Cast Announced for LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS at Williams Street Repertory

Cast Announced for LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS at Williams Street Repertory

Williams Street Repertory has announced casting for their upcoming production of "Little Shop of Horrors." This campy musical based on the 1960s cult horror film opens on October 6, 2017 and runs select dates through October 29, 2017 at Raue Center For The Arts.

"I am excited to work on this rocking, 'Stranger Things'-esque love story/cautionary tale with a top-notch cast and design team," says director Joe Lehman. "There will be many new faces for WSR audiences to be wowed by with this musical vehicle that delivers thrills and chills for the entire family!"

WSR's production will feature a variety of Chicago-area talent including Neil Stratman, Kiersten Frumkin, Mark R. Mahallak?*, Christopher Davis?, Brendan Gaughan, Fredrick Harris, Brittani Moore, Emily Senkowsky and Sierra White*.

This gleefully gruesome musical follows meek floral assistant Seymour Krelborn, who stumbles across a new breed of plant he names "Audrey II" after his co-worker crush. This R&B -singing carnivore promises unending fame and fortune to the down-and-out Seymour, as long as he keeps feeding it - BLOOD! Over time, Seymour discovers Audrey II's out-of-this-world origins and intent toward global domination!

This campy musical based on the 1960's cult horror film has devoured the hearts of theatergoers for over 30 years!

WSR's production of "Little Shop of Horrors" features:

Neil Stratman as Seymour

Kiersten Frumkin as Audrey

Mark R. Mahallak?* as Mr. Mushnik

Christopher Davis? as Orin

Brendan Gaughan as the plant puppeteer

Fredrick Harris as the voice of the plant

Brittani Moore as Chiffon

Emily Senkowsky as Crystal

Sierra White* as Ronette

Director: Joe Lehman

Music Direction: Evan Swanson

Consulting Music Director: Mike Potts

Choreography: Jen Cupani

WSR's production of "Little Shop of Horrors" opens on October 6, 2017 at Raue Center and runs select dates through October 29, 2017. For more information, visit wsrep.org.

WSR is a member of Theatre Communications Group, the national organization for the American theatre. TCG has existed to strengthen, nurture and promote the professional not-for-profit American theatre for over 50 years.

Raue Center offers special seating arrangements and hearing devices for patrons with disabilities. Call the box office at 815.356.9212 to make arrangements prior to the performance:

Williams Street Repertory is a non-profit theatre company located in Crystal Lake, Ill. Over the past seven years, WSR has built a reputation for artistic excellence as one of Illinois' leading producing theatres. WSR is dedicated to sustaining an artistic process of innovative and emotionally charged work, telling diverse stories and creating an in-house Production Company of well-respected artists. Since opening, WSR has presented more than 25 productions with a wide range of appeal, from Chicago premieres and international debuts to holiday favorites. In 2016, WSR entered into a contract with Actors' Equity Association, making WSR the only professional theatre company in McHenry County. WSR is dedicated to its mission of producing diverse and emotionally charged stories that deepen the cultural richness of our community and our region. WSR was made possible through support provided by Susen Håakansson Berg and James C. Berg, the City of Crystal Lake, ComEd, McHenry County Community Foundation and Epic Repertory Theater Company.

Raue Center is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to enriching the lives of all through the arts. For 16 years, they have provided quality programming - striving to make it pertinent, available and affordable to all. As a painstakingly restored 1920s regional Showcase Theatre named for its benefactor-Lucile Raue-Raue Center has attracted the finest stars, Broadway shows, musicians and artists. Named on the League of Historic American Theaters, Raue Center is one of the finest examples of theatre restoration in the nation. The 750-seat theatre, located in historic, downtown Crystal Lake, is a gathering place for our region's citizens and has become a true destination. For additional information, visit rauecenter.org, facebook.com/RaueCenter and twitter.com/RaueCenter.

*Member of Actors' Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.
+ WSR Ensemble Member

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