Little Shop of Horrors

Event Date

Thursday, April 14, 2016 - 7:30pm to Sunday, April 17, 2016 - 2:00pm
  • Thursday, April 14, 2016 7:30 PM
  • Friday, April 15, 2016 7:30 PM
  • Saturday, April 16, 2016 7:30 PM
  • Sunday, April 17, 2016 2:00 PM

Location: Albert Taylor Theatre

Music: Alan Menken

Book and Lyrics: Howard Ashman

Directed: Kevin Long

Based on the 1960s cult horror film, this campy little pop-rock musical has been charming audiences for over 30 years. Join us for this clever musical from the writers of the Disney classics The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, and Aladdin and find out what happens.

PARKING FOR ALBERT TAYLOR DISCLAIMER

There is construction blocking the closest parking lot to Shilling Hall where the Albert Taylor Theatre is located. Lots available for use are the Decatur Indoor Sports Center (DISC) across Main Street or Westminster Presbyterian Church across Fairview Ave. The Arrival Court is available to drop people off at, located off Main Street. We apologize for the inconvenience this causes.

All handicap seats and discounted tickets (including Student age) must be purchased in person at the ticket office or over the phone 217-424-6318

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Artists Bios

Ryan Lacy

Senior BFA Musical Theatre, Dance Minor

Naperville, Illinois

Ryan’s Millikin Mainstage credits include The Addams Family, And The World Goes ‘Round, Legally Blonde (swing), String, and Spring Awakening. He also performed in the Millikin Children’s Show Miss Electricity.

 

Kristin Brintnall

Senior BFA Musical Theatre

Wheaton, Illinois

Kristin Brintnall - The Music Man (North Central College); Tarzan (Stage Door Fine Arts); Oklahoma!, Curtains (Benet Academy); On Stars Not Falling, Evil Dead: The Musical (Pipe Dreams Studio Theatre); Staged readings/other performances including The White Rose, Pirandello, and An Evening With Andrew Lippa (Millikin University’s New Musical Workshop); The Addams Family, Machinal, and Cinderella (Millikin Mainstage).

 

Dave Thomson

Senior BFA Acting and English Writing

Oak Forest, Illinois

Dave’s credits include The Addams Family, Measure for Measure, Tartuffe, Macbeth, and The Ladies Man (Millikin Mainstage).  Dave has also appeared in On Stars Not Falling and designed for the production of No Exit (Pipe Dreams Studio Theatre).  Additional credits include the comedy group Un Bit Butter and Math Club Improv Troup.

 

Taylor Lindemann

Sophomore BFA Acting

Oak Lawn, Illinois

Taylor Blaze Lindemann - Credits include The Normal Heart (Oak Lawn Community High School); The Producers (Oak Lawn Park District Theatre); Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson (Pipe Dreams Studio Theatre); Measure For Measure and The Addams Family (Millikin Mainstage).

 

David Rhodes

Junior BFA Acting

St. Louis Missouri

David has most recently appeared in The Whipping Man, String: A New Musical, and Yankee Tavern on the Millikin Mainstage. His other credits include roles in Metro High School’s productions of Terry Pratchett’s Going Postal, Our Town, and Harold “Mitch” Mitchell in A Streetcar Named Desire.

 

Fabricio Seraphin

Junior BA Theatre, Dance and Nutrition Minors

Delray Beach, Florida

Fabricio Seraphin -Credits include Solstice: A Concert of Dance, Peter Pan, and Equinox: A Concert of Dance (Millikin Mainstage); Guys and Dolls, A Raisin in the Sun, Metamorphosis, Dance Concert (A. W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts); Circus performer/Dancer (South Florida Circus School).

 

Kiana Baylor

Freshman BA Theatre

St. Louis, Missouri

Kiana Baylor has been involved in Beauty and the Beast, Curse of the Werewolf, and Legally Blonde which were produced by the Student Workshop Theatre in St. Louis, MO. She also recently performed in Millikin’s Annual Children’s Show Umbrella Escapades.

 

Lydia Burke

Junior BFA Musical Theatre and Spanish

Indianapolis, Indiana

Lydia Burke – Credits include Extraordinary Girl in American Idiot (Phoenix Theatre, Inc.); Angelique Washington in Passover (a Millikin staged reading); Melanie Porter in Rough Magic, Mariana in Measure for Measure, and a swing in Legally Blonde (Millikin Mainstage); Hairspray (Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra); Anita in West Side Story, Judy in A Chorus Line, Hairspray, and Ragtime (Summer Stock Stage).

 

Mia Angelique Fowler

Senior BFA Musical Theatre

Columbus, Ohio

Mia Angelique Fowler made her professional debut with Short North Stage’s production of Passing Strange (Edwina/Mariana/Sudabey) in 2013 and also performed with SRO Theatre Company and Shots in the Dark Theatre Company. She performed in Hairspray with Imagine Productions of Columbus in 2012, and again in 2014 with Columbus Children’s Theatre (Little Inez/Dynamite). She has additionally appeared in Imagine’s production of Chicago. Most recently she made her Millikin Mainstage debut in the show Rough Magic.

 

Patricia Bales

Freshman BFA Musical Theatre

Martinsville, Indiana

Patricia Bales - Credits include The Addams Family (Millikin Mainstage); Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz, Gertrude in Seussical: The Musical, Hodel in Fiddler on the Roof, Cinderella (Martinsville High School); and The King and I (Summer Stock Stage).

 

Michael Buebe

Sophomore BFA Acting, English Minor

Galesburg, Illinois

Michael Buebe credits include: Jake Levi in Passover (a Millikin staged reading); Coriolanus in Rough Magic, Swing for Ladies Man, and Pirate in Peter Pan (Millikin Mainstage); Pisanio in Cymbeline, Horatio in Hamlet (Galesburg Theatre Festival); Chorus and Bob in Young Frankenstein: The Musical, Benny in Guys and Dolls (Prairie Players); and Matt in Found (Independent Student Production at Millikin University).

 

Kevin Harris

Sophomore BFA Acting

East St. Louis, Illinois

Kevin Harris most recently appeared as Tisiphone in Rough Magic and in Measure for Measure (Millikin Mainstage). At the Joseph Schulte Theater, Kevin was seen in Guys and Dolls, The Water Engine, Little Shop of Horrors, and Where’s Charley?. Additional credits include Jesus Christ Superstar and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (YSP theatre).

 

Erica Mendez

Sophomore BFA Acting, Entrepreneurship Minor

Chicago, Illinois

Erica Mendez - Credits include Equinox: A Concert of Dance and Solstice: A Concert of Dance (Millikin Mainstage); The Drowsy Chaperone, Oliver!, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Dracula, Beauty and the Beast, and Black Comedy (Stahl Family Theatre); and American Girl Revue (American Girl Theatre).

 

Jacob R. Shaffer

Sophomore BA Theatre

Murphysboro, Illinois

Jacob R. Shaffer recently appeared in Avengers Assemble Production’s production of Bare: A Pop Opera as Peter Simmonds; McLeod Summer Playhouse’s production of Anything Goes as Moon-Face Martin; and in Skyline Creek Production’s Les Miserables. His lighting design credits include The Last Smoker in America at Pipe Dreams Studio Theatre. This is his Millikin Mainstage debut.

 

Stephanie Simon

Sophomore BFA Musical Theatre

Chicago, Illinois

Stephanie most recently appeared as an ensemble member in A Nightmare on Backstreet (Pipe Dreams Studio Theatre). Other credits include Lucy Van Pelt in You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown (99th Street Summer Theatre); and Jan in Grease (Oakview Theatre). This is Stephanie’s Millikin Mainstage debut.

 

Isabela Karwatowicz

Freshman BFA Musical Theatre

Chicago, Illinois

Recent credits include A Nightmare on Backstreet (Pipe Dreams Studio Theatre); Dolly Levi in Hello, Dolly!, Morticia in The Addams Family (Edge of the Wood Theatre); Gladys in The Pajama Game (Regina Dominican High School); Little Red Riding Hood in Into the Woods (Edgebrook Residential Theatre); and Carol in Black Comedy (Stahl Family Theatre).

 

Colby Jones

Freshman BFA Musical Theatre

Knoxville, Iowa

Credits include Depp in A Nightmare on Backstreet at Pipe Dreams Studio Theatre; Piangi in The Phantom of the Opera, Lumiere in Beauty and the Beast, and Danny Zuko in Grease at Knoxville High School; The Cat in the Hat in Suessical: The Musical and Fiddler on the Roof with the Union Street Players; and The Pajama Game at Knoxville Area Community Theatre.

 

Production Team

Kevin Long

Director

Arist-In-Residence

Millikin University

Kevin Long is an Artist-In-Residence with Millikin University’s School of Music and Department of Theatre and Dance. He has worked in both educational and professional theatre in multiple positions including Musical Director, Director, Conductor, Music Supervisor, Vocal Arranger and Accompanist. Kevin has worked with several other colleges including Old Dominion University, Christopher Newport University and Virginia Wesleyan. He has worked with various Regional Theatre companies including The Lost Colony (Manteo, NC), Virginia Stage Company (Norfolk, VA), The Little Theatre on the Square (Sullivan, IL) and The Hangar Theatre (Ithaca, NY). During his time at Millikin he has served as Musical Director/Conductor for many shows including The Secret GardenSugar, Lucky Stiff, Damn Yankees, My Favorite Year, Little Women, A Chorus Line, Spitfire Grill, Urinetown, The Drowsy Chaperone, Spring Awakening, Legally Blonde, Peter Pan, and The World Goes ‘Round. Kevin has also served as director for Millikin’s productions of Ruthless and Cinderella. An advocate of New Musical development, he has collaborated with the Academy of New Musicals, Theatre Building Chicago, and Millikin University’s New Musicals initiative serving as musical director and music supervisor. Golden Gate (Spring 2011) was the first fully produced original musical on the Millikin University Mainstage season followed by String in Fall of 2013. Kevin is very proud to have been a part of that team.

 

 

Beth Creighton

Musical Director

Adjunct Faculty Member

Accompanist

Millikin University

Beth Creighton is an Adjunct Instructor of Music for the School of Music and Department of Theatre and Dance where she serves as an accompanist for a variety of classes (including Musical Theater Repertoire, Acting for the Musical Stage, Opera Workshop, Secondary Education Methods, Choral Techniques, and Class Voice), choral ensembles, and theatre productions. In the past, Beth served as Musical Director for Millikin's 2012 production of Cinderella.  Beth also works closely with the MU School of Education to place all Music Education majors for their student teaching experience during their last semester of study.  Besides her work with Millikin students, Beth is also the accompanist for the Millikin Children's Choir and Opus 24, a local vocal ensemble. Beth received her Bachelor of Music degree in Vocal Music Education from Millikin University in 2001.

Barbara Mangrum

Scenic Design

Associate Professor of Theatre, Design and Production

Millikin University

Barbara, an Associate Professor in the Design/Production Program, has designed scenery, lighting, and/or costumes for various productions at Millikin. She served as the costume designer for The Whipping Man and designed the scenery for Millikin’s productions of Measure for Measure and The Addams Family.

 

Jana Henry

Costume Design

Associate Professor of Theatre, Costume Director

Millikin University

Jana is Associate Professor/Costume Director for the Department of Theatre & Dance.  Selected professional credits include costume work for Universal Pictures, Kansas City Repertory Theatre, The Kansas City Ballet, The Station Theatre, and The Little Theatre on the Square. Jana earned her MFA in Costume Design and Technology from the University of Missouri-Kansas City.  She has been designing for Millikin since 1999.

 

Matthew Albrecht

Lighting Design

Assistant Professor of Theatre, Lighting Design

Millikin University

Matt Albrecht is a lighting designer from Madison, WI. Matt has had the opportunity to work in theaters across the United States. Some of his design highlights include The Greeks (Madison Repertory Theatre), The Water Engine (University Theatre), Into the Woods (Houston's Center Stage Theatre), The Temperamentals (Celebration Theatre), and Annie (Madison Theatre Guild). Matt has also had the opportunity to work with Peninsula Players in Door County, WI.

Dan Derrick

Sound Design

Scenic Studio Foreman

Millikin University

Daniel is in his 8th year with Millikin University, serving as Scene Shop Foreman and Sound Engineer for the Theatre and Dance Department. This is Daniel’s 10th Sound Design on the Millikin University Mainstage.

 

Mary M. Black

Technical Director

Associate Professor of Theatre

Millikin University

Mary Black is Assistant Professor/Technical Director for the Department of Theatre and Dance. Recent Millikin credits include Lighting Design for Rough Magic, and Scenic Design and Technical Direction for The Magic Pinafore, Peter Pan, The Ladies Man, Legally Blonde: The Musical, and String. Previous design credits include Rent and Hamlet for the Station Theatre and several productions for the Decatur Park District Best of Summer Stock program. Previous technical credits include work for Indiana University’s Opera and Theatre programs, Iowa Summer Repertory Theatre, Brown County Playhouse, and University of Iowa’s Opera and Theatre programs. Mary earned her MFA in Technical Theatre from Indiana University.

 

Brandon Kersten

Stage Manager

Junior BA Theatre, Information Systems Minor

Round Lake, Illinois

Credits include Assistant Stage Manager for String and Puccini One-Acts (Millikin Mainstage), and Stage Manager for Planet of the Perfectly Awful People (Millikin Children’s Show), Acis and Galatea (Millikin Opera), and Venus In Fur (Pipe Dreams Studio Theatre).

 

 

Lauren Villarreal

Assistant Stage Manager

Freshman BFA Stage Management

Hemet, California

Past credits include The Addams Family (Assistant Stage Manager) on the Millikin Mainstage; and Zorro (Assistant Director), The Little Mermaid (Assistant Director), Camp Rock (Sound), The Pirates of Penzance (Sound), The New Ramona (Script Supervisor), Always, Patsy Cline (Assistant Stage Manager), Ramona (Director's Intern) at the Ramona Bowl Amphitheater.

 

Cast

Seymour  Ryan Lacy
Audrey Kristin Brintnall
Mr. Mushnik Dave Thomson
Audrey II (Voice) David Rhodes
Audrey II (Manipulation) Fabricio Seraphin
Orin  Taylor Blaze Lindemann
Crystal Kiana Baylor
Chiffon Lydia Burke
Ronette Mia Angelique Fowler

Ensemble 

  • Patricia Bales
  • Michael Buebe
  • Kevin Harris
  • Erica Mendez
  • Jacob R. Shaffer
  • Stephanie Simon

Understudies

  • Isabela Karwatowicz
  • Colby Jones

Voice-Over Artist

  • Dr. Patrick White

 

Orchestra

Piano Elizabeth Creighton
Guitar Chris Hartley
Drums Colin Rambert
Bass Emma Taylor