Little Shop of Horrors
Join us in January as the SFA presents one of the longest running off-Broadway shows, with a 1960s rock and roll score, that will have you tapping your feet and singing along.
This horror comedy sci-fi musical, follows the misadventures of Seymour, a hapless floral assistant, who longs to escape life on skid row with the girl of his dreams. He becomes an overnight success after buying an exotic plant with an unusual craving for human blood.
Audrey II grows into a giant, ill tempered, R&B Singing carnivore, who promises limitless fame and fortune to Seymour, in exchange for feeding its ravenous appetite. Just when it’s too late, Seymour discovers Audrey II to be an alien creature on a mission of global domination.
Thank You Everyone!
MEET THE CAST
Blake Isaac (Seymour) is thrilled to travel down skid row with this talented cast! He was last seen as Motel in Fiddler on the Roof and Mr. Banks in Mary Poppins. Other notable roles include: Don Lockwood in Singin’ in the Rain (Mask & Mirror), Issachar in Joseph…Dreamcoat with Broadway Rose as well as Horton in Seussical the Musical (UNW). Many thanks to Leslie for this opportunity and to his family and friends for their incredible support.
Rana Kaddumi is excited to make her theatrical debut as Audrey. She was born in Portland, OR but has spent the last 10 years in Sherwood. For the past 6 years, as a founding member of Sherwood’s hair and makeup team “The Glam Squad”, she has been involved in over 35 local theater productions. She treasures all of the encouragement she has been consistently receiving from her friends, family, and director Leslie Gale. Rana has always had a love for the arts and looks forward to this and future productions.
Tracy Chiappone is originally from Lafayette, California and graduated with a music degree from the University of Southern California and spent several years in Los Angeles singing classical music. She returned to the Bay Area and began a six year run with Steve Silver’s ‘Beach Blanket Babylon’ playing such characters as Barbara Streisand, Linda Tripp and Martha Stewart. Since leaving BBB, Tracy has performed in several different venues in and around the Bay Area. A highlight of her music career was attending the Ravinia Music Festival, understudying the legendary Patti LuPone in a piece by local opera composer Jake Heggie.
Orin Scrivello D.D.S
Matt is excited to be able to perform again with the Sherwood Foundation of the Arts. He has been involved in several past productions that included the opportunity to play Curly in Oklahoma, and various other roles in Les Miserables and Mary Poppins. He was also involved in the production of Cabaret at Eastern Oregon University. Matt is extremely grateful to the support and encouragement from his wife, as well as his two sons (8 and 11) who learned the all the songs and at times still sing “Lovely Ladies” in public.
Audrey II (voice)
Bobby is thrilled to be performing in Little Shop of Horrors! No stranger to Portland area stages, he has been seen recently as Molokov in Chess, John Hancock in 1776, Angel City 4 in City of Angels, Aaron Fox in Curtains, barbershop quartet (bass) in The Music Man, and Old Deuteronomy in CATS. Also, he has performed locally in Urinetown, Sweeney Todd, Plaid Tidings, Sisters of Swing, and Christmas of Swing, Jekyll & Hyde, Beauty and the Beast, Evita, and Les Miserable. Additionally, Bobby is active in the local opera scene with Portland Opera and Opera Theatre Oregon, and has recorded and toured with the local world famous band, Pink Martini.
Davida Brown (Chrystal) is making her debut with Sherwood Foundation for the Arts. Previous credits include Daughter 3 in Quilters (George Fox University), Sandy in Grease, Louisa in Sound of Music, and Mother in Flowers for Algernon (Newberg High School). Special thanks to her family for learning all the dances with her and making space in their lives for this opportunity.
Kristin Alarcon (Chiffon) is thrilled to perform in her first show with SFA! After being heavily involved in choir, dance, and theater in high school, she went on to dance at University of Oregon and then for the South Sound Nighthawks semi-pro team in Seattle, and currently dances for the OMTAAMB alumni team. By day, Kristin is a 12th grade teacher at Oregon Connections Academy, and serves as the Director of Media/Tabulation for the Dance/Drill Judges’ Affiliation of Oregon. She sings in two local choirs, and was last seen as Brooke Wyndham in New Century Players’ production of Legally Blonde: The Musical. Kristin wants to thank her family for always being amazingly supportive and coming to all her shows!
Michelle Acosta (Ronette) is incredibly grateful to be a part of another SFA production. Previous roles include Golde in “Fiddler on the Roof” with Voice for the Voiceless and Hope Harcourt in SFA’s production of “Anything Goes”. Michelle wants to thank Director Leslie and Stage Manager/Assistant Director Berl for their guidance and professionalism. Additional thanks to parents Vicki & Guillermo for recognizing early on her love of music. Thank you to her husband Ben and daughter Stella for singing along while she practiced at home.
Taryn graduated with a degree in Theatre Arts with an emphasis in performance from Portland State University. She is thrilled to be rejoining the musical theatre world with such a timeless piece. This musical is a dream show come true, and her fellow cast mates are an incredibly talented team making it happen. Taryn would like to thank her wonderful family ,friends (especially Kamryn and Paige), and her partner Colin for their undying support; as well as thank The Sherwood Foundation for the Arts for giving her this opportunity to fulfill her passion.
Caroline is enchanted to return to Sherwood Foundation for the Arts in the winter months. You may have seen her previously in summer musicals such as Hello Dolly!, Into the Woods, and Les Miserables. When she is not being dramatic in Sherwood, she is being dramatic in Portland with her friends and family. She spends her days cooking, taking spontaneous trips, coaching volleyball, and making grandiose plans for her future. Next on the horizon is partnering with Oregon Trades Women in preparation to become a carpenter’s apprentice. Lastly, Caroline would like to thank all her people for making her laugh in 2018. You all keep life entertaining and worthwhile.
Rob Thompson (Ensemble) is excited to be a part of SFA’s production of “Little Shop of Horrors.” He has been a part of SFA’s musical productions since “The Sound of Music”. He has so much fun every year and greatly appreciates everyone who comes out to support the Sherwood Arts.
Robert Eli Taylor
Robert Eli Taylor (Ensemble) is happy to be in his second play with SFA. He is supported by his wife and three children. Robert is constantly amazed at the support Sherwood gives to the arts and looks forward to many more opportunities to give back in the future.
Aaron Richard is excited to be performing in Little Shop of Horrors, one of his favorite musicals. He has been in multiple SFA shows before, such as Hello Dolly and Anything Goes, as well as High School shows such as West Side Story and Grease. He’d like to thank his parents for supporting him through all aspects of his life, and he’d also like to thank his brother for pushing to be the best he can be.
Courtland Sherreitt (Ensemble and Seymore and Orin understudy) is a technical director at George Fox University. He has previously appeared as Mark in Nine Lives (Splinters Collective), Hugh Dorsey in Parade, and Felix in The Games Afoot (George Fox University).
Director – Leslie Gale
Stage Manager – Berl Dana’y
Music Director – Kristen Hartman
Conductor – Mason Hartman
Hair and Make-Up Designer – Pamela Whitchurch
Costume Designer – Jean Schroeder
Violence Designer – Kristen Mun
Puppet Master – Nick Hamilton
Production Manager – Christopher Flores
Lighting Designer – Zack Peak
Props Masters – Berl Dana’y and Leslie Gale
Lead Stage Hand – Catherine Miller
Sound Designer – Berl Dana’y
Set Designer – Berl Dana’y
Set Construction – Summer Construction
Scenic Artist – Berl Dana’y
Choreography – Leslie Gale
Rehearsal Pianist – Wendy Vece and Ryan DeHaven
Dance Captain – Davida Brown
Reed 1 – Cheryl Thompson-Merrill
Reed 2 – Ben Kelley
Trumpet 1 – Mason Hartman
Trumpet 2 – Matt Davis
Keyboard – Cindy Souza
Guitar – Cameron Creitz
Bass – JC Nelson
Drum Set- Bob Blood
SPECIAL THANKS TO
Carrie Jo Vincent
Clackamas High School
Lakewood Theater Company
Bag & Baggage Theater Company
Broadway Rose Theater Company
Newberg High School
Chew On This Productions
Sherwood Center for the Arts and the Community of Sherwood.