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Wolfpack Players grow ‘Little Shop of Horrors’ at Wilkes-Barre Area High School Nov. 18-21

Wolfpack Players grow ‘Little Shop of Horrors’ at Wilkes-Barre Area High School Nov. 18-21
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From a press release:

The Wolfpack Players will present the darkly comedic musical “Little Shop of Horrors” at Wilkes-Barre Area High School on Thursday, Nov. 18 through Sunday, Nov. 21.

This will be the first show in the school’s brand new state-of-the-art auditorium, and it will feature students from WBA as well as Dallas, Wyoming Area, Crestwood, Northwest, and Holy Redeemer that participate in the Wilkes-Barre Area Creative and Performing Arts Academy.

A deviously delicious Broadway and Hollywood sci-fi smash musical has devoured the hearts of theatre-goers for over 30 years. Howard Ashman and Alan Menken (Disney’s “The Little Mermaid,” “Beauty 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 manipulative, 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.

Show dates at Wilkes-Barre Area High School (2021 Wolfpack Way, Plains) are Thursday, Nov. 18 at 7 p.m.; Friday, Nov. 19 at 7 p.m.; Saturday, Nov. 20 at 7 p.m.; and Sunday, Nov. 21 at 2 p.m. All tickets are $10 (cash only) on the day of the show.

Reestablished when Alice Y. Lyons took over the helm of advisor/director during the 2003-2004 school year, the Wolfpack Players Drama Club has blossomed into one of the best high school drama clubs in Northeastern Pennsylvania. Through extreme dedication and talent, the players put on three productions a year – two main stage musicals and a main stage play.

Starting with the 2019-2020 school year, Wilkes-Barre’s James M. Coughlin High School, Elmer L. Meyers Junior/Senior High School, and GAR High School have combined to form the Wolfpack Players.

For more information, contact Alice Lyons via email at alyons@wbasd.k12.pa.us or by phone at 570-826-7111, ext. 5201, and leave a message.

Cast list
Seymour: Jesse Kosierowski
Audrey: Trinity Hull (Friday/Sunday), Sarah Pugliese (Thursday, Saturday)
Mr. Mushnik: Nate Scullion
Orin Scrivello, DDS: Kaiden Harris
Ronnette: Gracie J. Sinclair
Crystal: Emma Christianson
Chiffon: Lauren Martin (Friday/Sunday), Ijahnae Giddings (Thursday, Saturday)
Audrey II Voice: Cora Vanderhoof (Friday/Sunday), Raine Hock (Thursday, Saturday)
Wino/Audrey II Puppeteer/Ensemble: Cora Vanderhoof (Thursday, Saturday), Raine Hock (Friday/Sunday)
Opening Narrator Voice/Customer No. 1/Ensemble: Ian Padden
Customer No. 2/Ensemble: Emmalee Carlsson
Radio Interviewer/Ensemble: Juliette Witkowski
Mrs. Bernstein/Ensemble: Jenna Vincenti
Mrs. Luce/Ensemble: Hannah Fox
Skip Snip/Ensemble: Allison Lussi
Patricia Martin/Ensemble: Alivia Serkosky

Ensemble of Skid Row residents
Job Daniel Almonte
Julia Litwin
Jason Berlew
Lily Grimko
Olivia Connell
Donia Nazmy

Production staff
Director: Alice Y. Lyons
Musical Director: Joelle DeLuca
Choreographer: Jamie Burns
Assistant Director: Lou Lyons
Costumer: Lisa Yvonne Fink