Chestnut Hill College Presents Student-Run Musical “Little Shop of Horrors”

Release Date: Thursday, February 3 through Saturday, February 6

PHILADELPHIA, PA – The Chestnut Hill College Music Department presents the student-produced musical, “Little Shop of Horrors” on Thursday, February 3, 2011 at 8 p.m., Friday, February 5 at 8 p.m., and Saturday, February 6 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. in the College Auditorium located at 9601 Germantown Avenue in Philadelphia.


“Little Shop of Horrors” tells the tale of Seymour Krelborn, an assistant in a New York City flower shop on Skid Row who dreams of getting away from the city. One night during a total eclipse, Seymour discovers an unusual new plant that resembles a Venus flytrap. Naming it Audrey II, after his co-worker and crush Audrey Fulquard, he discovers the plant has a rather unusual diet. As the plant grows and thrives, Seymour becomes an instant celebrity and wins the love of Audrey, but finds out that keeping Audrey II satisfied may jeopardize his future. This quirky musical tale composed by Alan Menken and written by Howard Ashman is based off the 1960 film starring Rick Moranis and Steve Martin.


“Little Shop of Horrors” is one of many student-produced musicals and plays at Chestnut Hill College, previously running productions of “Godspell” and “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown,” “Once Upon This Island” and “Alice in Wonderland.” Students are in charge of every detail of the production from running rehearsals and directing to props and choreography.


Tickets are for $10 for adults, $8 for students with I.D. and seniors. For more information, please call 610.297.1439.


Producer - S. Kathleen McClosky

Director - Alyssa Cherewaty

Music Director - Jeremy Triplett

Choreographer - Kaycee Flore

Technical Director / Assistant Music Director - Thomas Pepitone

Stage Manager - Nicole Mezzanotte


Seymour - Nicholas Raspanti

Audrey - Alexandra DePalma

Audrey II - Devin Devoue

Doo Wop Girls - Jessica Veazey, Jacqueline Trujillo, Meghan Gerry

Mushnik - Christopher Dunn

Orin - Bryan Mottershead

Customer - Joseph McGovern

Mr. Bernstein - Travis Wolfe

Mrs. Luce - Kelly McKay

Skip Snip - Raymond Haig

Martin - Zachary Grubb

Dancers - Jessica O'Neill, Heather Greene, Mary Frances Cavallaro, and Ashley Pavone