Arts

Little Shop of Horrors

Little Shop of Horrors, May 27-May 30, 2021 at 7 pm

Little Shop of Horrors is presented through a special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.mtishows.com.

On the twenty third day of the month of September,
In an early year of a decade not too long before our own,
The human race suddenly encountered a deadly
Threat to its very existence.
And this terrifying enemy surfaced,
As such enemies often do,
In the seemingly most innocent and unlikely of places...

Two years ago, when I selected Little Shop of Horrors for our Spring show, I could never have known how hauntingly the opening lines would encapsulate the existence we ourselves have been living for the past year. Along with tragic loss of life and economic hardship, the pandemic also devastated the performing arts, as Broadway went dark and stages across the world stopped all live performances. SA theater, like many high schools, had to cancel two productions, and performing artists in every nation had to accept a new reality where singing and playing instruments were suddenly hazardous activities. So we turned to Zoom, did our best to learn our songs, lines, lyrics and choreography, and dreamed of the day we would be allowed to gather as a full ensemble and return to doing what we love. Sadly, for my seniors, so much was lost in the interim and my heart aches for the experiences and shows they lost. 

This production comes out of one of my favorite classes to teach at SA, Production and Design Studio, an interdisciplinary experiment we launched a few years back in the hopes of putting the majority of the design aspects of the show into the hands of students, giving them the opportunity to make, build, and run a show from every angle. I am eternally grateful to my students for staying positive as we started this process over Zoom, making as much progress as we could, and at the same time I am certain that none of us will ever again take for granted the simple joy of being able meet in person every day and work together to create live theatre.  
—Jenifer Coté, Theatre Director

SKID CAST
May 28 & 30
ROW CAST
May 27 & 29
Seymour
Jack Duncan
Jack Duncan
Audrey
Maya Homicz
Madigan Traversi 
Orin Scrivello DDS
Arav Hanspal
Nicholas Fowles
Crystal
Arianna Lohrer
Grace Kallman
Chiffon
Keira Engdahl
Mira Bruce-Low
Ronnette
Natalie Crafts
Lorna Fowles

Cast

SEYMOUR - Jack Duncan
AUDREY - Maya Homicz, Madigan Traversi
ORIN SCRIVELLO DDS - Nicholas Fowles, Arav Hanspal
MR. MUSHNIK - Theo Marvin
AUDREY II - Blake Douglas
CRYSTAL - Arianna Lohrer, Grace Kallman
CHIFFON - Keira Engdahl, Mira Bruce-Low
RONNETTE - Natalie Crafts, Lorna Fowles
SKIP SNIP - Mikey Smart
MR. BERNSTEIN - Mikey Smart
MS. LUCE - Huck Morrone
ENSEMBLE - Mikey Smart, Huck Morrone, Pamela Gloger

Band

Max Brinegar - Drums
Ethan Boyers - Guitar
Gabriella Oliveri - Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Saxophone, Flute 
Izzy Quinonez - Percussion
Porter Young - Guitar
Adri Kornfein - Baritone Saxophone
Toby Kornfein - Trumpet
Barrett Wilber - Piano
Amanda McFadden - Clarinet
Victor Villarreal - Flute

Production Team

Director: Jenifer Coté
Assistant Directors: Tessa Devine, Charli Jackson
Vocal Direction: Amanda McFadden
Band Direction/Conductor: Daniel Reiter
Technical Director: Bruce Lackovic 
Chorography: Sarah McDonald
Stage Manager/Co-Choreographer: Rachel Woo
Assistant Stage Manager/Sound Technician: Charli Jackson
Student Costume Designer: Lacey Koch
Costume Assistants: Marlena Bennett Hall, Maria Mountanos, Pamela Gloger, Annabella Morrone
Sound Designer:  LC LoRé
Sound Mixing/Wireless Head Mics: Spencer Nilsen, Charli Jackson
Lighting Design: Bruce Lackovic
Camera Crew: Chris Giffoni, Chris Kam
Assistant Lighting Designer: Ashlyn Brescia
Publicity: Maria Mountanos
Prop Masters: Mae McCarthy, Dayton Shepardson
Poster Design: Mae McCarthy 
Puppet Design: Mae McCarthy, Ellie Ramos
Puppet Choreography: Ellie Ramos
Live Stream Camera Switcher Operator: Chris Giffoni
Set Construction: Brian Champlain, Bruce Lackovic, Mae McCarthy, Dayton Shepardson, Chis Giffoni, Raphael McGlynn
Scenic Painters: Lesli Muñoz-Perez, Mae McCarthy, Ashlyn Brescia
Backstage and Production Assistants: Marlena Bennett Hall, Pamela Gloger, Raphael McGlynn, Jadyn Heselton
Covid Safety Protocols: Jacob Gaynor
We are pleased to be hosting both a live audience for in-person attendance, as well as a live stream, viewable at home.

In-Person Audience Covid Protocols
A health screening will be conducted upon arrival. Please do not attend if you are experiencing any symptoms of Covid-19, or have been exposed to anyone diagnosed with or testing positive for Covid-19.

In order to attend in person, all individuals must purchase a ticket in advance and register with their name. Only members of the same household may sit together. Seating will be assigned by household and all households will be spaced at least six feet apart.

Throughout the performance, audience members must wear face masks and maintain six feet of distance from all other audience members, except those within their household. 

No one who has not purchased a ticket in advance and registered with their name will be allowed to attend. No walk-up ticket purchases.

There will be no concessions.
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