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Little Shop of Horrors   

Virginia Theatre, (10/02/2003 - 8/22/2004)
First Preview: Aug 29, 2003 Total Previews: 40
Opening Date: Oct 02, 2003    
Closing Date: Aug 22, 2004 Total Performances: 372

Category: Musical, Comedy, Puppets, Original, Broadway
Setting: Mushnik's flower shop on Skid Row.
Comments: Premiered Off-Off-Broadway at the Workshop of the Players' Art in May 1982, then transferred Off-Broadway to the Orpheum Theatre in July 1982, where it played for five years. Was considered a "Revival" for the purposes of the Tony nominations in 2004.



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Theatre Owned / Operated by Jujamcyn Theaters (James H. Binger: Chairman; Rocco Landesman: President; Paul Libin: Producing Director; Jack Viertel: Creative Director)
Produced by Marc Routh, Richard Frankel, Tom Viertel, Steven Baruch, James D. Stern, Douglas L. Meyer, Rick Steiner/John & Bonnie Osher and Simone Genatt Haft; Produced in association with Frederic H. Mayerson and Amy Danis/Mark Johannes; Associate Producer: HoriPro/Tokyo Broadcasting System, Clear Channel Entertainment, Endgame Entertainment, Zemiro, M. Swinsky/M. Fuchs, Judith Marinoff Cohn and Rhoda Mayerson
Originally produced by The WPA Theatre; With the WPA Theatre, originally produced at the Orpheum Theatre by David Geffen, Cameron Mackintosh and The Shubert Organization (Gerald Schoenfeld: Chairman; Bernard B. Jacobs: President); A developmental production of LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS was presented at The Actors' Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre (Executive Producing Director: Barbara S. Stein; Artistic Director: David Arisco)
Book by Howard Ashman; Lyrics by Howard Ashman; Music by Alan Menken; Based on the film by Roger Corman; Based on the screenplay by Charles Griffith; Musical Director: Henry Aronson; Original Vocal Arrangements: Robert Billig; New Arrangements: Michael Kosarin; Music orchestrated by Danny Troob; Original Orchestrations by Robby Merkin
Directed by Jerry Zaks; Choreographed by Kathleen Marshall; Associate Choreographer: Vince Pesce
Scenic Design by Scott Pask; Costume Design by William Ivey Long; Lighting Design by Donald Holder; Sound Design by T. Richard Fitzgerald; Puppet Design by The Jim Henson Company and Martin P. Robinson; Hair and Wig Design by Robert-Charles Vallance; Make-Up Design by Angelina Avallone; Associate Scenic Design: Orit Jacoby Carroll; Associate Costume Design: Tom Beall; Associate Lighting Design: Vivien Leone; Associate Sound Design: Carl Casella and Domonic Sack; Automated Light Programmer: Aland Henderson and William McLachlan
General Manager: Richard Frankel Productions and Jo Porter; Company Manager: Sammy Ledbetter; Associate Co. Mgr: Grant A. Rice
Production Manager: Juniper Street Productions; Production Stage Manager: Karen Armstrong; Stage Manager: Adam John Hunter
Music Supervisor: Michael Kosarin; Musical Coordinator: John Miller; Conducted by Henry Aronson; Associate Conductor: John Samorian; Music Preparation: Miller Music Services; Keyboard: Henry Aronson and John Samorian; Guitars/Mandolin: John Benthal; Bass: Steve Gelfand; Drums: Rich Mercurio; Percussion: David Yee; Trumpets: Tony Kadleck and David Spier; Woodwinds: Tom Murray and Matt Hong; Synthesizer Programmer: Henry Aronson
Casting: Bernard Telsey Casting, Inc.; Press Representative: Barlow-Hartman Public Relations; Advertising: Serino Coyne, Inc.; Promotions / Marketing: TMG - The Marketing Group; Photographer: Paul Kolnik; Dance Captain: Carla J. Hargrove
Cast
Kerry Butler
Audrey
(Aug 29, 2003 - Jun 20, 2004)
Hunter Foster
Seymour
(Aug 29, 2003 - Jun 06, 2004)
Rob Bartlett
Mushnik
Douglas Sills
Derelict, Skid Row Occupant
Orin, Bernstein, Snip, Luce and Everyone Else
(Aug 29, 2003 - Jun 13, 2004)
Anthony Asbury
Derelict, Skid Row Occupant
Audrey II (Manipulation)
Carla J. Hargrove
Broadway debut
Ronnette
Trisha Jeffrey
Broadway debut
Crystal
DeQuina Moore
Broadway debut
Chiffon
Don Morrow
Prologue Voice
Recorded voice only
Bill Remington
Derelict, Skid Row Occupant
Audrey II (Manipulation)
Martin P. Robinson
Audrey II (Manipulation)
Derelict, Skid Row Occupant
Matt Vogel
Audrey II (Manipulation)
Derelict, Skid Row Occupant
Michael-Leon Wooley
Derelict, Skid Row Occupant
The Voice of Audrey II
Understudies: Ta'Rea Campbell (Chiffon, Crystal, Ronnette), Ray DeMattis (Mushnik), Michael James Leslie (The Voice of Audrey II), Jonathan Rayson (Orin, Bernstein, Snip, Luce and Everyone Else, Seymour) and Jessica-Snow Wilson (Audrey)
Tony Award®
2004 Best Actor in a Musical [nominee]
Hunter Foster
Drama Desk Award
2004 Outstanding Actor in a Musical [nominee]
Hunter Foster
music by Alan Menken; lyrics by Howard Ashman
ACT 1 Sung By
Little Shop of Horrors Chiffon, Crystal and Ronnette
Downtown (Skid Row) Company
Da-Doo Seymour, Chiffon, Crystal and Ronnette
Grow for Me Seymour
Ya Never Know Mushnik, Seymour, Chiffon, Crystal and Ronnette
Somewhere That's Green Audrey
Closed for Renovation Mushnik, Seymour and Audrey
Dentist! Orin, Chiffon, Crystal and Ronnette
Mushnik and Son Mushnik and Seymour
Git It Seymour, The Voice of Audrey II, Chiffon, Crystal and Ronnette
Now (It's Just the Gas) Orin and Seymour
ACT 2 Sung By
Call Back in the Morning Audrey and Seymour
Suddenly Seymour Seymour, Audrey, Chiffon, Crystal and Ronnette
Suppertime The Voice of Audrey II, Chiffon, Crystal and Ronnette
The Meek Shall Inherit Seymour, Chiffon, Crystal, Ronnette, Bernstein, Luce and Snip
Sominex/Suppertime (Reprise) Audrey and The Voice of Audrey II
Somewhere That's Green (Reprise) Audrey
Don't Feed the Plant Company