Saturday, June 09, 2007

Flood Stage Presents: Little Shop of Horrors

Flood Stage Presents:
Little Shop of Horrors
The musical story of a boy and his blood-thirsty plant from outerspace is the latest quality production from Flood Stage Productions. In the full-production tradition that brought Grease and Footloose to the community stage, Flood Stage Productions proudly presents Little Shop of Horrors.

Little Shop of Horrors is a campy, toe-tapping, high-stepping musical following the adventures of Seymour and his would-be girlfriend, Audrey, as they learn more about a mysterious plant that has turned business around for Mr. Mushnik and his Skid Row Florist Shop.

The premise is set by the opening line: “On the 21st Day in the Month of September in an early year of a decade not too long before our own, the human race suddenly encountered a deadly threat to its very existence.  And this terrifying enemy surfaced—- as such enemies often do—- in the seemingly most innocent and unlikely of places…”

As with other Flood Stage productions, this is a show with full scenery and costumes, live music and high quality performances. Set Designer Tom Kopp and Costume Designer Courtney Gibson, along with their crews, have filled the stage with color and excitement… the perfect compliment to the energy and talent brought by the cast.

The show kicks off with its signature high-power theme song and the energy grows for the next two hours. From “Suddenly Seymour” to “Feed Me”, it’s a show that’s out of this world!

Little Shop of Horrors opens Friday, June 8, running Saturday, June 9 and Sunday, June 10. The following week, shows are Thursday, June 14, Friday, June 15 and Saturday June 16. Shows Thursday through Saturday are at 8pm, and Sunday at 3pm on the stage of St. Charles High School. Reservations can be made on the Reservation Line at 636-578-8301. Leave your name, phone number, number of seats and date of performance. Tickets will be waiting at the door, and you will receive a confirmation call. Tickets are $15 each and $12 for seniors and students.

The Little Shop of Horrors cast includes: Jeff Saunders as Seymour, Eeyan Richardson as the voice of Audrey II, Courtney Gibson as Audrey, Jim Stegemoeller as Mr. Mushnik, Julie La Beau & Virginya Gray & Beth Scheiding as the Ronettes. Also starring: Tom Kopp as dentist Orin Scrivello, Chris Porcelli as a featured Skid Row Bum and Bob Veatch operates Audrey II. Bone Daddy and the Blues Shakers provides the driving beat and live music for Little Shop of Horrors.

The production is Directed by Lori Gibson, with Musical Director Karla Curry and Lighting Designer Stephanie Robinson.