnik Lee Bowley
Mrs Luce Lucy Partridge
Bernstein Jonathan Painting
Snip Snip Adam Daniels
Patrick Martin Chris Wilson
Radio Interviewer Jenny Marchment
Voice Not Unlike God Jarrod Makin
Drunk/Wino I John Budding
Drunk/Wino II Adam Painting
Shop Customer I Bethan Evans
Shop Customer II Charlotte Allen
Chinese Lady Michelle Spencer
Chorus

Hayley Crane, Rebecca Dobson, Charlotte Hall,
Kimberley Haywood, Suzie Hemstock, Victoria Noseley,
Ebony Riley & Holly Wagg


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CREDITS & ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Producer/Director Adrian Dobson
Choreographer Wendy Spencer
Musical Director Jonathan Orton
Additional Musical Direction Adrian Dobson
Assistant Director Lee Bowley
Assistant Choreographers Michelle Spencer & Zoe Adkin
Stage Manager Linda Moulton
Stage Crew

Howard Rogerson, Alan Jamieson, Lee Brookes,
Adrian Lungenmuss, Nick Head & Ashley Moulton

Front of House Managers Jerry & Eileen Burton
Lighting & Special Effects James White & Richard Budding
Followspot Darren Spencer
Sound Richard Budding & Simon Birchall
Set The Really Youthful Company
Plant Manipulation Tom Vickery
Costume Co-ordination Sue Penver
Properties Julia Painting & Charmaine Wagg
Box Office Julia Daniels & Clare Adkin
Programme Photographs Alix Ashurst
Rehearsal Photographs Ray Barratt
Poster & Programme Alix Ashurst
Public Relations Co-ordinator James White
Make-up Estelle Riley
Fundraising Sue Penver
Video Gordon Smith
Rehearsal Pianist John Budding
Acknowledgements

Hind Leys Community College Staff and Caretakers;
Christchurch Methodist Church; Brookside Nurseries;
ESNA Players; Richard Perkins;
All parents, family & friends who have helped in any way.


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SYNOPSIS

Seymour Krelbourn is a florist’s assistant in a New York back street down-trodden Florist run by failed businessman, Mr Mushnik. But one day, after a total eclipse of the sun, Seymour comes across an unusual plant in a back street and has his life turned around. He sweetly names the plant Audrey II after his co-assistant and love of his life, Audrey, although she takes a little while to realise it! He sets about trying to grow the plant, but this is fruitless, until he discovers by accident the plant’s thirst for blood!

Before too long the strange and interesting plant grows and demands more and more blood, but with it comes fame and fortune for Seymour. The plant which also grows a voice agrees a pact with Seymour to attract this publicity, provided he keeps feeding the plant. So before too long the blood makes way for fresh flesh, including Audrey’s sadistic boyfriend dentist, Orin, Mr Mushnik, and Audrey herself. Finally, Seymour begins to realise the true motives of the plant – world domination, and throws himself into the plant in one final attempt to stop the advance.

The show is very much a tongue in cheek comedy in the style of 1950s B-movie, and has been made into a film in 1986 with Rick Moranis of Honey I shrunk The Kids fame, and comedian Steve Martin playing roles. The music is very upbeat and modern and has a sixtees feel to it.


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MUSICAL NUMBERS

ACT ONE  
Prologue (Little Shop Of Horrors) Chiffon, Crystal & Ronnette
Skid Row (Downtown) Company
Da-Doo Chiffon, Crystal & Ronnette
Grow for Me Seymour
Don't It Go To Show You Never Know Mushnik, Seymour, Chiffon, Crystal & Ronnette
Somewhere That's Green Audrey
Closed For Renovations Seymour, Audrey & Mushnik
Dentist! Orin, Chiffon, Crystal & Ronnette
Mushnik & Son Mushnik & Seymour
Feed Me (Git It) Seymour & Audrey II
Now (It's Just The Gas) Seymour & Orin
   
ACT TWO  
Opening/Call Back In The Morning Seymour, Audrey, Mushnik, Chiffon, Crystal & Ronnette
Suddenly Seymour Seymour & Audrey
Suppertime Audrey II
The Meek Shall Inherit The Earth Bernstein, Mrs Luce, Snip Snip, Seymour
Chiffon, Crystal & Ronnette
Sominex/Suppertime (Reprise) Audrey & Audrey II
Mean Green Mother From Outer Space Audrey II
Somewhere That's Green (Reprise) Audrey
Finale (Don't Feed The Plants) Company

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