Jessie Hoffman, Producer & Artistic Director for Lightning Bolt Productions, today announced the theatrical company’s first major production this season:
LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS
October 5-14, 2018
The popular musical will be presented two weekends in a row, October 5-14, at the West Boca Performing Arts Center, located within West Boca High School, 12811 Glades Road in Boca Raton (33498). Performances will be presented at 7 pm on Friday and Saturday nights, and 2 pm on Sundays. Tickets are $35 each and are now available for purchase at .
With music by Alan Menken and written by Howard Ashman, LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS is a delightful, toe-tapping, rock and roll/doo-wop musical about a shy florist and his ravenous flesh-eating plant. Based on the 1960 black comedy film of the same name, directed by Roger Corman and featuring a young Jack Nicholson in a supporting role, the musical opened off-off Broadway in the early 1980s, before being released as a film in 1986 (directed by Frank Oz and with an all-star comedy cast of Rick Moranis, Ellen Greene, Vincent Gardenia, Steve Martin, James Belushi, John Candy, Christopher Guest and Bill Murray).
Director Andrew Shultz will also star in the show as Seymour, with producer/assistant director Jessie Hoffmanplaying Audrey. Also in the cast are Peter Librach as Mr. Mushnick, Jonathan Cabrera as the S&M dentist,Chase Stante as the voice of Audrey 2, and the singing trio of Sorangel Munoz, Annaya Osborne and Alexis Robinson.
Rounding out the talented cast are Joanne Shultz, Richard Cooper, Paul Kane, and Charles Herrick as the Plant Puppeteer. Dave Nagy is musical director for this production, with Alissa Kane serving as choreographer, and Mark Hernandez as stage manager.
“Andrew Shultz and I first did LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS together nearly 10 years ago, and it was a memorable and magical experience,” says producer/assistant director/co-star Hoffman. “What better way to start off the second season of Lightning Bolt and celebrate the incredible merger of talents that have joined us from Marquee Theatre Company than by putting on an incredible production of one our first joint efforts?”