Village Theatre’s “Little Shop of Horrors” Cast and Creative Team Is Announced

Creative team of Village Theatre's "Little Shop of Horrors." Photos courtesy of artists

Far from horrible, the cast and creative team of Village Theatre’s upcoming Little Shop of Horrors is filled with familiar faces and outstanding talent.

The musical comedy-horror will be directed by Brandon Ivie, the associate artistic director of new works at Village Theatre. Aaron M. Davis Norman and Tim Symons will provide music direction. And choreography will be provided by Randy Ford. The rest of the production team is as follows:

Associate Music Director: Aimee Hong
Associate Choreographer: Robbi Moore
Scenic Designer: Tim Mackabee
Costume Designer: Sarafina Bush
Lighting Designer: Robert Aguilar
Wig & Hair Designer: Kaleena Jordan
Sound Designer: Kurt Conway
Stage Manager: Shay Trusty*
Assistant Stage Manager: Stefania Giron Zuluaga
Dramaturg: Jeanette Sanchez-Izenman

headshots of actors Kyle Nicholas Anderson and Shanelle Nicole Leonard
Kyle Nicholas Anderson (Seymour) and Shanelle Nicole Leonard (Audrey) in Village Theatre’s “Little Shop of Horrors.” Photos courtesy of artists

Starring in the production is Kyle Nicholas Anderson as Seymour and Shanelle Nicole Leonard as Audrey. Anderson has previously been seen at Village Theatre in Guys and Dolls, Les Misérables and Stunt Girl. Leonard will be familiar to local audiences from Disney’s Beauty and the Beast at The 5th Avenue Theatre; she has also been seen Off-Broadway in Confederates. The full cast is as follows:

Chiffon, Audrey Understudy: Ania Briggs 
Crystal: Belle Shippy
Ronnette: Brandi Birdsong
Mushnik: Eric Polani Jensen*
Audrey: Shanelle Nicole Leonard*
Seymour: Kyle Nicholas Anderson*
Orin Scrivello D.D.S et all: Nick Watson
The Voice of Audrey II: Kennedy Salters*
Audrey II Puppeteer: John David Scott*
Chiffon/Crystal Understudy: Elsa Miller
Ronnette/The Voice of Audrey II Understudy: Jadyn Muralt 
Mushnik Understudy: Josh Krupke
Seymour Understudy: Brad Lo Walker 
Orin Scrivello D.D.S/Audrey II Puppeteer Understudy: Vincent Milay

Little Shop of Horrors will play at Village Theatre’s Francis J. Gaudette Theatre September 14–October 22, 2022. The show will then move to Everett Performing Arts Center October 28–November 26, 2022. Tickets are available online.