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Little Shop of Horrors

Brilliantly performed by Marcy Open Middle School 6th, 7th and 8th grade students in March 2015.

Starring Marcy Open Student Actors & Technicians

Directed by Jeffrey Lusiak

Musical Direction by Anita Ruth

Choreographed by Trudy Monette

In March 2015, a cast and crew of more than 70 of Marcy Open's 6th, 7th and 8th grade students inspired and entertained audiences with six performances of the comedy Little Shop of Horrorsa story about desire for fame and success - and what happens when those desires go too far. Students began rehearsals in January and rehearsed every day - acting, dancing and singing - for eight weeks with professional artists and quality sound, lighting, sets and costumes.

For each of the six performances, parents, teachers, students, district leaders and community members packed the house for sold-out shows and were left inspired, entertained, and impressed by the talents and efforts put forth by each performer and crew member. 

In a recent e-mail entitled "Little Shop of AMAZING," a parent of one of the performers said,

"It was evident that everyone had worked so hard: kids and staff.  My daughter had such fun being in the musical.  We were so proud to see her natural talents blossom and see her smiling from ear to ear while she was on stage....The choreography was so well planned and executed.  It was so clear that the students had been well taught and trained. That many kids in such a small space singing and dancing together is nothing short of a miracle!...Kudos to all of you for the thousand things each of you do behind the scenes to make the Marcy Musical so wonderful."

The school musical is one of the key ways in which Project SUCCESS helps students build confidence, gain new experiences, and learn more about themselves and each other through the power of theater. 

Congratulations and thank you to the cast, crew, parents, teachers and other supportive adults to helped to make this production nothing short of AMAZING!

See below for the cast list, performance photos, and program information.


Seymour…………………..Alejandro Eduarte

Audrey……………………...…Madeleine Ware

Orin (Dentist)……….…Howard Henderson

Mushnik…………………………........Ian Silver

Bernstein.............Freya Hatch-Surisook

Mrs. Luce.........................Kaiya Woller

Skip Snip.........................Sam Witthoft

Plant One.....................Soren Sidorfsky


Vivian Hays, Vanessa Guachichulca-Villa, Maia King-Cayere, Surayah Mcroy Tyson, Sydney Nelson, Sonal Sinha

Plant Ensemble

Aerie Bakker, Camiella Rain Been, Davis Zeis, Djinn Kabeya, Ford Brueggeman, Ivan Brown, Joe Tedla, Jasper Hatch-Surisook, Leia Mosley, Lesia A Uniyat, Lukas Nederloe, Lydia Reep, Milo Miles, Tatiana Burch, William Hawley

Skid Row Ensemble

Tamiera Chatman, Solveig Bremer, Reena Shenoy, Nora Nederloe, Marie Venberg, Riley Kent, Emerald Moore, Ellie Meier, Ciara Williams, Beatrice Kennedy-Logan, Abrea Woller, Sophie Mord-Boyd, Jonah Hansen, Elizabeth Damberg, Kaiya Woller, Gosha Shurkin, Janie Nowacki, Pamela Hernandez, Maeve Walls, Kinsley Wilcox-McBride, Adam Jesse, Iris Eichinger, Amiya Delaney, Myranda Philpot, Sam Witthoft, Sonja Pierce, Reyna Hibbard, Olivia Janousek, Molly Sullivan, Lucy Emery, Kai Anderson-Lantz, Katherine Lundquist, Genevieve Heywood. Emma Quale, Clarice Niebergall, Cael Collopy, Anna Steaderman, Alex Sharbono, Lakira Kent, Freya Hatch-Surisook, Sophie Fresco Hanlon, Naomi Newman, Lillian Murphy, Isabella Spiess, Ella Chmielewski, Catherine Jewett, Thora Schierkolk


Conductor/Keyboard..........Anita Ruth

Bass................................Dan Arlig

Percussion......................Brian Glenn


Associate Directors: Jeffrey Wells, C. Ryan Shipley

Production Manager: Anna Landherr

Costume Manager: JoEllyn Jolstad

Rehearsal Staff & Backstage Supervisors: Anna Landherr, Ben Debois, Jeffrey Wells, C. Ryan Shipley, Gina Rios, Katie Hanson, Sai Chang

Lighting, Sound, Backstage, and Front-of-House Crew: Ethan Townsend, Riley Matuza, Hector Yuquilima, Oliver Roberg Perez, Lucas Von Keitz, Sierra Mitchell, Leticia Ramirez, Shadia Nurein, Sam Bailey, Samiya Ahmed

Sound Design: Ricardo McCurley

Set Builders & Painters: Too many Marcy students, parents, and families to count—we greatly appreciate all your hard work!

Concessions Providers/Sellers: Thank you to all of the parents who donated items for concessions, and for those who helped work during intermission!

Special thanks to: 

Donna Andrews, Eve Parker, Alison Hunt & Lara Mord and Marcy Arts Partnership, Sidney Orchard, Jean Dudley, Rosemary Schindeldecker, Phyllis Pride, Minuteman Press, Tom Bothof at Big Event Productions, and the Project SUCCESS Board of Directors.

We wish to acknowledge the tremendous support of Marcy’s incredible teachers, administrators, staff, and engineers!

We’d also like to thank all the Marcy families who donated their time, energy, enthusiasm, and financial support to help make this production possible. We are so grateful for your help!


 Produced by Project SUCCESS

Adrienne Diercks, Executive Director

Lacey Allen, Jenny Batten, Liz Bedard Halberg, Kurt Blomberg, Marc Bromaghim-Oropeza, Jason Brown, Sai Chang, Ben Desbois, Caitlin DeVos, Paul Fling, Marta Fraboni, Laura Garcia, James Grigsby, Katie Hanson, Emily Heagle, Naheeda Hirji-Walji, Kathleen Kessler, Anna Landherr, Jeffry Lusiak, Liz McGonagle, Gina Rios,  C. Ryan Shipley, Chris Snoddy, Ginny Snow, John Vang, Paige Ware

About the Musical

A deviously delicious Broadway and Hollywood sci-fi smash musical, Little Shop Of Horrors has devoured the hearts of theater-goers for more than 30 years. Howard Ashman and Alan Menken are the creative geniuses behind what has become one of the most popular shows in the world.

Seymour Krelbourn is a poor, meek young man working at a run-down flower shop on skid row when he stumbles across a new and strange breed of plant. He names the plant "Audrey II" — after his coworker crush. This 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. Little Shop of Horrors is a story about desire for fame and success--and what happens when those desires go too far.