Tom Deckman and Kenita Miller Fall in Love at a Little Shop of Horrors, March 19 at the Lortel
By Andrew Gans
Friends in Theater Company and Story Pirates' one-night-only benefit performance of Alan Menken and Howard Ashman's Little Shop of Horrors is presented March 19 at 7:30 PM at the Lucille Lortel Theater; the evening benefits the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Metro New York and Western New York.
The cast features 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, LaQuet Sharnell (Lysistrata Jones) as Chiffon, 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 comprises Phillip Claflin, Sean Clark, Sheena DiMatteo, Michael Hull, Kristen Marie, Jenna Miller, Darcy Wright and Michael Yeshion.
Tony winner David Hyde Pierce pre-recorded the opening voiceover.
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 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 www.friendsintheater.com or by calling (212) 352-3101. Lucille Lortel Theater is located at 121 Christopher Street.
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