New Jersey Stage

Saturday, October 1, 2011

ReVision Theatre Presents Little Shop Of Horrors

(Asbury Park, NJ) -- ReVision Theatre is pleased to announce the cast of its upcoming October production of Little Shop of Horrors.  This outstanding cast features Michael Linden (Spring Awakening Nat'l tour, ReVision's Spring Awakening), Rhiannon Hansen (Legally Blonde Nat'l Tour), Alex Michaels (Terms of Dismemberment, Off Broadway), Dayna Jarae Dantzler (The Color Purple, Nat'l Tour), Chelsea Zeno (ReVision's Spring Awakening, Kingdom), Stephany Mora, Aliya Bowles (Spring Awakening Nat'l Tour, Footloose)  and Bradley Mott (Steppenwolf's Slavs, You Can't Take it With You).

Mary Catherine Burke (Austentacious, NYMF) is set to direct, with choreography by Brad Landers (Cats Nat'l Tour), and Musical Direction by Michael Thomas Murray (ReVision's Tommy, Rocky Horror, Xanadu, Spring Awakening).

The Little Shop creative team includes, Clifton Chadick (Set Design), Sarah Maiorino (Costume), and Dan Jobbins (Lighting).

One of the longest-running Off-Broadway shows of all time, this affectionate spoof of 1950s sci-fi movies has become a household name, thanks to a highly successful film version and a score by the songwriting team of Howard Ashman and Alan Menken, who redefined the animated musical film with Disney's The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast and Aladdin. Charming, tuneful and hilarious, with tongue firmly planted in cheek, LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS never fails to entertain.

Director Mary Catherine states, "I was thrilled to be offered this opportunity to rethink Little Shop of Horrors, especially when the producers told me they didn't want to rent the "traditional" plant.  When most people think of this show they think of a giant puppet, but in this production we've cast Audrey Two as a woman who sees how infatuated Seymour is with Audrey, and uses this knowledge to manipulate Seymour into feeding her.  The show has quite a few Sci-Fi elements, it is about a plant striving for world domination, and in this production the "Street Urchins" who normally function as a Greek chorus, are under-cover agents who are here to stop Audrey Two.   It provides a lot of dynamic choreography moments". 

As always, ReVision audiences should expect a new take on this hilariously, entertaining musical that is set to bring joy to audiences of all ages and will have you singing the tunes all the way home.  This production is not to be missed!

In addition, ReVision has announced a new performance schedule with added Saturday matinees at 2 pm on October 15th and 22nd with special family discounts available for select performances.  If you are ordering between 4 – 8 family tix, please use the on-line code: family4.   Also audience members are encouraged to come in costume to all matinees for a chance to win prizes from the Little Shop cast!

Little Shop of Horrors opens October 6 and runs through October 30 at The Carousel House located at 700 Ocean Avenue on the boardwalk in Asbury Park.  Tickets are on sale now!  Please call 732-455-3059 for more info on discounts. To order tickets please visit,  by phone 732-455-3059 or at a ReVision Theatre  ticket outlet, Flying Saucers Retro Kitchenware, 659 Cookman Ave,  in Asbury Park.   Please consider buying your season tickets in advance as you will receive the greatest discounts.

ReVision Theatre is a professional regional Equity theatre company dedicated to producing invigorating theatre with a fresh new perspective reaching the diverse community of Asbury Park and beyond. ReVision Theatre produces reinventions of previously produced classics, overlooked or forgotten work in a new way, and new work with a fresh voice. ReVision Theatre produces readings, workshops, cabarets, concerts, and main stage productions. ReVision Theatre is a not for profit 501(c) (3) organization.