Auditions at Imagine Productions always bring out the strongest talent in Columbus so the competition was fierce for a spot to perform in our new season’s opener Little Shop of Horrors in October. Director Ryan Scarlata (Albin in La Cage Aux Folles, Director of 9 to 5: The Musical) took on the challenge to bring you the perfect mix of talent, comedy, and terror.
New to the Wall Street stage but a veteran of Columbus theatre, we are proud to welcome Patrick Walters as Seymour, the down-and-out skid row floral assistant. You may have last seen him in The Producers at Gallery Players or The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas with SRO. Joining him will be an Imagine favorite Elena Reinert as Audrey. After adding such strength to the ensembles of Chicago, La Cage Aux Folles, and Rent, you will not want to miss Elena’s leading debut. Patrick and Elena will wow audiences with their rendition of the famous Suddenly Seymour.
While often seen in our cabaret shows, we welcome Corey Notman (Director of Avenue Q) to his first main stage production as Audrey II, the voice of the ill-tempered, foul-mouthed, R&B-singing carnivore poised for global domination!
Two new but seasoned professionals join the company as well. Randy Benge will play the failing shop owner Mr. Mushnik. The motorcycle-riding leather-jacket-wearing sadistic dentist Orin Scrivello will be played by George Bailey.
Two different trios of street urchins Chiffon, Crystal, and Ronette will be covered by the amazing Imagine veterans Samara Baptist (Chicago, Hair), Ashley Woodard (Urinetown), Andrea Klinker (Spring Awakening, Hairspray, Urinetown, 9 to 5, La Cage Aux Folles), Jessica Parker (Rocky Horror, Hair), and we welcome the fresh faces of Sharon Kibe and Rachael Scott.
A trio of men who will serve in the ensemble with some puppeteering include veterans Garrett Zollars (La Cage Aux Folles) and Adam Poe (Rocky Horror) and the talented new feature Mikey Sowers.
The strong production team is rounded out with Music Director Zac DelMonte (Hairspray, Rent), Stage Manger Allison Walker, and Costumer Donnie Lockwood.
Little Shop of Horrors will run October 8 through 19 at Wall Street Nightclub. Click here to purchase seats or tables!