Joseph Medeiros and Ashley Blanchet Will Set Up Little Shop of Horrors at KC Rep

News   Joseph Medeiros and Ashley Blanchet Will Set Up Little Shop of Horrors at KC Rep
Joseph Medeiros and Ashley Blanchet will star in the Kansas City Repertory Theatre production of Little Shop of Horrors, which will put down poisonous roots April 20.

The musical, which has music by Alan Menken, with book and lyrics by the late Howard Ashman, will run through May 20 under the direction of Kyle Hatley. Little Shop is the final production of the Rep's 2012-2013 season.

Medeiros (Broadway's Guys and Dolls) will play Seymour opposite Blanchet (Memphis) as Audrey. Michael James Leslie, whose voice was heard in the 2003 Broadway revival of Little Shop, will give voice to Audrey II.

Completing the cast are Nick Cordero (The Toxic Avenger) as Orin, Eboni Fondren as Ronette, Coleen Grate as Chiffon), Jennie Greenberry as Crystal and Gary Neal Johnson as Mushnik.

Little Shop will have scenic and costume design by Meghan Raham, sound design by Joshua Horvath and lighting design by Jason Lyons.

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. For tickets visit KCRep.

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