Meek floral assistant Seymour Krelborn wants to find his way off Skid Row and into the heart of his co-worker Audrey. His new “strange and interesting plant” just might help make those dreams come true! Or, it might destroy the world.
Mark your calendars now for the WKU Department of Theatre and Dance production of Little Shop of Horrors, directed by Dr. Michelle Dvoskin, Assistant Professor of Theatre. This award-winning musical was made popular by the movie starring Rick Moranis and Steve Martin.
WKU Music Theatre students have been rehearsing since school started and are looking forward to sharing their characters with the audience during the Nov. 3-8 production.
“Seymour is a really intense character to play,” said Colin Waters, a junior theatre student. “He approaches everyday with the utmost sense of urgent optimism, yet he is faced with some extremely morally questioning challenges.”
Bailey Vincent plays Audrey, Seymour’s love interest and found her character fascinating as well. “Audrey is such a wonderful character to get the chance to play. She’s so optimistic and tries to see the best in every situation, even when things aren’t going as planned,” Vincent said. “I can’t wait to share her with everyone this coming November.”
Enjoyable characters and memorable music will make for an entertaining evening out. “Audiences will especially enjoy Menken’s score reminiscent of 1960s doo-wop and Motown styles with memorable melodies, high-energy belt singing, and a jammin’ rock band,” said Dr. Amelia Rollings, who music directed the show.
Take your chances with this classic rock musical’s mix of science fiction, humor and horror!
Little Shop of Horrors, with book and lyrics by Howard Ashman and music by Alan Menken, will play Nov. 3-8 in the Russell Miller Theatre at WKU’s Ivan Wilson Fine Arts Center. Showtimes are Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Monday and Tuesday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m. Tickets are $18 for adults and $15 for students. Purchase your tickets online at no additional charge at wku.showare.com or call the WKU Fine Arts Box Office at (270) 745-3121; box office hours are noon to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Cast members include Tyler London Chandler, a senior from Louisville; Cassie Collins, a sophomore from Fort Wright; Samantha Conradi, a sophomore from Hebron; Matthew Dant, a sophomore from Louisville; Montana Hatfield, a senior from Taylor Mill; Asya Hildenbrand, a junior from Jasper, Indiana; Josiah Howlett, a junior from Lexington; Emily Huizenga, a senior from Glasgow; Sydney Rae Johnson, a junior from Lawrenceburg; Kayleigh La Grutta, a sophomore from Livermore, California; Micah Landers, a junior from Sellersburg, Indiana; Hunter Mayfield, a sophomore from Louisville; Haley Moore, a senior from from Louisville; Hope Pauly, a junior from Villa Hills; Mason Stevens, a junior from Somerset; Reagan Stovenour, a junior from Nashville, Tennessee; Hannah Beth Turner, a junior from Harrodsburg; Bailey Vincent, a senior from Macon, Georgia; and Colin Waters, a junior from Florence.
Students included on the creative team are Courtlyn Sells McCain, Costume Designer, a senior from Powder Springs, Georgia; Vivian Brackett, Lighting Designer, a senior from Lexington; Tyler Forbes, Sound Designer, a junior from Fort Thomas; and Luke Smith, Properties Master, a senior from Louisville.
About Theatre and Dance: More than 15,000 people were entertained by the WKU Department of Theatre and Dance last year. The department presents over 20 productions every year including four Mainstage productions, two Mainstage dance concerts, three student-choreographed dance concerts, a Children’s Theatre Series, a Studio Series of student-directed works, a Before Broadway Series featuring a staged reading of a new musical, and a Next Stage Series of showcases and works in progress. More information about the WKU Department of Theatre and Dance can be found at www.wku.edu/theatre-and-dance or by calling the department at (270) 745-5845. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter @WKUTheatreDance.
Contact: Julie Pride, (270) 779-2560