Little Shop of Horrors

Lake County High School’s Performing Arts Department is happy to announce their production of the Classic Broadway Musical Little Shop of Horrors under the support of People’s Bank as the Title Sponsor. Premier Sponsors include REMAX Aspen Leaf Realty, Independence Realty, Centennial Real Estate, and the Elks Lodge #236. Contributing Sponsors include City on a Hill, and Leadville Colorado and Southern Railroad. Grant sponsors include the Lions Club and Leadville Arts Coalition. Under the Direction of Artistic Director Scott Carroll, evening performances will take place March 3rd, 10th & 11th starting at 7:30 pm. A matinee performance beginning at 2:00 pm will be held on March 5th. All performances will be in the beautiful Lake County High School Auditorium.

A deviously delicious Broadway and Hollywood sci-fi smash musical, Little Shop of Horrors has devoured the hearts of theatre goers for over 30 years. Howard Ashman and Alan Menken (Disney’s The Little MermaidBeauty and the Beast, and Aladdin) are the creative geniuses behind what has become one of the most popular shows in the world.

The meek floral assistant Seymour Krelborn stumbles across a new breed of plant he names “Audrey II” – after his coworker crush. This foul-mouthed, R&B-singing carnivore promises unending fame and fortune to the down and out Krelborn as long as he keeps feeding it, BLOOD. Over time, though, Seymour discovers Audrey II’s out of this world origins and intent towards global domination!

Edgar Tarango (Seymour), Emma Azeltine (Audrey), and Jonathan Cole (Audrey II) head the superb cast. The rest of the principal cast includes Alex Kinnel, Tanner Herron, Jessica Jardee, Moriah Perkins, and Elizabeth Smeltzer.

The ensemble for the production includes Bailey Sprague, Maddison Riquetti, Stephanie Reveles, Noah Miller, and Cesar Hernandez. The Audrey II puppets will be operated by Conner Camp.

Scott Carroll who will serve as the Stage Director, heads the production and design team. Donna Schaefer will serve as the Musical Director, Darren Wager will serve as the Associate Musical Director and Production Assistant. Aryha McNamee will serve as the Assistant Stage Director and Ella Sunday will serve as the Production Stage Manager. The Assistant Stage Management team includes, Beth Camp, Jude Hill, and Annemarie Duel. Devin Riggs will serve as the Choreographer for the production and Michaela Sanchez will serve as the Assistant Choreographer. Melissa Hill will serve as the Volunteer Coordinator. The design team includes Todd Howe, Colin McFee, Erin Farrow, Jill Smith, and Annemarie Duel.  We will also welcome back the incredible musicians who make up the Lake County High School Performing Arts Orchestra.

Tickets for the entire run of the production are currently on sale by calling 486-6888 (extension 2019) or by logging onto Adult tickets are $10 and student, senior tickets are $8, and child/student tickets are $6. Be advised, this production is rated PG-13 because of some adult language and content.

We invite you to one of the longest-running shows, Little Shop of Horrors is a charmingly tongue in cheek comedy that has been produced worldwide to incredible success. Lake County High School Performing Arts Artistic Director Scott Carroll says, “I am extremely excited to bring a different production to the community of Leadville while still maintaining artistic excellence. The cast, crew, and orchestra are working hard to bring this entertaining story to life and I believe the results are going to be remarkable. I will be pleased to announce our 2018 musical at opening night so we hope to see you there!”

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