'Little Shop of Horrors' Takes to Kelsey Stage

The Oct. 19-28 production of the comic rock musical at Mercer County Community College’s Kelsey Theatre will feature Lawrence Township's Tia Brown playing the role of Crystal.

Editor's Note: The following is a news release issued by Mercer County Community College’s Kelsey Theatre.

Playful Theatre Productions presents the comic rock musical “Little Shop of Horrors” at Mercer County Community College’s Kelsey Theatre. 

Dates and times for this production are Fridays, Oct. 19 and 26 at 8 p.m.; Saturdays, Oct. 20 and 27 at 8 p.m.; and Sundays, Oct. 21 and 28 at 2 p.m. 

Kelsey Theatre is located on the college’s West Windsor campus, 1200 Old Trenton Rd. A reception with the cast and crew follows the opening night performance on Oct. 19.

Based upon Roger Corman’s campy B-movie horror flick of the same name, “Little Shop of Horrors” tells the wildly inventive story of Seymour and the alien plant, Audrey II. 

Seymour is a hapless loser seeking the affections of the love of his life, Audrey.  When the man-eating plant Audrey II appears offering to make his dreams come true in exchange for food, things go awry as the alien’s hunger for human flesh grows insatiable!

With music by Alan Menken and Howard Ashman, this long-running on and Off-Broadway show was made into the 1986 film of the same name, and has since been performed all over the world.

The cast features:

  • Maria Aromando of Neshanic Station as Audrey;
  • Arnold Aromando of Neshanic Station as Mr. Mushnik;
  • Jarad Benn of Aston, Pa., as Seymour;
  • Tia Brown of Lawrence Township as Crystal;
  • Sean Downing of Lumberton as the Dentist;
  • Cathryn Hardy of Matawan as Ronnette;
  • Nikema Missouri of Trenton as Chiffon; and
  • Timothy Walton of Princeton as the voice of Audrey II.

Produced by Suzanne Smith, the show is directed by Frank Ferrara, with musical direction by Shannon Ferrara and choreography by Nicole Farina-Machin.  Set and building design are by Judi Parrish and Bryan Schenlinger.

Tickets are $18 for adults, $16 for seniors, and $14 for students and children.  For tickets, call the Kelsey Theatre Box Office at (609) 570-3333, or visit www.kelseytheatre.net

Kelsey Theatre is wheelchair accessible, with free parking available next to the theater.



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