LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS Comes to Gateway Playhouse
Feed the need for musical comedy as The Gateway presents its production of Little Shop of Horrors, the hit musical from Alan Menken and Howard Ashman, creative geniuses behind Disney's The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, and Aladdin. A clever satire, bursting with dynamic dance numbers and Motown and doo-wop songs, like "Suddenly Seymour," "Skid Row" (Downtown), "Dentist," and of course, the title song, Little Shop of Horrors is one of the most popular shows in the world. Charming and hilarious, with tongue firmly planted in cheek, this show never fails to entertain! Previews on Wed, Aug 23 and Thurs, Aug 24 start at $39. All other tickets start at $59. Contact the Box Office at (631) 286-1133 or visit the website at TheGateway.org.
"Seymour" is played by Jeremy Greenbaum, who returns to The Gateway after playing 'Mark' in this summer's production of Rent. Other credits include Broadway's Newsies (Davey), Off-Broadway's The Fantasticks (Mute/Matt u/s), Prospect Theater Company's Tamar of the River (Shelah), and York Theatre Company's Saturday Night (Dino).
Making her Gateway debut is Crystal Kellogg who plays "Audrey." Notable Broadway credits include Finding Neverland and School of Rock and National Tours of Finding Neverland, Kinky Boots, and Pajama Game.
"Mr. Mushnick" is played by Gateway favorite, Ray DeMattis. At The Gateway, Ray has appeared as Moonface Martin in Anything Goes (2016), and was the director of Grease (2013). His Broadway credits include Fiorello!, Little Shop Of Horrors, City Of Angels, Zoya's Apartment, and the original Grease.
The cast also features John Rochette (Broadway's Jersey Boys) as "Orin" the Dentist, Trent Armand Kendall as the voice of Audrey II, John Hoche as The Plant puppeteer, and Courtney Daniels, Moeisha McGill, and Jerusha Cavazos as "The Urchins."
Director/Choreographer Keith Andrews is back at The Gateway after directing and choreographing the smash The Rocky Horror Show last summer. Previously at the Gateway, Keith has directed and/or choreographed Saturday Night Fever, the Regional Premiere of Rock of Ages, The Addams Family, South Pacific, Spamalot, My Fair Lady, 9 to 5 - The Musical (starring Sally Struthers), The Full Monty, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (starring Joe Piscopo) and, The Wedding Singer.
This is Associate Director/Choreographer Vincent Ortega's 11th show at The Gateway and 17th show assisting the amazing Keith Andrews. Vince performed in Mamma Mia on Broadway and as well as many national tours. His Choreography can be seen in commercials (and TV shows) for WeTv, Pepsi, Disney Channel, Netflix and many more. He also spent many years performing as well as assisting Choreography for Pop Artists like Britney Spears, Beyoncé, The Black Eyed Peas for Tours, Music Videos, and special performances like the Grammy Awards and MTV Music Awards.
Production stage manager will be Gateway veteran John "JP" Pollard whose credits include Nice Work if You Can Get It, and Anything Goes starring Sally Struthers.
The Gateway (Performing Arts Center of Suffolk County), a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) arts organization.