Main Stage Series

SEPT. 14 - OCT. 16, 2105

LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS

By Alan Menken and Howard Ashman

Directed by Susan Haefner

From the creators of hit Broadway musicals BEAUTY AND THE BEAST and THE LITTLE MERMAID, comes LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, a mad cap, delightfully scary and quirky joy of a musical, that's a treat for the whole family. Seymour is a nerdy floral clerk with a knack for plants, but not much else. However, one peculiar plant he’s tending might just be his ticket to fame, fortune - and the girl of his dreams. LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS is the screamingly funny, gleefully twisted, out-of-this-world hit musical.

"Bizarre and brilliant musical" — Clive Barnes, NY Post.

"Horrors’ still feeds us digestibly raw fun." —Frank Scheck, The Hollywood Reporter.

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Performance Schedule

Previews on September 14 and 15; all seats $17.50.
Opening Night: September 16 - wine and cheese reception before the show
Performances:
Wednesday & Thursday at 7:30 pm
Friday & Saturday at 8:00 pm
Sunday matinee at 2:00 pm, followed by a talk back with the cast.
Open mic on Saturday, September 24th after the show.




Full Calendar

Cast

EMILY KRON* (Audrey) Playhouse on Park:  SPELLING BEE, CABARET, OTHELLO; Recent Credits include: Northern Stage: MARY POPPINS, INTO THE WOODS; The Denver Center: AS YOU LIKE IT; Atlantic Theater: THE EUROPEANS; Williamstown Theater Festival: TROUBLE TALES, MORPHEUS QUARTET; Westchester SB: LAST FIVE YEARS; Mac-Haydn: SOUTH PACIFIC, THE BAKER'S WIFE; NYMF: THE GOLD; NYTW: GARDENPLAYS; Cherry Lane Theater: SWEET TOOTH, LaMAMA: LOVE IN A TUB; NYC Fringe: BRENDA; EPBB: THE SEVEN SICKNESSES. Emily has her own band, Em & The Fates and has performed renowned venues, such as 54 Below, The Metropolitan Room, BB King, Rockwood, The Highline Ballroom and more. Infinite thanks to POP for being an incredible place to make art. Training: BA Middlebury College. Emilykron.com. Always, love to M & D.

STEVEN MOONEY (Seymour) Playhouse on Park: YOU’RE A GOOD MAN CHARLIE BROWN, THE 25th ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE (CT Critic Circle winner- Outstanding Ensemble); National Tour: THE ADDAMS FAMILY, FIDDLER ON THE ROOF; Regional: SOUTH PACIFIC, FIRST DATE, SPELLING BEE, FIDDLER, RAGTIME, ASSASSINS, SHREK, FRINGENYC. Marymount Manhattan College. Sending all my love to Ryan and Kendal on their special day! Thanks to Susan. www.Stevenmooney.com. Follow me on Twitter/Instagram: @manonthesmoonz. This one’s for Dr. Jeff- My dentist.

DAMIAN BUZZERIO* (Mr. Mushnik) Playhouse on Park: Reb Saunders THE CHOSEN; Robert PROOF; Herr Schultz CABARET; Elm Shakespeare: Antiochus/Bolt PERICLES, Cassius JULIUS CAESAR; Florida Studio Theatre: Don Fermin BOLEROS, Shakespeare Theater of NJ: Claudius (ROSENCRANTZ & GUILDENSTERN), Gremio/Vincentio SHREW; Des Moines Playhouse: File RAINMAKER, Mill Mountain: Borachio MUCH ADO, Pap Finn BIG RIVER, Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival: Antonio TWELFTH NIGHT, Lord Montague ROMEO & JULIET Rivers RICHARD III, Northern Stage: Mushnik LITTLE SHOP, Herr Schultz CABARET; Weathervane Playhouse: Fredrik NIGHT MUSIC, The Human Race: Alonso TEMPEST, La Comedia: Ismay

CHERISE CLARKE (Crystal) Playhouse on Park Debut! Operation Triple Threat Barbados: Charolotte 13, THE MUSICAL; Ensemble, SAANG! DANCE. ACT. Cherise is a recent graduate of The American Musical And Dramatic Academy and is very excited to be a part of this production.


BRANDI PORTER
(Chiffon) Playhouse on Park Debut! Nat'l Tour & Off Broadway Lucille Lortel Theatre: Lucille JUNIE B.'S ESSENTIAL SURVIVAL GUIDE TO SCHOOL; Bristol Valley Theatre: Gary Coleman AVENUE Q; Fiddlehead Theatre Company: Joanne RENT; Muhlenberg SMT: Soul Girl 2 JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR; Royal Theatre-Producers Club: Irene SEVEN AROUND THE SQUARE: THE DREAMY KID. Boston Conservatory MFA graduate. brandi-porter.com

FAMECIA WARD (Ronnette) Playhouse on Park: Passing Strange; Hong Kong Disneyland: FESTIVAL OF THE LION KING; Bruyette Anthanaeum West Hartford, CT: Dorothy THE WIZ. TV/film credits: BLUE BLOODS Season Finale; Martha's Vineyard African American Film Festival: CURSE OF WAR . Famecia is very excited and grateful to be back at Playhouse on Park! Famecia thanks God, her family, friends, cast and crew. Damian for being her "Angel" who loves her unconditionally!!! She thanks her amazing agency About Artists.

RASHEEM FORD (Audrey II (Voice) and Ensemble) Playhouse on Park debut! Favorite credits include: Collins RENT, and Seaweed HAIRSPRAY; National tour: originating the role of Jordan SESAME STREET LIVE: LET'S DANCE! Regional: Smokey DAMN YANKEES; Paul KISS ME KATE; Flick VIOLET. Big thanks to my family & friends for your never ending love & support XO. www.RasheemFord.com

SUSAN SLOTOROFF (Audrey II (Manipulation) and Ensemble) Previous shows at Playhouse on Park: Actor 6 THE DINING ROOM, Deirdre I HATE HAMLET. Selected Credits: Shadowland Stages: Ruthie MIRACLE ON SOUTH DIVISION STREET, Roz MOON OVER BUFFALO, Billie UNNECESSARY FARCE; Arts Center of Coastal Carolina: Maggie LEND ME A TENOR; WPPAC: Louise FOX ON THE FAIRWAY; NYC Gershwin Theatre: Glinda WICKED "FOR GOOD." Susan is the creator and co-director of the Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS Broadway Run – run with us!www.BroadwayCares.org/BroadwayRun Love and thanks to the Playhouse family. BFA - Elon University. www.Susan-Slotoroff.com For Grandma, always.

AIDAN EASTWOOD (Orin, Bernstein, Snip, Luce and everyone else)  Playhouse on Park: Cassio OTHELLO. Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey: Puck A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM, Tybalt ROMEO AND JULIET, Roman Citizen/Volscian Soldier CORIOLANUS. Mainestage Shakespeare: Hamlet HAMLET, Iago OTHELLO, Dogberry MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, Brutus JULIUS CAESAR.  Aidan is thrilled to be back at Playhouse on Park in his first professional musical. He’d like to thank Uncle Dan for showing him the movie as a kid. That’s when the nightmares started.

SUSAN HAEFNER
(Director) Playhouse on Park: 25th ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE (Director/Choreographer - CT Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Ensemble), THREE LITTLE PIGS (Director/Choreographer), and THE DINING ROOM (Actor). Other Director/Choreographer credits: Weston Playhouse: SCHOOL HOUSE ROCK LIVE!, STUART LITTLE; Geva Theatre/SUNY Brockport: FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM. Castleton State College: YOU CAN’T TAKE IT WITH YOU.  Susan is also a Broadway actor (STATE FAIR, THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE, 42nd STREET, BILLY ELLIOT 1st National Tour) and an actor/teaching artist at Weston Playhouse in Vermont. www.susanhaefner.com

PENNY BRANDT
(Music Director) Playhouse on Park Debut! University of New Haven: ZOMBIES FROM THE BEYOND, LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, SPRING AWAKENING; Trinity College: CARRIE. Penny has performed as a collaborative pianist at the International Vocal Arts Workshop in Grožnjan, Croatia, the U.S. Embassy in Quito, Ecuador, the Interlochen Summer Arts Academy in Michigan, and locally with the United Girls Choir, Albano Ballet Company, and Hartford Opera Theatre. She has acted as Music Director for youth productions around the U.S. and Canada, including the 2016 Young Actor Musical Theatre Preparatory Program at Playhouse on Park, and serves as Artistic Director for the Women Composers Festival of Hartford. Penny is a PhD candidate in Music History & Theory at the University of Connecticut, where she also teaches courses in music and gender studies.

*Appears courtesy of Actors Equity, the profession union for actors and stage managers.

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