Audrey Fisher and Logan Geddes will lead the cast of Little Shop of Horrors at Bool's Flower Shop in Ithaca, New York, taking on the roles of (the aptle named) Audrey and Seymour. The site-specific production, newly extended from the originally announced six-performance run that sold out ten minutes after opening ticket sales, will run from April 24 through May 2.
Joining Fisher and Geddes are Amber Ward as Chiffon, Sushma Saha as Crystal, Courtney Long as Ronnette, Dharon Jones as Orin Scrivello, Kylie Heyman as Audrey II, and Jaden Boyd as Mushnik. The company will also include understudies Sami Schonberger and Tanner George.
A select number of $15 student rush tickets will be available at every performance to students with a valid student ID on a first come, first served basis.
The production is helmed by director Alisar Awwad, leading a creative team that includes music director Daniel Mullarney, choreographer Maria Scherer, lighting designer Chris Perrone, and scenic designer Corey Field. Jacob Stuckelman is producing the event with Ben Fleisher.
The innovative take on the Alan Menken-Howard Ashman musical marks the 125th anniversary of Bool's Flower Shop. The historic site will remain open during regular business hours, with production equipment loaded in and out for each evening performance.
Little Shop of Horrors is based on the famously low-budget 1960 horror film The Little Shop of Horrors and takes place entirely in and around a skid row flower shop. The musical adaptation, featuring music by Menken and a book and lyrics by the late Ashman, premiered Off-Broadway in 1982. A 1986 movie musical adaptation featured Ellen Greene reprising her stage performance as Audrey opposite Rick Moranis. The '60s-pastiche score, described by its writers as "the dark side of Grease," contains such songs as "Skid Row," "Somewhere That's Green," and "Suddenly Seymour."
"Site-specific theatre is a way to enhance traditional storytelling and adds layers of specificity and realism that can't be achieved through other mediums," shares Stuckelman. "What excites me about this production is that Seymour and Audrey's world is inside the flower shop while our reality is right outside the front doors."
For more information, visit LittleShopofBools.com.