King’s Theatre Department opens season with musical comedy ‘Little Shop of Horrors’

King’s Theatre Department opens season with musical comedy ‘Little Shop of Horrors’

For Immediate Release
Further Information: Contact Joseph Giomboni
Public Relations Office, (570) 208-5958

September 24, 2012 – The King’s College Theatre Department will perform Howard Ashman and Alan Menken’s “Little Shop of Horrors,” a musical comedy about a sensitive botanist who discovers an exotic plant with a mysterious craving for fresh blood. Performances will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 4-6 and 17-19, and at 2 p.m. on Oct. 7 in the George P. Maffei II Theatre.

The play features shy floral assistant Seymour Krelborn, to be played by Nick Klem of South Williamsport, who becomes an overnight sensation when he discovers a mysterious plant named Audrey II, who will be voiced by Shickshinny native Lukas Tomasacci.

Audrey II grows into an irritable, soul-singing carnivore that offers Seymour fame and fortune in exchange for feeding its insatiableappetite for human blood. The music, composed by Menken in the style of early 1960s rock and roll, doo-wop, and early Motown, includes several hits, song, including "Skid Row (Downtown)", "Somewhere That's Green", and "Suddenly, Seymour."

King’s Theatre Department brings a cast of 14 students to the stage. Local cast members include John Bubul, West Pittston (Mr. Bernstein); Jamie Costello, Clarks Summit (Ronette); Chris Gatpo, East Stroudsburg (Orin); and D.J. Nat, Plains (Mushnik).

The George P. Maffei II Theatre is located in the Administration Building on North River Street. Tickets are $12 for general admission, $7 for students/senior citizens. For more information or to reserve tickets, call the box office at (570) 208-5825 ore-mail boxoff@kings.edu.

Rehearsing for King’s production of the musical comedy, “Little Shop of Horrors,” are front row, from left: Nick Klem and Margaret Callan (Audrey). Back row: Elizabeth Montgomery (Chiffon), Ruthly Cadestin (Crystal), and Jamie Costello.

Rehearsing for King’s production of the musical comedy, “Little Shop of Horrors,” are front row, from left: Nick Klem and Margaret Callan (Audrey). Back row: Elizabeth Montgomery (Chiffon), Ruthly Cadestin (Crystal), and Jamie Costello.

King’s College is a Catholic College sponsored by the Congregation of the Holy Cross.

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