Judith Mitchell, Chief Executive Officer at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts and winner of the 2017 George Abbott Award for Outstanding Achievement of the Arts, and Marcie Gorman-Althof and Michael Lifshitz, the producing partners behind MNM Productions which won this year’s Carbonell for Best Ensemble, today announced that they will jointly present MNM’s fourth show in 2017, the comedy rock musical LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS.
With music by Alan Menken and written by Howard Ashman, the rock and roll/doo-wop musical about a shy florist and his ravenous flesh-eating plant, will boom and bloom in the Kravis Center’s Rinker Playhouse, December 1-17.
“Everyone at the Kravis Center, both the back-stage staff and our enthusiastic audience members, were very impressed by MNM’s first three productions here,” says Lee Bell, Senior Director of Programming. “We look forward to working even more closely with Michael Lifshitz and Marcie Gorman-Althof as we co-present an utterly delicious LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS in December.”
“Michael and I have very much enjoyed working with the Kravis Center team, and we are immensely grateful for their ongoing guidance and support,” says Gorman-Althof. “In addition, we view the Kravis Center’s willingness to work with us to co-present LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS as a great endorsement of both MNM’s business professionalism and theatrical quality.”
Bruce Linser will direct LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, with Paul Reekie serving as musical director and choreography by Kimberly Dawn Smith. The rock musical’s cast will be headed by Mike Westrich as Seymour, Mallory Newbrough as Audrey and Peter Librach as Mushnick.
Tickets for LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS are $45 and $39, and are now on sale. They are available for purchase online through the Kravis Center’s official website at kravis.org; by phone at 561.832.7469; or at the Kravis Center Box Office, 701 Okeechobee Blvd. in West Palm Beach.