Street Tempo Theatre announces a two week extension for Little Shop of Horrors - the second production for the newly launched musical theatre company. Street Tempo Theatre is committed to creating raw, intimate, thought-provoking musical theatre in Chicago and opened their first season with the 1970's cult classic Let My People Come. The Company's production of Little Shop of Horrors is Co-Directed by Street Tempo Theatre Artistic Director Brian Posen and Music Director Kory Danielson.
The production now runs through Sunday, May 27 at 3 p.m. with regular performances Thursdays - Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m. Tickets are $38 and may be purchased at www.stage773.com, by phone at 773.327.5252 or in person at the Stage 773 box office. Senior, student and group discounts are available. For more information on Street Tempo Theatre visit www.streettempotheatre.com.
Street Tempo Theatre's Little Shop of Horrors will take the audience on a journey through the streets of Skid Row to a struggling flower shop where a blood-thirsty plant from another world is anxiously awaiting her next victim. Seductive, tragic, and full of twisted humor, this darkly re-imagined production of Little Shop of Horrors is an onstage homage to b-movie cult films of the 1960's.
"Street Tempo Theatre's production of Little Shop of Horrors will prove to be a refreshing take on a musical theatre classic. The company's mission is to showcase work that has never, or rarely, been seen in Chicago and put a fresh spin on old classics - and this production will do just that!," said Artistic Director Brian Posen and founder of Street Tempo Theatre.
The complete cast and production team for Little Shop of Horrors includes:
Erin Creighton (Audrey), John Sessler (Seymour), Candace Edwards (Audrey II), Patrick Cannon (Orin), Scott Olson (Mushnik), Will Hoyer (Chiffon,) Krystal Metcalfe (Ronette), Sharriese Hamilton (Crystal), Ben Burke (ensemble), Roberto Quintanilla (ensemble), Natali Ancira (ensemble), Allyson Graves (ensemble) and Sasha Smith (ensemble).
Brian Posen (Street Tempo Theatre artistic director), Kory Danielson (music director), Evan Lasko (company
Manager/stage manager), Amy Uhl (choreographer), Katie-Sarah Phillips (costume designer), Dave Ferguson
(set designer), Claire Chrzan (lighting designer,) Michael McBride (assistant music director), Danni Parpan
(props master), Devlyn Camp (production assistant).
Brian Posen (Artistic Director) has been included in PerformInk as one of the most influential people in the Chicago theater scene and NewCity named Posen as one of the "Top 30 Players Who Really Perform in Chicago." Posen is the Artistic Director of Stage 773, Street Tempo Theatre & Liminality Theatre. He is the founder and executive producer of The Annual Chicago Sketch Comedy Festival ("A raging Lakeview comedic beast" -Chicago Tribune), as well as the founder and director of The Cupid Players ("Best Sketch Comedy Group in Chicago"-Chicago Reader). Posen has been active in the Chicago theater scene for more than 20 years as an actor, producer, director and teacher. Posen's past theater company has received several awards including ‘Jeff' and ‘After Dark' awards. He is program head at the Second City Training Center, where he has been teaching improvisation since 1993, as well as teaching at Columbia College Chicago since 1994. Posen has also taught in countless number of institutions, including Actors Theater in Louisville and Steppenwolf Theater. He has performed in and directed hundreds of productions. Posen received his MFA in Acting from the University of Illinois. He is a member of SAG and AFTRA. Posen is also an ordained Minister.
Kory Danielson (Resident Music Director) is a founding member of Street Tempo Theatre. Danielson is a staff accompanist for both the Theatre and Music Departments at Columbia College Chicago where he has served as music director or assistant music director for such shows as The 25th Annual Spelling Bee, Hello Again, Chicago, Pirates of Penzance, LaChiusa's Wild Party, and Bernarda Alba. In Chicago, Danielson has worked with Bailiwick Chicago, Chicago Children's Theatre, Hell in a Handbag (Poseidon, Rudolph, Trogg!), and most recently served as the music director for The Music Theatre Company's Young Artist Program as well as their 48 Hour Musicals. Danielson is also a private vocal coach, audition accompanist and arranger.
Little Shop of Horrors is the second production of Street Tempo Theatre. The production now runs through Sunday, May 27 at 3 p.m.with regular performances Thursdays - Saturdays at 8 p.m and Sundays at 3 p.m. Tickets are $38 and may be purchased at www.stage773.com, by phone at 773.327.5252 or in person at the Stage 773 box office. Senior, student and group discounts are available. For more information on Street Tempo Theatre visit www.streettempotheatre.com.
Photo credit: Linda Gartz
Ben Burke (ensemble), Erin Creighton (Audrey), John Sessler (Seymour), Sasha Smith (ensemble), Zach Drane (Ensemble), Natalie June (ensemble)
Erin Creighton (Audrey), John Sessler (Seymour)
Allyson Graves, Will Hoyer (Chiffon), Krystal Metcalfe (Ronette), Ben Burke (ensemble), Roberto Quintanilla (ensemble)