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New Stage Theatre's "Little Shop of Horrors" Oct. 5 - 17

New Stage Theatre opens its 56th Season with the hit Broadway Musical Little Shop of Horrors October 5-17, 2021. Curtain times and dates for performances are Tuesdays through Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. on Sundays. Ticket prices are $35.00 with discounts available for students, senior citizens, military, and groups. Tickets can be purchased at the box office, located inside the Jane Reid Petty Theatre Center, charged by phone by calling the theatre at (601) 948-3533, or ordered online at www.newstagetheatre.com. This production is sponsored by Sanderson Farms.


Recommended for ages 12+ for language and innuendo.

Feed me! Nerdy floral shop worker Seymour would give anything to gain the love of Audrey. The depth of his desire is tested when a strange and menacing addition to his floral shop brings him sudden and unexpected popularity. Musical hilarity ensues with this delectable Broadway smash hit. Little Shop of Horrors has devoured the hearts of theatre goers for almost forty years, becoming one of the most popular shows worldwide.

New Stage Theatre Artistic Director Francine Thomas Reynolds said, “When considering shows to launch the reopening of New Stage after so many months without live theatre, Little Shop of Horrors emerged as the perfect show to kick off our Season 56. The hilarious and quirky story, upbeat doo-wop, rock and Motown music, and loveable characters, deliver the kind of satirical fun and enjoyment audiences might be ready for.” Added Reynolds, “Our creative team, fabulous cast and musicians are excited to be back to live performances and the entire New Stage company is looking forward to welcoming everyone back who feels comfortable returning to live theatre as we Celebrate Our Next Act!”

The cast includes: Tyler Bellmon as Seymour (New York), Taylor Galvin as Audrey (New York), Joseph Frost as Mr. Mushnik (Jackson), Sharon Miles as Audrey II (Hattiesburg), and Evan Brechtel as Orin (New York). Additional cast members include Erin Morton, Jaymi Horn, Jayla Lomax, Mandy Kate Myers, Hosea Griffith, Kyle Devin Hunter, and Caleb Henry. Tyler Bellmon and Taylor Galvin appear through the courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association.

FULLY VACCINATED AUDIENCE PERFORMANCES: October 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, & 16, 2021 (Proof of full vaccination and ID will be required; vaccination proof not required at other performances)

SOCIAL DISTANCING PERFORMANCE: October 13, 2021 (Call the box office for tickets)

PAY WHAT YOU CAN: Patrons can come to the box office beginning at 6:30 on Tuesday, October 5, 2021. If tickets are available they can be purchased at any value with cash, check, or credit card. This is only valid for the October 5 performance.


Little Shop of Horrors performances are October 5-17, 2021. Ticket prices are $35.00 with discounts available for students, senior citizens, military, and groups. Tickets can be purchased at the box office, charged by phone by calling the theatre at (601) 948-3533, or ordered online at www.newstagetheatre.com. The theatre is located in the Jane Reid Petty Theatre Center at 1100 Carlisle Street in the Belhaven neighborhood.


Where:

The Jane Reid Petty Theatre Center,

1100 Carlisle Street, Jackson MS 39202

Dates:

Pay What You Can Night: October 5, 2021

Open: October 6, 2021

Close: October 17, 2021

Performance Times:

Tuesday thru Saturday: 7:30 pm

Sundays: 2:00 pm

Fully Vaccinated Audience Performances: October 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, & 16, 2021 (Proof of full vaccination and ID will be required; vaccination proof not required at other performances)

Social Distancing Performance: October 13, 2021 (Call the box office for tickets)

Tickets:

$35; seniors/students/military $30

Box Office:

Telephone: 601-948-3533

Online: www.newstagetheatre.com

Email: tickets@newstagetheatre.com

Hours: Monday-Friday from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Hours During Show:

Tuesday thru Friday: 10 am - 7:30 pm

Saturday: 4 pm - 7:30 pm

Sunday: 1 pm - 2 pm

Tickets Online:

Tickets may be purchased 24 hours a day, seven days a week at www.newstagetheatre.com (a per-ticket service fee of $3 applies to all online purchases)

Rush Tickets:

One hour prior to curtain for any performance, students with a current academic ID may purchase an available seat for $10. Limit one ticket per ID.

To view public safety protocols please visit www.newstagetheatre.com/covid-19


Director.............Peppy Biddy

Music Director..........Carol Joy Sparkman

Choreographer...........Malaika Quarterman

Stage Manager..........Clara Seitz

Scenic Designer..........Dex Edwards

Costume Designer..........Virginia Coffey

Lighting Designer..........Andrew Prince

Sound Designer/Engineer..........Alberto Meza

Cast SEYMOUR..........Tyler Bellmon*

AUDREY..........Taylor Galvin*

MR. MUSHNIK..........Joseph Frost

ORIN..........Evan Brechtel

AUDREY II..........Sharon Miles

CHIFFON..........Erin Morton

CRYSTAL..........Jaymi Horn

RONNETTE..........Jayla Lomax

SKID ROW RESIDENTS:

Mandy Kate Myers

Hosea Griffith

Kyle Devin Hunter

Caleb Henry

UNDERSTUDIES:

Ward Emling

Sam Lovorn

Natalie Fehrenbacher

Mandy Kate Myers