Huntington University to open 'Little Shop of Horrors'

FOR RELEASE
2006-10-26
Huntington, Ind.—The Huntington University Theatre Company will present “Little Shop of Horrors” on Nov. 2, 3 and 4.

A down-and-out skid row floral assistant becomes an overnight sensation when he discovers an exotic plant with a mysterious craving for fresh blood. Soon “Audrey II” grows into an ill-tempered, R&B-singing carnivore who offers him fame and fortune in exchange for feeding its growing appetite, finally revealing itself to be an alien creature poised for global domination. Charming, tuneful and hilarious, with tongue firmly planted in cheek, “Little Shop of Horrors never fails to entertain.

Academy Award winners Allen Menken and Howard Ashman composed the music for “Little Shop of Horrors.” Their other works include songs for Walt Disney’s “The Little Mermaid” and “Beauty and the Beast.”

Show times for “Little Shop of Horrors” will be 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 2 and 3, and 2 and 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 4. All presentations will be featured in the Zurcher Auditorium of the Merillat Centre for the Arts. Ticket prices are $12 for general admission, $10 for seniors and students, $9 for Huntington University faculty and staff, $6 for children 13 and younger, and $5 for Huntington University students. To purchase tickets, contact the Merillat Centre for the Arts Box Office at (260) 359-4261.

Cast

Chiffon: Deanna Repic, sophomore theatre performance major from Aliquippa, Penn.

Crystal: Abigal Allwein, a sophomore theatre performance major from Fort Wayne, Ind.

Ronnette: Jennifer Miller, a senior theatre and psychology double major from Berkeley, Ill.

Mushnik: Matthew Kaestner, a sophomore youth ministries major from Paynesville, Minn.


Audrey: Kristen Kohaut, a junior theatre performance major from Hackettstown, N.J.

Seymour: Matthias J. Austin, a freshman theatre performance major from Wheaton, Ill.

Orin: Joshua Christenson, a senior digital media arts major from Carol Stream, Ill

Audrey II: Patrick Irick, a junior at Huntington North High School

Ensemble: Tory Nelson, a freshman digital media arts major from Granger, Ind.

Ensemble: David Magnus, a senior computer science major from Ontario, Canada

Ensemble: Josh Cauhorn, a sophomore English education major from Avilla, Ind.

Ensemble: Rusty Brown, a freshman theatre performance major from Elkhart, Ind.

Ensemble: Ryan Yoder, a freshman theatre major from Hoagland, Ind.

Ensemble: Neil Rupp, a senior elementary education major from Blissfield, Mich.

Ensemble: Cara Joy Bussis, a sophomore theatre performance major from Holland, Mich.

Ensemble: Hayley Johnson, a sophomore English education major from Fort Wayne, Ind.

Ensemble: Shannon Godsey-Nemeth, a freshman history major from Fairfax, Iowa

Ensemble: Rebekah Liston, a senior theatre performance major from Columbus, Mich.

Ensemble: Meghan McClaine, a sophomore theatre education major from Greencastle, Ind.

Crew

Director: David Shamburger, assistant professor of theatre

Assistant Director: Kylie Edmonds, a senior theatre performance major from Bourbon, Ind.

Musical Director/Choreographer: Kristi Shamburger, adjunct professor of theatre

PSM: Bekah Posegate, a sophomore theatre education major from Lake Villa, Ill.

ASM: Cassandra Quinn, a junior sociology major from Bedford, Ind.

ASM: Alicia Bonham, a freshman theatre education major from Upland, Ind.

Scenic/Lighting Design: Mike Burnett, chairman of the Department of Theatre Arts

Assistant Scenic/Student TD: Justin Miller, a junior English education major from Parker, Col.

Assistant Lighting: Brad DeYoung, a junior theatre design major from Lansing, Ill.

Costume Design: Ella Burnett, adjunct professor of theatre

Makeup/Assistant Costume Design: Amanda Carr, a sophomore theatre design major from Anderson, Ind.

Sound Design/Sound Op: Zarin Barnes, a senior theatre design major from Peru, Ind.

Assistant Sound: Amariah Henderson, a freshman theatre design major from Libertyville, Ill.

Props Master: Andrew Edmonds, a freshman theatre design major from Beloit, Wis.

Assistant Props Master: Kamie Petersen, a freshman theatre design major from St. Charles, Ill.

Assistant Props Master & Puppets: Rob Yee, a freshman theatre design major from Howell, Mich.

ME/Light Op: Nathan Capriglione, a theatre design major from Auburn, Ind.

Audrey II Puppeteer: Ryan Yoder, a theatre major from Hoagland, Ind.

Assistant Audrey II Puppeteer: Rob Yee, a freshman theatre design major from Howell, Mich.
 
Huntington University is a comprehensive Christian college of the liberal arts offering graduate and undergraduate programs in more than 70 academic concentrations. U.S.News & World Report ranks Huntington among the best colleges in the Midwest. Founded in 1897 by the Church of the United Brethren in Christ, Huntington University is located on a contemporary, lakeside campus in northeast Indiana. The University is a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU).
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