Feinstein’s/54 Below hosts Little Shop of Horrors Reunion concerts June 27 at 7 PM and 9:30 PM, bringing together performers from the original production through the Broadway revival. Among the stars attending are the original Crystal, Jennifer Leigh Warren; and original Broadway Crystal, Trisha Jeffrey.
The Little Shop stars are sharing memories and performing songs from the beloved Howard Ashman and Alan Menken show. The reunion is conceived by Robby Merkin, orchestrator of the original production and Grammy-nominated cast album, as well as music director and arranger of the film; and Stephen Nachamie (She Loves Me), who started his career as a teenage production assistant on the first run.
The complete reunion cast also features Nikki Rene, Sheila Kay Davis, Trisha Jeffrey, DeQuina Moore, Carla Hargrove, Katherine Meloche, Mimi Bessette, Ken Land, Brad Moranz, Andrew Hill Newman, Stuart Zagnit, Jonathan Rayson, Michael James Leslie, Ira Hawkins, Martin P. Robinson, Anthony Asbury, Tari Kelly, Howard Pinhasik, James E. Alexander, Marsha Waterbury and members of the original band.
Little Shop of Horrors is based on the 1960 cult movie of the same name. The musical version debuted Off-Broadway at WPA Theatre in 1982 starring Lee Wilkoff and Ellen Greene in a role that would become her signature. A Broadway production was mounted in 2003 co-starring Hunter Foster and Kerry Butler.
Tickets start at $45. For more information visit 54below.com.
(Updated June 27, 2016)