LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS

Genre: Musical
Book and Lyrics by howard Ashman, Music by Alan Menken

Down-and-out Skid Row floral assistant Seymour becomes an overnight sensation when he discovers an exotic plant with a mysterious craving for fresh blood. Soon “Audrey II” grows into an ill-tempered, foul-mouthed, R&B-singing carnivore offering him fame and fortune in exchange for feeding its growing appetite… but as Audrey II’s hungry demands increase, all that Seymour holds dear is threatened as the plant’s sinister agenda for global domination is revealed.


Little Shop of Horrors opened at the Orpheum Theatre on July 27, 1982 with Lee Wilkof playing the part of Seymore and Ellen Greene as Audrey, the girl of his dreams. The offbeat little musical won over the majority of the critics and enjoyed a run of 2,209 performances. In addition to the original long-running 1982 off-Broadway production and subsequent Broadway production, the musical has been performed all over the world and was also made into a 1986 film of the same name, directed by Frank Oz.


This production, under the direction of Timothy J. Amrhein, includes sets by David T. Jones, costumes by Rauil Aktanov, lights by Paul Hudson, and musical direction by Jonathan Quash.
 


About the Company: York College (The City University of New York)

The Mission of the Division of Academic Affairs is to foster an engaging and effective educational environment that promotes the pursuit of outstanding teaching and learning; research, scholarship, and other creative endeavors; and service.

 

This Mission attaches importance to  Excellence, Integrity, and Respect as institutional values and to Accountability, Collaboration, and Continuous Improvement as key operating principles for students, faculty, and staff. Further, this Mission is pursued in the context of the Vision and Mission of York College and The City University of New York,  and is conscious of the need to be responsive to the changing realities of our Borough, City, State, Nation, and Global Society.



Cast: Marc Beard, Christel Pinette, George Kyriakopoulos, Jennifer Ceide, Staci Ishmael, Ceejay Abenn, Ceejay Abenn, Kemi Aiyedun, Desmond Nicholson
Open:   05/01/09
Close:   05/09/09

Schedule:
Friday, May 01 at 4PM
Saturday, May 02 at 8PM
Sunday, May 03 at 3PM
Tuesday, May 05 at 12Noon
Friday, May 08 at 8PM
Saturday, May 09 at 2PM
Theater:   York College Little Theatre, Performing
Address:   94-45 Guy R. Brewer Blvd.
Jamaica, NY 11451
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Cost:General Admission $10.00, Students with ID $8.00 or Call: at 718-262-5375
Company: York College (The City University of New York)         Official Web Site: www.york.cuny.edu/

his past production credits include: Little Shop of Horrors, Fabulation, The Complete Works of William Shakespeare Abridged, Macbeth, All In The Timing and Fame.  Jarrel has been a stage technician, actor, and an assistant stage manager for a number of shows at York.  The skills that he has gained through productions and coursework at York also help with work outside the school. He wants to keep the theater close while he continues his profession in Communications & Technology, pursuing a career in sports-casting and videography.

most recent accomplishment was winning a radio singing competition hosted by comedian Steve Harvey in Las Vegas . Later on, she performed on the world famous stage of Apollo theater. In the same year, she did her very first off-broadway plays in NYC, landing a major role in I know I’m Somebody and I know I’m Somebody Part 2. She also sang with a choir chosen for a BET show called Black Girls Rock along with Beyonce’s famous all girl band. Some of Mayo’s other accomplishments were landing a major role in Little Shop of Horrors as the Voice of the Plant, taking advantage of her alto/tenor range. She also landed the major role of Dorothy from The Wizard of Oz. You can catch her on youtube where she expresses her talent through song and vlogging. She also has a youtube video of herself on the Tyra Banks show as an extra. Mayo is also known for her invigorating personality.

is a graduate of York College. She holds a B.A. in Speech Communications/Theatre Arts.  She is an actor and vocalist.  Gabby, as she is affectionately known, has been featured in several Off Off-Broadway productions including RENTLittle Shop of HorrorsSpeak OutThe Stronger, and The Piano Lesson.  Most recently she has performed for a group of delegates in the US Congress and Senate.  Gabby will be working on several productions later on this year and lives by the motto, "If you don't build your dream someone will hire you to help build theirs." 

 

EARLINE STEPHEN is a senior majoring in Speech Communication/Theatre Arts. Her past performances include War and Peace in Ancient Greece and Harlem Speakeasy.  She was excited to get involved with this project because the actors all get to explore so many sides of themselves.   Earline has loved performing ever since she could walk and hopes to continue acting and singing after she graduates.  Her favorite quote as of now is "if you ain't makin money then you ain't got nothing for me" from Beyonce.  She has a great attitude and personality according to her friends and she is determined to make it because "dreams don't die, they multiply."

Joe Grasso(Caliban) is a Senior at York double majoring in Poli-Sci and Theatre Arts.  Joe has performed numerous roles in York productions including Gary Gauger in The Exonerated, Abbie Hoffman inSpeak Out, The Plant inLittle Shop of Horrors, and the title role of last semester’s Scapin.  He is excited to be his first Shakespearean play.  Joe hopes to pursue theatre after graduation.  If you have work for him please find him after the show.