Award-Winning Director, Designers, Orchestra and Cast Open “Little Shop of Horrors”
Broadway’s wildly popular sci-fi musical, Little Shop of Horrors, is the American River College Theatre feature presentation. Back Row, left to right: Regine Ford, Samaria Sylvester, Sarah Gonzalez Front Row, left to right: Ethan Mack, Kloe Walker, Corey D. Winfield, Jonathan Wertz. Photo by Brian Williams
Newcomer Ethan Mack (right) plays Seymour Krelborn in American River College Theatre production of Little Shop of Horrors with Jonathan Wertz (left as the Dentist). Photo by Brian Williams
CARMICHAEL, CA (MPG) - The acclaimed American River College Theatre and award-winning director Nancy Silva open ARC’s 2019-20 season with Broadway’s wildly popular sci-fi musical, Little Shop of Horrors. Written by the same team that brought the world Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, and Aladdin (Howard Ashman and Alan Menken), this deliciously devious musical comedy is running October 11-27 in ARC’s impressive mainstage theatre. The show features an accomplished symphonic band (conducted by Susan Hamre), lively costumes and sets by Elly Award winners Gail Russell and Kathy Burleson, and puppets designed by Sacramento’s premier puppeteer, Richard Bay.
Talented newcomer Ethan Mack plays Seymour Krelborn, a meek floral assistant who stumbles across a new breed of plant he names “Audrey II” after his beautiful, troubled co-worker Audrey (Kloe Walker), on whom he has a crush. Before he knows it, the ‘strange and interesting plant’ (voiced by Sacramento favorite Corey D. Winfield) has literally taken on a life of its own… but only as long as Seymour keeps feeding it blood! The R&B-singing carnivorous plant offers Seymour unending fame and fortune… but at what cost? With rich harmonies, saucy patter songs, luscious ballads and Barry White-inspired tunes, this show is a musical feast for plant and audience members alike!
Performance days and times are as follows:
Fridays (Oct. 11, 18, 25) at 8pm (the 10/25 show features an ARC Oak Café dinner option and is ASL interpreted)
Saturdays (Oct. 12, 19, 26) at 8pm
Sundays (Oct. 13, 20, 27) at 2pm
Thursdays (Oct. 17, 24) at 6:30pm
All performances of Little Shop of Horrors will be at the ARC Theatre, 4700 College Oak Drive. Parking is $2 in Lot D (College Oak and Myrtle). Ticket prices are $18 (general), $15 (student, senior, SARTA), with group rates also available. Children 4 and under are not admitted.
For more information, go to ARCTheatre.org or call (916) 484-8234.