Little Shop of Horrors Blooms at Gallery Players Oct. 22

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Little Shop of Horrors, featuring Philip Jackson Smith and Emily McNamara, opens for business Oct. 22 at the Gallery Players in Park Slope, Brooklyn.

Emily McNamara
Emily McNamara

The musical, which has music by Alan Menken, with book and lyrics by the late Howard Ashman, is directed and choreographed by Joe Barros. Performances will run through Nov. 13.

Smith (Oklahomo at NYMF) and McNamara (My Big Gay Italian Wedding) lead the cast as Seymour and Audrey, respectively, in a cast that also includes Ryan Hilliard (See Rock City, and Other Destinations) as Mushnik and Paul Sadlik as Orin.

Tamala Baldwin, Debra Thais Evansand and Vasthy Mompoint (Mary Poppins, Good Vibrations) portray Crystal, Ronnette and Chiffon, respectively. The voice of Audrey II is performed by Babs Rubenstein (Fat Camp), and Thomas Bradfield serves as puppeteer.

Little Shop has fresh puppet designs by Fergus J. Walsh and Michael Bush, musical direction by Lilli Wosk, set design by Harlan Penn, costume design by Ryan Moller, lighting design by Dan Jobbins, sound design by Ann Warren and props by Laura Merrill. Regina Gatti produces the Gallery Players engagement.

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 call (718) 595-0547 or visit

The Gallery Players is located in Park Slope, Brooklyn, at 199 14th Street. Those in Manhattan can reach the theatre by taking the F train to 4th Avenue or the R train to 9th Street.

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