Skipp Sudduth, Brian Sears Join Cast of Little Shop Benefit; Curtis Holbrook Will Choreograph

News   Skipp Sudduth, Brian Sears Join Cast of Little Shop Benefit; Curtis Holbrook Will Choreograph
Casting is now complete for the Friends in Theater Company and Story Pirates one-night-only benefit performance of Alan Menken and Howard Ashman's Little Shop of Horrors, which is scheduled for March 19 at 7:30 PM at the Lucille Lortel Theater; the evening will benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Metro New York and Western New York.

Curtis Holbrook
Curtis Holbrook

As previously reported, the cast will feature Tom Deckman (Spamalot) as Seymour, Kenita Miller (Color Purple, Xanadu) as Audrey, Carmen Ruby Floyd (Gershwins’ Porgy & Bess) as Audrey II, Dan'yelle Williamson (Memphis) as Ronette and LaQuet Sharnell (Lysistrata Jones) as Chiffon.

Newly announced for the evening are Skipp Sudduth (TV’s "Third Watch," South Pacific) as Mushnik, Brian Sears (Book of Mormon) as Orin (Dentist) and Eleasha Gamble (Oklahoma! at Arena Stage) as Crystal.

The ensemble will comprise Phillip Claflin, Sean Clark, Sheena DiMatteo, Michael Hull Kristen Marie, Jenna Miller, Darcy Wright and Michael Yeshion.

The creative team includes producer Philip Accorso, director David Lefkowich, choreographer Curtis Holbrook, musical director Jonathan Rose, costume designer Jennifer Caprio, production manager Meryl Ballew and sound designer Derek Baird.

All proceeds will benefit the local chapter of the Make-A-Wish Foundation, a non-profit organization that has given hope, strength and joy to children with life-threatening medical conditions since 1980.

Tickets range from $40 to $100 and can be purchased through or by calling (212) 352-3101. Lucille Lortel Theater is located at 121 Christopher Street.

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