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LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS To Bloom At Dante Hall This Autumn


Little Shop Of Horrors the musical hit, will "plant" itself at Atlantic City's historic Dante Hall for a limited run of performances starting October 28th at 8pm, just in time for the Halloween holiday! Little Shop Of Horrors is presented by JRL Productions in association with Musical Theater International and Dante Hall Theater.

Little Shop Of Horrors at Dante Hall will feature Eddie Varley in the role of hapless florist Seymour Krelborn, Elizabeth Maurer as the glamorous and ill-fated Audrey, Galloway Township favorite Rich McMahan as harried shopkeeper, Mr. Mushnik. Michael Zlabinger as Orin, the dangerous dentist, Rick McIver will bring to life the vocals of Audrey II, and JRL Productions is proud to introduce Divinia Davis, Christy Simpson and Natasha "Tashie" Postal in the roles of Crystal, Ronnette and Chiffon, they are all joined by ensemble member Anthony Chiaro.

Maurer, Varley and McIver are all returning to the Atlantic City stage in the roles they previously essayed to critical acclaim in the 2003 production of Little Shop Of Horrors which played to sold out houses at the Tropicana Hotel and Casino.

This theatrically beloved show will feature the creative skills of some of South Jersey's most celebrated artists, led by producer and set designer, Joseph Lazarus, the Dante Hall production will feature a fantastic new Audrey II built and brought to life by animatronic master, Eric Princz, wigs and costume elements by Patricia DelSordo, sassy and splashy choreography from Cynthia Domino and musical direction guided by the maestro, Teresa Minnix. Rosemary Selah, as Stage Manager and Associate Director, rounds out the creative team.

A deviously delicious Broadway and Hollywood sci-fi smash musical, Little Shop Of Horrors has devoured the hearts of theatre goers for over 30 years. Howard Ashman and Alan Menken (Disney's The Little Mermaid, Beauty And The Beast, and Aladdin) are the creative geniuses behind what has become one of the most popular shows in the world.

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

JRL Productions is a full service theatrical Production Company offering over twenty five years of creative experience in set, lighting, staging and theatre and film design. JRL Productions' mission statement has been to develop, support and expand theater in the South Jersey region and beyond.

Located in the heart of the historic "Ducktown" neighborhood of Atlantic City, Dante Hall Theater was originally built in 1926 by St. Michael's Catholic Church. Dante Hall Theater served the predominantly Italian-American community of the neighborhood as a church hall, school gymnasium, and community theater where both school plays and the St. Michael's Opera Company staged performances. When St. Michael's closed its parish school in the late 1980s, the building remained dormant until an eighteen-month, $3.5 million renovation, funded solely by the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority, was completed in October of 2003. Renamed "Dante Hall Theater of the Arts," this beautifully restored and intimate performance space reopened with the promise of renewing the tradition of serving the Atlantic City and surrounding communities as a home for the performing arts. In 2011, Stockton University took control of the theater. By providing quality programming and performances to local communities, Stockton University and Dante Hall Theater aim to strengthen New Jersey's efforts of restoring Atlantic City to a cultural and family destination.

Showtimes: FRIDAY, OCTOBER 28th-30th, NOVEMBER 4th-6th & 9th-11th
Fridays, Saturdays and weekdays ~ 8pm; Sundays ~ 2pm

Tickets: 25.00

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