Kentwood Players' Critically Acclaimed LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS to Close 10/19
Kentwood Players has received critical praise and audience raves on its wildly popular production of the comedy rock musical "Little Shop of Horrors" with book by Howard Ashman and music and lyrics by Alan Menken. Performances continue through October 19, 2013 on Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm with Sunday matinees at 2pm at the Westchester Playhouse, located at 8301 Hindry Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90045. The production is directed and choreographed by Michael-Anthony Nozzi with musical and vocal direction by Joshua Eli Kranz, and produced by Shari Barrett and Sheridan Cole Crawford by special arrangement with Music Theatre International. The production features original Audrey II puppets designed and constructed by Michael-Anthony Nozzi and costumes designed by Maria Cohen and Arlene Cohen.
The cast features Elizabeth Adabale, Shari Barrett, Randy Brown, Brett Chapin, David Contreras, John Devereaux, Ruth Andrea Featherstone, Rusty Gregg, Barbara Haberman, Adeline Hall, Trevor Hart, Stephanie Hotz, Kobe Kubes, Carly Linehan,Amanda Majkrzak, Peter Miller, Fiona Okida, Kristin Towers-Rowles, Michael Sandidge, Hollister Starrett, Cole Edward Wagner and Brittney S. Wheeler.
Tickets are $23.00 with a $2.00 discount for seniors, students, servicemen, and Metro riders. To purchase tickets, please call (310) 645-5156. Don't wait as tickets are going quickly! More show information can be found online at www.kentwoodplayers.org or on the Kentwood Players pages on Facebook and Twitter.
"100% Sweet" - Bitter Lemons
"Unlike most productions of Little Shop of Horrors that I've seen, Kentwood Players has opened up the stage musical to include more of Skid Row. In fact, in praise of producers Shari Barrett and Sheridan Cole Crawford and director Michael-Anthony Nozzi, who came up with the concept, what we get is a real sense of community representing the homeless, adults and children, who literally lived/slept on the streets." - Don Grigware, Broadway World
"Chapin and Towers-Rowles are captivating. They have gentle chemistry and make the roles their own while hewing to the iconic characterizations. While both adeptly play the comedy, Chapin reveals mankind's battles with temptation, and Towers-Rowles shows the heartache of abused women." - Dany Margolies, The Daily Breeze
"Little Shop of Horrors has been done elsewhere recently, and more productions are planned. It has been done better, but it has never been done with such energy, such a huge cast (and by huge we mean even by big theater standards) or with such audacity." - John Farrell, Random Lengths