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Little Shop of Horrors

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“Little Shop of Horrors”

Book and lyrics by: Howard Ashman
Music by: Alan Menken
Directed by: Kara Ernst-Schalk
Sponsored by: Rasmussen Diamonds

Howard Ashman and Alan Menken (Disney’s The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, and Aladdin) are the creative geniuses behind this deviously delicious Broadway and Hollywood sci-fi smash musical.

When meek floral assistant Seymour Krelborn stumbles across a new breed of plant, he names it “Audrey II” – after his co-worker crush. Audrey II grows into a foul-mouthed, R&B-singing carnivore who promises unending fame and fortune to the down-and-out Seymour as long as he keeps feeding it human BLOOD.  Soon Seymour discovers Audrey II’s intent towards global domination.  Can Seymour save the world, get the girl and live happily ever?

July 8-17, 2016

Date
Time Adult Ticket Price Senior Ticket Price** Student Ticket Price**
Friday, July 8, 2016
7:30 $20.00 $18.00 $15.00
Saturday, July 9, 2016 2:00 $20.00 $18.00 $15.00
Saturday, July 9, 2016 7:30 $20.00 $18.00 $15.00
Sunday, July 10, 2016 2:00 $20.00 $18.00 $15.00
Friday, July 15, 2016 7:30 $20.00 $18.00 $15.00
Saturday, July 16, 2016 2:00 $20.00 $18.00 $15.00
Saturday, July 16, 2016 7:30 $20.00 $18.00 $15.00
Sunday, July 17, 2016 2:00 $20.00 $18.00 $15.00
**Please note: Coupons and discounts cannot be applied to online purchases. Season tickets cannot be ordered online. We apologize for any inconvenience. Please contact the box office 262-633-4218, or stop by any weekday from 12 to 6 p.m.

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CAST

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ROB KROES (Seymour Krelborn) previously played Bert in Mary Poppins, Patsy in Spamalot, Enjolras in Les Mis and Eddie in A Night at the Nutcracker on our main stage and was in several Packy Plays. He had singing roles at UW-Stevens Point in Die Fledermaus, The Tenderland, The Zoo and The Marriage of Figaro.  Rob is an Encore Award winning teacher (2016) and vocal music director at Racine’s McKinley Middle School.

MEGAN SEAGER (Audrey) was last seen as Winifred Banks in Mary Poppins and has played inThree Musketeers, Scrooge – the MusicalThe Music ManAnnie (two times) and Oliver! She got her BA from Calvin College and her MS in Speech/Language Pathology from UW-Stevens Point. She currently leads a Preschool Phonological Classroom in Racine at Red Apple EC.  Megan is thankful to her family, and husband Joe for all their support and love. 

ANTHONY LAZALDE (Mr. Mushnik) prefers to be called Tony. Otherwise, he thinks he is in trouble. He was last seen as Bob Ewell in To Kill A Mockingbird with the Lakeside Players at the Rhode Center for the Arts. He has his BA in Acting/Directing from Northern Illinois University. He has recently returned to the Midwest after a long adventure in Southern California. Favorite roles include Hank in the Gourmet Detective (improv dinner theatre), Oscar in the Odd Couple, and Marcellus in The Music Man.  He is excited to make his debut at RTG and is very grateful to God for his gifts and his beautiful wife, Ruth.

ROBBIE SHAW (Voice of Audrey II)

MIKE KISHLINE (Orin Scrivello)  in less than ten years has compiled an extensive resume that includes 17 stage appearances, lastly as Bertie Wooster in Jeeves Intervenes. On top of numerous crew positions, Mike just completed chairing our play reading committee and heading up the Comedy Tonight ushering crew with his lovely wife, Rebecca. Along with several other RTG volunteers, he took up running three years ago. He has since covered over 1,500 miles, completed two half-marathons, and is now pursuing his latest challenge of running 1,000 miles in 2016. Mike is employed by Carthage College, his alma mater, as a web developer.

ERIKA WADE (Ronnette) is a new transplant to the Racine-area and this is her first show at RTG.  Previous roles include Evillene in The Wiz at First Stage Children’s Theater, Camilla Rosario in In the Heights and ensemble in Rent at Skylight Music Theater, and Gary Coleman in Avenue Q at Greendale Community Theater.  Other roles include: Matron “Mama” Morton in Chicago, Motormouth Maybelle in Hairspray, Nehebka in Aida.  She has also appeared in plays with the Boulevard Ensemble, Renaissance Theaterworks, Windfall Theater and Acacia Theater.  Her 7 year old French bulldog, Brutus, just played Rufus in Nicolet High School’s production of Legally Blonde.

KATE FISCHER (Crystal) is appearing in her fourth production at the Racine Theatre Guild. She debuted in the chorus of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (2011) and went on to play Fairy in The Curious Savage (2012) and in Betty Jean in The Marvelous Wonderettes (2015). She had multiple roles in War of the Worlds with Kenosha’s Lakeside Players. In high school (Park), she played in Babes in ArmsGodspell and Oklahoma! Kate has a degree in psychology from UW-Milwaukee and works as a Customer Service Manager at Rehrig Pacific Company in Pleasant Prairie (they probably made your city’s recycling carts). Kate enjoys reading anything and everything, discovering new music, and going for a run usually no longer than three miles in length.

CHYNNA CHUNG (Chiffon) is a newlywed who was last seen at RTG in the ensembles of Rocky Horror Picture Show and Willy Wonka. She helped with hair/makeup and wardrobe during A Night at the Nutcracker and was asst. stage manager for A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum.   Most recently, she played Jeanie in Hair and Lucinda in Into the Woods with the Lakeside Players. Chynna is the Sales Manager at Great Lakes Skipper and she appreciates the support and encouragement given by family, friends and co-workers.

KEVIN SUSTACHECK (Man I) had stage roles at the Racine Theatre Guild in Design for Murder (2016), Guys and Dolls (2008), The Uneasy Chair (2007), Scrooge (2005 and 2006) and Anything Goes (2003). He was in the 2015 ensemble of Snowdance and played Van in Dog Sees God at the Sixth Street Theatre. Kevin was on props crews for Marvelous Wonderettes (2015), Beauty and the Beast (2008), Steel Magnolias (2008), Gypsy (2007), and I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change (2007). Kevin works at Rasmussen Diamonds, a RTG sponsor.  He’s married to Samantha (Maria from The Sound of Music) and is dad to Everett, age 6, and Avery, age 3.

RYAN SIMONSEN (Man II) was last seen as Officer Klein in Arsenic and Old Lace, Phil the half-man/half-alligator character in Duck Hunter Shoots Angel (2014), Protean in A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (2013) and as the Candy Man in Willy Wonka (2012). He’s married to Sheila and the proud father of Kyle, Jared and Loghan. The Simonsens have all done some theatre, here and there, especially the two boys.  It was their interest and his wife’s encouragement that gave Ryan the push he needed to make the jump from karaoke to the stage.

REBECCA WEAVER (Woman I) is in her seventh musical, following Fiddler on the Roof, Mary Poppins, SpamalotThe Sound of MusicBeauty and the Beast and The Rocky Horror Show. Before RTG she was cast as Jenny in Company and an ensemble player in Hello, Dolly! Rebecca lives in Winthrop Harbor and is employed by the Wauconda (IL) School District.

IAN ANDERSON (Audrey II puppeteer) was in Mary Poppins and Les Miserables and played Rocky in The Rocky Horror Show. He has been in numerous RCT productions and has worked backstage in Spamalot, Spelling Bee and Almost, Maine. Ian graduated from the University of Illinois (BS, Molecular and Cellular Biology) and has a new job with Quintiles, where he monitors clinical trials.  When Ian is not at RTG or at work, he loves to spend time with friends, and hang out with his niece Kadi.

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