Little Shop Devours Rockdale
Beware Earthlings! The cult musical comedy Little Shop of Horrors is heading to Rockdale Town Hall for 1 week only, landing in Sydney on Wednesday 30 May for only 6 performances.
This gleefully gruesome musical combines the upbeat, doo wop Motown score and puppet wizardry. The toe tapping rock & roll score will delight new comers to the show, while those familiar with the movies need no enticement for this raucous trip down memory lane.
Dave Collins stars as the unassuming, hapless flower shop worker Seymour Krelborn. Playing the object of Seymour’s affections, Audrey, is the Emily Engeman. The opportunistic shop owner Mr Mushnik is played by Tim Martin while the role of the demon dentist and Audrey’s sadistic boyfriend is played by Gabriel Burke. Jade Montalvo, Julia Hyde and Sharonne Lipman play the three sassy Supreme-esque streetwise urchins while Daniel Kenyon voices the most famous fly-trap of all time, Audrey II.
The ensemble is comprised of Marlon Lowrencey, Tana Lagaáia, Charlotte Wilson, Sally Redman, Tim Wotherspoon, Billie-Rose Brotherson, Tommy Blair, Ethan Taylor, Donald Shearman, Rachel Milburn, Taylor Carlson, Rhiannon De Marghereiti, Stephanie Eid, Renae Goodman, Jordan Harper, MJ Hayes, Georgia Herbert, Bedelia Lowrencey and Alexis Terry.
Director Rod Herbert said, ‘This production of Little Shop of Horrors is going to knock your socks off! With one of the best-known scores in musical theatre combined with the most talented cast I have worked with, audiences are going to be bowled over. I have no doubt it’ll sell out so I suggest booking tickets as soon as possible!”
Little Shop of Horrors is one of the longest-running off Broadway shows of all time. Inspired by the 1960 Roger Corman film of the same name, this rock musical version premiered off Broadway in 1982 before enjoying a successful run on Broadway and in London’s West End, eventually inspiring the 1986 film version by veteran puppeteer Frank Oz that starred Rick Moranis.
Howard Ashman and Alan Menken (Disney’s The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast and Aladdin) rocking ‘doo-wop’ score includes the popular songs "Feed Me", "Suddenly Seymour", and "Somewhere That’s Green".
LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS
Book & Lyrics by Howard Ashman
Music by Alan Menken
Director: Rodney Herbert
Musical Director: Anthony Cutrupi
Dance Captain: Georgia Herbert
Wednesday MAY 30 at 8pm
Thursday MAY 31 at 8pm
Friday JUNE 1 at 8pm
Saturday 2 JUNE 2 at 2pm
Saturday 2 JUNE at 8pm
Sunday JUNE 3 at 2pm
Tickets from: www.rockdalems.com or 0432566393