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Stages Repertory Theatre Presents LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS

Stages Repertory Theatre is excited to present a brand new production of the iconic musical, Little Shop of Horrors. The sci-fi cult classic is slated for an 8-week run beginning March 6 in Stages' Yeager Theatre.



The musical follows a nerdy flower shop clerk named Seymour who happens upon a strange new breed of plant which he affectionately names Audrey after his secret crush. As "Audrey II" grows, the exotic bloom offers the promise of fame and fortune, but Seymour soon discovers that the carnivorous plant also has a taste for blood, ominous origins and an insatiable appetite for power.



"Little Shop of Horrors has joined the canon of great classic musicals because it is a near-perfect piece of musical theatre with a great score, ingenious lyrics, incredible characters and a story as important today as it ever has been, said Kenn McLaughlin, Artistic Director for Stages Repertory Theatre.



Little Shop of Horrors is one of the longest-running Off-Broadway shows that has devoured the hearts of theatre-goers for more than 30 years! Stages previously produced Little Shop of Horrors in 1990. The musical, with music by Alan Menken and lyrics and a book by Howard Ashman, premiered Off-Off-Broadway at the Workshop of the Players Art in 1982 and has since made its way to theatres worldwide.



The Little Shop of Horrors cast includes local favorites Phillip Brown (voice of the plant), Stoo (the plant), Mark Ivy (Seymour), Blake Jackson (Orin, Customer, Radio Announcer, Mr. Bernstein, Mrs. Luce, Skip Snip and Patrick Martin), Anna Maria Morris (Chiffon), Jimmy Phillips (Mr. Mushnik), Kiaya Scott (Audrey), Raven Troup (Crystal), and Tamarah Tucker (Ronnette).



The creative team includes Director/Choreographer Mitchell Greco, Properties Designer Jodi Bobrovsky, Sound Designer Emily Curley, Lighting Designer Bryan Ealey, Costume Designer Katherine Snider, Production Stage Manager Ashley Ginn and Scenic Designer Laura Fine Hawkes who specifically designed the puppets for this production. The puppets were constructed on-site by Stages artisans.



Previously at Stages, Greco has directed The Great American Trailer Park Musical (2018), Five Course Love, Xanadu, The Honky Tonk Angels series, Girls Night Life Could Be a Dream and Big Fish. He also serves on staff as Artistic Associate at Stages.



Performance dates are Wednesday, March 6 through Sunday, April 28.



Performance times are Wednesdays & Thursdays at 7:30 p.m., Fridays at 8.p.m., Saturdays at 2:30 p.m. and 8 p.m., and Sundays at 2:30 p.m.

Tickets Individual tickets start at $25 with savings for groups of 6 or more. To purchase, call the Stages Box Office at 713.527.0123, email boxoffice@stagestheatre.com or reserve online at www.stagestheatre.com.



Founded in 1978, Stages is a professional Equity theatre with a mission to advance theatre and enliven community to make a more vibrant Houston. Stages presents a broad scope of plays and musicals in an intimate setting, generating critical acclaim and creating a devoted community of patrons and artists who share a true sense of engagement, inclusion and connection.



The third-largest theatre in Houston and the sixth-largest in Texas, Stages performs year-round, one of only a handful of Texas theatres that offers year-round employment for creative professionals. On average, Stages produces 12 productions per year totaling more than 380 performances and reaching 65,000+ patrons. Almost all of Stages' shows are rehearsed and constructed on-site in Houston, brought to life by an exceptional community of locally-based artists and craftspeople along with occasional guest directors, actors and designers from around the world.



For more than a decade Stages has made a strong investment in nurturing emerging artists and craftspeople who have now become field leaders and working professionals. Stages' learning opportunities include performance and production internship programs for college students and conservatory-style training for middle and high school students.



The 2018-2019 Season marks Year Four of the implementation of a five-year strategic plan positioned to bring transformational growth to this organization, including new investments in infrastructure, human resources, artistic programming and education and community engagement. During the 2019-2020 Season, Stages will open a new $32 million new home, The Gordy, ushering in a new era for this iconic Houston institution. For more information visit www.stagestheatre.com and www.thegordy.com.


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