New Repertory Theatre today announced a one-week extension of the Off-Broadway musical Little Shop of Horrors with book and lyrics by Howard Ashman and music by Alan Menken. Originally scheduled to close May 20, the production, now running in the Charles Mosesian Theater at the Arsenal Center for the Arts performs through May 27, 2012.
“We’re thrilled that our production has been so well received,” says New Rep Managing Director Harriet Sheets. “and that we get to end New Rep’s 2011-2012 Season on such a high note.”
"While celebrating its 30 year anniversary, LITTLE SHOP proves its power to surprise and delight audiences with its giddy and guilty pleasures has not diminished,” says Artistic Director Jim Petosa. “We're both pleased and proud that our production has garnered such devotion that we will continue to share it through this extension."
Directed and choreographed by Russell Garrett and musical direction by Todd C. Gordon, the Little Shop of Horrors cast features Paul D. Farwell (as Mr. Mushnik), Susan Molloy (as Audrey), Bill Mootos (as the Dentist), Blake Pfiel (as Seymour) and Timothy John Smith (as the voice of Audrey II).
"Since its earliest iteration at the WPA in New York City's then booming off-off Broadway milieu,” says Artistic Director, Jim Petosa, “Little Shop of Horrors has found its place in the giddy hearts of both musical theatre artists and their audiences throughout the country. Its satiric pokings at the clichés of good ole American virtues mix with an undeniably affecting sentimentality.