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Based on the film by
Roger Corman
Screenplay by
Charles Griffith

Music by
Alan Menken

Book & Lyrics by
Howard Ashman
  • Production Team
  • The Cast
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Dustin Leonard
Dustin Leonard (Director) is founder of The Monterey Bay Repertory Theatre, and has directed, produced and starred in a number of shows in the Monterey Bay area. Dustin most recently directed Beautiful Thing for MBR Theatre and West Side Story for Cabrillo Stage. Dustin's diverse directing credits include The Laramie Project, Lord of the Flies, A Midsummer's Night Dream, Cyrano de Bergerac, The Outsiders and Romeo & Juliet. A versatile performer, Dustin has been in shows as diverse as Shakespeare's R&J to Guys & Dolls. His credits include both on and off stage at MBR Theatre, San Jose Repertory Theater, Shakespeare Santa Cruz, and Cabrillo Stage. Dustin's most beloved performances on stage have been Mercutio in the return of the West Coast premiere of Shakespeare's R&J adapted by Joe Calarco, Jeff in The Sum of Us, Prez in The Pajama Game, Mark in Mass Appeal and the Barber in Cabrillo Stage's Man of La Mancha. Dustin has been an active promoter of Youth Theater in Santa Cruz for ten years, and is the Managing Artistic Director for MBR Theatre's summer youth workshop. His musical direction and scenic design credits include West Side Story, Honk, Annie, Crazy for You, The Wizard of Oz, The Sound of Music, Fiddler on the Roof, Oliver and many more.
Trevor Little
Trevor Little (Choreographer) has been affiliated with Cabrillo Stage for exactly half his life, an occasion he is proud and honored to commemorate. He made his debut here in the chorus of Fiddler On The Roof at the age of sixteen and went on to appear in Sweeney Todd, Man Of La Mancha, Annie and, perhaps most memorably, in Honk! as the The Cat. In 2003 Trevor made his Cabrillo debut as a choreographer with their hit production of West Side Story. Other Director/Choreographer credits include: multiple West Side Story's, Bye Bye Birdie, Guys and Dolls, Carousel, Alice in Wonderland, Goblin Market, and The Wild Party. As an actor: Bosie (Wilde About Oscar), Aron/ Adam Trask (East Of Eden), Nathan Leopold (Never The Sinner), Gold (The Wild Party), Mac (The Screams Of Kitty Genovese), Harry Beaton (Brigadoon), Carnival Boy (Carousel), and Charles Guiteau (Assassins). Trevor's most recent endeavor is the formation of the Wicked Boy Ballet Co. of Boston, MA, a men's contemporary dance company (www.wickedboyballet.com). Trevor graduated from the Boston Conservatory with a Degree in Musical Theatre.
MIchael McGushin
Michael McGushin (Music Director) has recently acted as music director for Cabrillo Stage's productions of The Fantasticks and The Music Man, and has assisted in the musical preparation of Cabrillo Stage's productions since 1984, frequently performing at the piano for the run of the shows. He has also been musical director for theater productions with various other companies, including Santa Cruz Actors's Theater, Cabrillo College Drama Department, UCSC Opera Theater and Shakespeare Santa Cruz (most recently for their winter productions of Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella and The Princess and the Pea). Michael is the conductor of the chamber choir Ariose Singers and the Westside Folk and Gospel Choir. He is a member of the music department faculty at Cabrillo College and coach/accompanist for UCSC's music department, and performs regularly with numerous ensembles in Santa Cruz and the greater Bay Area.
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Mark Hopkins (Scenic Design) is back for his 15th season with Cabrillo Stage, having worked as the Performing Arts Technician on Annie Get Your Gun, The Music Man, West Side Story, Some Like It Hot, Honk!, Peter Pan, Annie, Man of La Mancha, Funny Girl, The Sound of Music, Oliver!, The King and I, and Fiddler on the Roof. This is his first year as set designer for CS. His other design credits include Cabrillo College's production of Playboy of the Western World, and Someone Who'll Watch Over Me, The Mississippi Delta, and The Immigrant with Sacramento Theater Company; All My Sons, Romeo and Juliet, Iխ Not Rappaport, and Big River for Solono College Theatre. Mark is the Assistant Theater Manager for Cabrillo College.
Kyle Grant
Kyle Grant (Lighting Design) is thrilled to be returning to Cabrillo Stage for another exciting season, having last designed The Fantasticks in 2005 and been the company's Master Electrician since 2003. Kyle has been working in and around the Bay Area for the past six years. Some recent design credits include Taken In, The Real Thing, All In The Timing, Beauty and the Beast, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, The Laramie Project, Art, Shakespeare's R&J, Beautiful Thing, Lord of the Flies, and The Complete Works of William Shakespeare, Abridged to name a few. Kyle is currently working as a local, freelance lighting designer.
Maria Crush
Maria Crush (Costume Design) has been working with Cabrillo Stage since 1988, and designed such shows as Annie get Your Gun, Annie, Man of La Mancha, Funny Girl, The Sound of Music, Oliver, The King & I, Peter Pan, Honk, Some Like It Hot, West Side Story and Music Man. She has designed costumes for West Bay Opera, New Music Works, as well as Cabrillo College productions including Much Ado About Nothing, Three Penny Opera, The Crucible, A Man For All Season, Rashomon, School For Scandal, The Visit, Twelfth Night, Magic Flute and Oedipus Rex. Other credits include Bernstein's Mass and Tender Land with the Cabrillo Music Festival and directing at Actors Theatre and Cabrillo College's mainstage. She is the costume shop manager at Cabrillo College and won the Gail Rich Award in 2007 for contribution to the arts in Santa Cruz County
Lyndsey Gould
Lyndsey Gould (Production Stage Manager) has experience in almost any aspect of backstage/ technical theater. She has worked as a stage manager on a number of shows, including Noises Off (Cabrillo Drama), Kindertransport (Friends of Gus), Swimming in the Shallows and The Eight: Reindeer Monologues (Pisces Moon), and the encore presentation of Duende Makes a House Call (Stephanie Golino) to name a few. Lyndsey has bee involved with Cabrillo Stage for the last eight consecutive years and the annual Santa Cruz County's Actors Theater Eight Ten's @ 8 Festival for the last six consecutive years. She is also currently the theater manager for the Actors Theater
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Stuart Ponder (Sound Design) Not Available
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Ron Koinzan (Technical Director) Not Available
Andrew Ceglio
Andrew Ceglio (Seymour) is proud to be back with Cabrillo Stage after portraying the role of Henry, in their 2005 production of The Fantasticks. More recently he appeared as Lewis in Foothill Music Theatre's production of Pippin, and the zany Mr. Willy Wonka in Charlie & the Chocolate Factory with Tabard Theatre. Born and raised in San Jose, Andrew spent two years at SJSU with Janie Scott's Company One. Some past credits include: The Emcee (Cabaret), Snoopy (Charlie Brown), Man # 2 (Songs For A New World), Ken (Rumors), Action (West Side Story), and Dylan/Roger (Raised In Captivity). In addition to live performing, Andrew is also a voiceover artist and has collaborated with such companies as SEGA, Namco, and Crystal Dynamics. Voice credits: Redmond (Whiplash/ PS2 & XBox), Jake (Time Crisis 3/PS2), and Hygua (Phantasy Star Universe/PS2 & XBox). In his spare time Andrew enjoys contributing to a project with a fellow musician, a ukulele duo entitled Two Ukes.
Ariel Buck
Ariel Buck (Audrey) is thrilled to be making her California debut! Since graduating from the Boston Conservatory with a BFA in theatre, she has enjoyed working all over the world. She spent two years in Tokyo, Japan singing for Disney in the musical review Encore!, and her voice has been heard in numerous parades, special events, and on the Disney Channel. She was a singer in the pop review Best ofɠin Elspe Germany for two summers (The Elspe Festival). U.S. credits includes: A Christmas Carol (North Shore Musical Theatre) A Grand Night For Singing (Speakeasy Stage) Plain and Fancy (Red Barn Theatre). Other favorite roles include Clara in Passich, Lesiel in Sound of Music, Sophie in White Liars and Cathy in the world premiere of The Screams of Kitty Genovese. Ariel would like to thank her family for always supporting her and urging her to follow her dreams, no matter how far away they may take her.
Ben Holk
Ben Jammin Holck (Mr. Mushnik) is an educator, choreographer, vocal coach, and actor in the Santa Cruz and Bay Areas. A free-lance artist and teacher, he has over 20 years experience teaching live performance classes to youth of all ages. Ben is also a SPECTRA Artist, and is active in various after-school programs where he has produced dozens of musical theatre pageants. Ben Jammin is a founder of, and has been Artistic Director for, the local non-profit Kids on Broadway, which recently celebrated its 10-year anniversary with the Santa Cruz premier of Ragtime. Currently, he is the director of KOB's outreach program, bringing the performing arts to at-risk and minority youth at Barrios Unidos and the Boys & Girls Club. As an actor, Ben has performed with The Easy Street Players in San Jose and more recently in the Eight Tens at 8 Play Festival in Santa Cruz. For several years Ben has enjoyed playing the role of both the Father and the Witch in Bay Shore Lyric Opera's annual production of Hansel and Gretel at Villa Montalvo. Ben is thrilled to be playing the role of Mushnik in Little Shop, which marks his Cabrillo Stage debut.
Ashley Little
Ashley Little (Chiffon) is a California native, raised in the Bay Area. She began dance training at age three and performing in musical theatre at age six. She is a graduate of both Teen Stars Academy (2003) and Theatre Artists Institute (2004) at American Musical Theatre San Jose and also attended Perry-Mansfield Performing Arts School and Camp in Steamboat Springs, CO. Highlighted credits include: Les Miserables (Fantine), Chicago (Annie), The Wiz (Dorothy), Once Upon A Mattress (Lady Larkin), AIDA (Amneris), Footloose (Ariel), Rocky Horror Picture Show (Jane Weiss) and many more. By day, Ashley works as a K-5 afterschool recreation leader with the City of San Jose, but hopes to further her career in theatre. Ashley gives thanks to Mommy and RMR for all their constant love and support.
Bri
Briana N. Michaud (Crystal) is thrilled to be a part of Little Shop, as it is her third show with Cabrillo Stage. Her other works include The Exonerated with Pisces Moon, West Side Story with Cabrillo Stage, and Annie with Easy Street Theatre Co., among a list of many. A graduate from Aptos High School, 2003, she has been performing in Santa Cruz for the last 15 years. Her future plans include transferring from Cabrillo College to San Jose State, volunteering with the USO and, later, teaching theatre at Cabrillo College. She'd like to thank her loving family for all their support!
Victoria Morgan
Victoria Morgan (Ronnette) makes her debut this season with Cabrillo Stage and is thrilled to be a part of this amazing summer season! Little Shop of Horrors is one of Victoria's favorite musicals and this role is a dream come true. She is currently a student at Notre Dame de Namur University majoring in Musical Theatre. Her most recent performances include Show Boat with Broadway by the Bay (Lottie/featured dancer), Big The Musical with Hillbarn Theatre (Dance Captain/Diane) and Annie Ger Your Gun with Foothill Musical Theatre (Ensemble.) She participated in Broadway by the Bay's Musical Theatre Conservatory and is now on the teaching staff with their Youth Outreach Program. This summer she will also be on staff with Hillary's Theatre Conservatory. She thanks her parents and family for being a positive motivation to succeed in all aspects of her life.
Brad Schreve
Bradford Shreve (Orin Scrivello, D.D.S.) is thrilled to return to Cabrillo Stage having previously appeared in Man of La Mancha (Pedro) and Threepenny Opera (Macheath) for the Cabrillo Theater Department. Originally from Stockton, Mr. Shreve earned a bachelor's degree from UC Santa Cruz (back when letter grades were still optional) and was an active participant in the music department, having studied with Patrice Maginnis, Nicole Paiment, and Michael McGushin. In the following years, he performed with numerous Bay Area theaters including: American Conservatory Theatre, City Lights Theatre Company, 42nd Street Moon, Marin Theatre Company, Monterey Peninsula College Theatre, New Conservatory Theatre, Pacific Alliance Stage Company, TheatreWorks, Valley Shakespeare Festival, The Western Stage, Willows Theatre Company and worked on new plays with playwrights Mickey Birnbaum, Jack Heifner and Tony award-winner Terrence McNally. A graduate of the National Theatre Conservatory with an MFA in acting, he performed with the Denver Center Theatre Company for two seasons including: A Christmas Carol (Fred), Working (Mike), The Elephant Man (Gomm), and appeared in the ensembles of King Lear, Twelfth Night, Amadeus and After Ashley. He is also an accomplished trapeze performer specializing in low-flying trapeze and aerial dance.
Jennifer
Jennifer Taylor Daniels (Voice of Audrey II) is a local teacher and singer. She has appeared previously in the musical Hair. She is thrilled to be the voice of the plant. She would like to thank all her friends and coworkers for their encouragement and attendance.
Yahel
Yahel Townsend (Audrey II Puppeteer) has been involved with the Cabrillo Theatre department for a few years, appearing in the school productions of Oedipus Rex and Inherit the Wind. Over the last year he has also been involved with Pisces Moon Theatre Company appearing in their productions of The Last Days of Judas Iscariot and The Exonerated. He is thrilled to be a part of Cabrillo Stage this season, and would like to thank all his friends, family, and fellow theatre persons for all their hard work and support.

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