Little Shop of Horrors
ISSAQUAH SEP 14 – OCT 23, 2022 | EVERETT OCT 28 – NOV 20, 2022
Please note this weekend is Salmon Days in Issaquah! Click here to learn more about parking challenges: https://www.issaquahchamber.com/sd-2022-festival-information
Book and Lyrics by Howard Ashman
Music by Alan Menken
Based on the Film by Roger Corman, Screenplay by Charles Griffith
Romance! Murder! Doo-wop! Aliens! A wildly entertaining dark sci-fi musical comedy, Little Shop of Horrors follows the misadventures of a lowly floral shopkeeper who discovers a seemingly harmless new breed of plant (with a secret taste for human blood) that carries ambitions that threaten our hero’s romantic inclinations… and the world! From the writing team who brought us Disney’s animation blockbusters The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, and Aladdin, this Broadway classic blends the sounds of rock and Motown and is considered one of the funniest musical comedies of all time. Warning: Don’t feed the plants!
Performance Notes: This production of Little Shop of Horrors contains guns, machetes, infectious tunes, and carnivorous plants.
KYLE NICHOLAS ANDERSON*, he/him (Seymour) Village Theatre: Guys And Dolls, Les Misérables, Stunt Girl. National Tour: Something Rotten!. Regional Highlights: Seattle Repertory Theatre, Paper Mill Playhouse, The MUNY, Dallas Theater Center, Syracuse Stage, The 5th Avenue Theatre. Proud graduate of Syracuse University! Endless love to Tia, The Hybrid Agency, and my incredible family. For Nana. @KyleNicholasAnderson
BRANDI BIRDSONG (Ronnette) is feeling beyond grateful to be on stage with such incredible artists. Brandi is a So-Cal native and recent transplant in the PNW. Since moving to Seattle, Brandi understudied Village Theatre’s Welcome Home Holiday Concert, performed on NPR Music Live Sessions with Classical King FM, and performed in Tacoma Opera’s production of L’enfant Prodigue. Much love to my loved ones. @_brandi.birdsong
ANIA BRIGGS, she/her (Chiffon, Audrey U/S) is thrilled to be back at Village Theatre! Ania is an alumni of the American Musical and Dramatic Academy’s Integrated program in NYC. Favorite credits: Lily Understudy (The Book Club Play, Village Theatre) and Cinderella (Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella: Enchanted Edition, Tacoma Musical Playhouse). Love and endless thanks to friends and family for their unwavering support. Find more on aniabriggs.com or @ania.briggs on Instagram.
ERIC POLANI JENSEN*, he/him (Mushnik) Before owning a flower shop on Skid Row, Eric was last seen at Village Theatre owning a Parfumerie in Budapest (Maraczek, She Loves Me). Past Village Theatre credits include: Into the Woods, Billy Elliot, My Fair Lady, Les Miserables and Fiddler on the Roof. He recently shredded the boards as a cheese grater in the The 5th Avenue Theatre production of Beauty and the Beast. He manages to keep a pineapple plant alive in his apartment.
JOSH KRUPKE, (Mushnik U/S) happily returns to Village Theatre for his tenth Mainstage production and his seventh time understudying. Josh’s favorite roles at Village Theatre include Franz in The Producers (once!), The King in Big River (once!), and The Duke in Big River (once!). Josh has also been onstage at Harlequin Productions, Taproot Theatre, SecondStory Rep, and many others. Love to Lorrie, Annabelle, and Liam!
SHANELLE NICOLE LEONARD* (Audrey) credits include: Confederates (Off-Broadways Signature Theater), Disney’s Beauty and the Beast (The 5th Avenue Theatre), The West End (Cincinnati Playhouse in the park) Pride and Prejudice; Skeleton Crew; My Fair Lady; Tartuffe; and Jump at Playmakers Repertory Company, where she received her MFA 2019. TV: ‘Shrill’. Shanelle is thankful for the opportunity to participate in live theatre again and dedicates her performance to the artists and creatives who continue to push forward. Website: shanellenicoleactor.com IG: ShanelleNicole1
VINCENT MILAY (Orin Scrivello D.D.S.et all U/S, Audrey II Puppeteer U/S) is a Graduate of the Pacific Conservatory of the Performing Arts. A Drag King about town, he toured in Mean Gays with Peaches Christ. This September he will be featured on ‘Camp Wannakiki’ Season 4 on Outtv. Vincent has been with Reboot Theatre Company as Orin in Little Shop of Horrors, Pirelli in Sweeney Todd, and most recently as Cliff in Cabaret.
ELSA MILLER (Chiffon/Crystal U/S) Elsa is stoked to be able to have this opportunity. This is TECHNICALLY Elsa’s second show at Village Theatre, as you may have seen her in the cancelled Hansel & Gretl & Heidi & Gunter as Julie. Other works include Spitfire Grill as Effy. Special thanks to family, and Mikey.
JADYN MURALT (Ronnette/Audrey II Voice U/S) is enthralled to make her Mainstage debut in Little Shop of Horrors. This is her first performance back post-covid and post high school. Recent credits include: ZM (Village Theatre), Annie (The 5th Avenue Theatre) and Legally Blonde (Showtunes, Seattle Musical Theatre, Twelfth Night). Lots of love to everyone who supports her. She could not dream of a better stage to return on. <3 SM & CJ @jadyn.jane on all socials!
KENNEDY SALTERS* (Audrey II Voice) is an Atlanta based actress and product of the Gainesville Theatre Alliance. Credits: Broadway: Waitress the Musical Revival. National Tours: Waitress the Musical Regional: Mamma Mia!, Legally Blonde, Saturday Night Fever, Newsies, All the Worlds a Stage, Music of the 60s Review. Instagram/Tiktok: @thechocdrop. Representation: MMV Talent
JOHN DAVID SCOTT* (Audrey II Puppeteer) Last seen in Mamma Mia! and The 5th Avenue Theatre’s Beauty and the Best (LeFou), John is thrilled to be back with this stellar cast! Other Village Theatre favorites include Guys and Dolls, The Noteworthy Life Of Howard Barnes, Hairspray, and Don Lockwood in Singin’ in the Rain. So much love and gratitude to his wife, Erin. Welcome to the theatre!
BELLE SHIPPY (Crystal) Seattle born and PNW artist Belle Shippy is thrilled and honored to be making her Village Theatre debut in Little Shop of Horrors. Belle studied at Portland State University and Berklee College of Music. Her recent credits include the Oregon Symphony Gala and HBO’s ‘Here and Now’. She would like to thank her friends and family for their love and continued support. @iambelleshippy
BRAD LO WALKER, he/him (Seymour U/S) is happy to return to Village Theatre, having previously worked on You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown and The 25th Annual Putman County Spelling Bee. Brad is an actor, director, drama teacher, Dungeon Master, and graduate of the University of Washington. Previous: Seymour in Little Shop of Horrors (Harlequin Productions) and Linus in A Charlie Brown Christmas (Taproot). Brad has also performed with Seattle Children’s Theatre and Storybook Theater. Love to Noel! walkerbrad.com
NICK WATSON (Orin Scrivello D.D.S. et all) BFA in Theatre from Cornish College of the Arts. Other work: Guys and Dolls (Character Swing) with Village Theatre; And So That Happened (Drew), The Sound of Music with The 5th Ave Theatre; Murder Ballad (Michael) with Side Country Theatre; Bright Star (Stanford), Big Fish (Karl the Giant) with Taproot Theatre; Sweeney Todd (Pirelli), Violet (Billy Dean/ Virgil) with ArtsWest; Enjoy!
*The Actors and Stage Managers are members of the Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Mangers in the United States.
Director: Brandon Ivie
Music Director: Aaron M. Davis Norman
Music Director/Conductor: Tim Symons
Choreographer: Randy Ford
Associate Music Director: Aimee Hong
Associate Choreographer: Robbi Moore
Scenic Designer: Timothy Mackabee
Costume Designer: Sarafina Bush
Lighting Designer: Robert Aguilar
Wig & Hair Designer: Kaleena Jordan
Sound Designer: Kurt Conway
Stage Manager: Shay Trusty*
Assistant Stage Manager: Stefania Giron Zuluaga
Dramaturg: Jeanette Sanchez-Izenman
General Adult: $35-$92
Senior (Age 65+): $35-$88
Youth (Age 18 and Under): $35-$78
Service fees for phone and online orders apply.
ASL INTERPRETED PERFORMANCES
American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation is provided during select performances. Learn more »
- ISSAQUAH: October 1, 2022 at 1:00 pm
- EVERETT: November 5, 2022 at 1:00 pm
Captioned performances are provided during select performances. Learn more »
- ISSAQUAH: October 15, 2022 at 1:00 pm
- EVERETT: November 19, 2022 at 1:00 pm
A night to enjoy award-winning professional theatre with friends and like-minded women from across the region. Learn more »
- ISSAQUAH: September 22, 2022 at 7:30 pm
- EVERETT: November 17, 2022 at 7:30 pm
Join us for for a short pre-show or post-show talk-back with members of the cast to learn more about the behind-the-scenes world. Learn more »
- ISSAQUAH: September 23 at 8:00 pm and September 28, 2022 at 7:30 pm
- EVERETT: November 12, 2022 at 1:00 pm and November 18, 2022 at 8:00 pm
PAY WHAT YOU WILL
Tickets can be purchased in person or over the phone up to 2 hours prior to curtain. Suggested ticket price is $10. Learn more »
- ISSAQUAH: Saturday, September 24 at 1:00 PM; Saturday, October 1 at 1:00 PM*; Saturday, October 1 at 8:00 PM*; Sunday, October 2 at 1:00 PM*; Wednesday, October 5 at 7:30 PM; Saturday, October 8 at 8:00 PM; Thursday, November 3 at 1:00 PM
- EVERETT: Saturday, November 5 at 1:00 PM; Thursday, November 3 at 1:00 PM; Wednesday, November 16 at 7:30 PM; Saturday, November 19 at 8:00 PM
* Issaquah Salmon Days Festival takes place during the performances on October 1st and 2nd. Please allow additional time for traffic and parking.
IN @ MAIN (Institute at Mainstage)
Join us for a talkback after this performance with KIDSTAGE students invited to join to learn more about the behind-the-scenes world.
- ISSAQUAH: September 23, 2022 at 8:00 pm
- EVERETT: November 18, 2022 at 8:00 pm
Box Office Hours
Tuesday – Saturday: 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Closed daily from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 7:30 pm
Thursday: 1:00* & 7:30 pm
Friday: 8:00 pm
Saturday: 1:00 & 8:00 pm
Sunday: 1:00 & 7:00* pm
*performances at this time do not occur every week of the run
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