Reboot Theatre Company Unleashes Genderqueer LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS
After spending six months fundraising, Reboot Theatre Company is celebrating spring by unleashing the hysterically campy and delightfully dark cult classic LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS on the unsuspecting public. Award-winning director Harry Turpin (The Who's Tommy at SMT, Fly By Night) helms this floral fantasy with music direction by Joel Kurzynski (Fly By Night), running May 4-19, 2018 at Slate Theater (815 Seattle Blvd S). Tickets ($15-$25) are now on sale at rebootlittleshop.brownpapertickets.com For more information, visit www.reboottheatre.orgA deviously delicious Broadway and Hollywood sci-fi smash musical, LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS (music by Alan Menken, book and lyrics by Howard Ashman) has devoured the hearts of theatre goers for decades. The story follows hapless floral assistant Seymour Krelborn, who pines for his coworker Audrey, a Skid Row girl who's always wanted more. When he stumbles upon a strange seedling, he nurses it to life, only to find it growing into a foul-mouthed, R&B-singing carnivorous plant with some devilish intents. Reboot's genderqueer cast includes Dani Hobbs as Seymour, Seattle's Broadway bombshell Tipsy Rose Lee as Audrey, Vincent Milay as The Dentist, Kristie Werner as The Plant, DeSean Halley as Mushnik, Jake Atwood as Chiffon, Danielle Hill as Crystal, and Angela Snyder as Ronnette. "I am so honored we were granted permission to cast this beloved production however we wanted," says Jasmine Joshua, Producing Artistic Director. "Because we could open these iconic roles to anyone, Harry and Joel were able to create a vision of Skid Row that I know audiences will celebrate." The production team includes Production Manager Jasmine Joshua*, Shay Trusty as stage manager, Lion Fish Theater Company designing sets, Costume Designer Jodi Freeman, and Joe Wagner designing lights.
*Indicates Reboot Company Member
Through a combination of nontraditional concept, interpretation, and casting, Reboot Theatre Company endeavors to test new interpretations of established works both as a way for local artists to stretch their wings and for audiences to experience classics in a different light.