The theatrical sensation that has devoured the hearts of audiences around the world is coming to Rockland County! The musical comedy hit “Little Shop of Horrors” will be presented by the Aquin Players of Dominican College on Friday and Saturday, March 3 and 4, 2017 at 8 p.m. in St. Dominic’s School. Tickets will be $5 for students/children (under 12) and $10.00 for adults and can be purchased 30 minutes before each show time, based on availability. For reservations and information call 845-848-4081.
“Little Shop of Horrors” is a sci-fi-horror comedy-rock musical with an early 1960s rock and roll, doo-wop style composed by Alan Menken and written by Howard Ashman. The musical takes place in New York City during the 1960s and is based around Seymour Krelborn, a clumsy and dejected orphan working at Mushnik’s Flower Shop in urban Skid Row. Seymour happens upon a strange plant which he names “Audrey II” in honor of his fellow coworker and longtime crush, Audrey. Much to Seymour’s surprise, the strange Venus fly trap transforms into a manipulative, foul-mouthed, R&B vocalist who has an appetite for human flesh and blood. Over time, however, Seymour discovers Audrey II desires more than just blood, what it really wants world domination!
When Dominican College Junior John Ameen is asked what it is like to play the character Seymour, he laughs saying, “Seymour is funny, nerdy, and awkward, it’s a very different role for me but I’m enjoying it!” The Aquin Players have been hard at work preparing for opening night. Director James Filippelli, Musical Director James Quaranto, and Choreographer Melissa Lucido would like to recognize cast and crew members both onstage and backstage for their hard work and dedication. Even though practice and preparation for any musical can be stressful, Dominican College freshman Rebecca Birmingham, who plays the character of Audrey, says “The cast is full of lighthearted people who make every practice enjoyable.”