Feb. 13, 2006
Morningside College’s theatre department will present the musical comedy “Little Shop of Horrors” at 8 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, Feb. 22 through 25, and at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 26, at Klinger-Neal Theatre, 3700 Peters Avenue.
The performances are sponsored by Morningside's Academic and Cultural Arts Series (ACAS).
“Little Shop of Horrors” is the story of Seymour Krelborn, a nerdish florist who finds his chance for success and romance with the help of a giant man-eating plant who demands to be fed.
The play will feature the voices of Morningside College President John Reynders as Voice Not Unlike God’s/Pod #1 and Vice President of Academic Affairs and Dean of the College Dr. Bill Deeds as the radio announcer.
Cast members are Tanya Anderson, a sophomore from Piedmont, S.D., as customer 1; Trey Blackburn, a freshman from Albia, Iowa, as Mushnik; Michael Bryant, a freshman from Knoxville, Tenn., as Patrick Martin; Brian Johnson, a sophomore from Bronson, Iowa, as Customer 2; Joel Kraushaar, a senior from Muscatine, Iowa, as Wino and Audrey 2; Mary Rooney, a freshman from Omaha, Neb., as Mrs. Luce; Jonathan Rotramel, a senior from Anthon, Iowa, as Orin the Dentist; Barbara Rohlena, a junior from Sioux City, as Wino and Plant Puppeteer; Shawn Saylor, a sophomore from Ozark, Mo., as Mr. Bernstein; Brandon Shostak, a junior from Le Mars, Iowa, as Seymour Krelborn; Beau Sudtelgte, a freshman from Le Mars, as Skip Snip; Danielle Westphal, a junior from Lenox, Iowa, as Audrey; and as Urchins, Emily Faber, a senior from Le Mars; Mikaela Johnson, a senior from Colorado Springs, Colo.; Kristina McGrain, a freshman from Mapleton, Iowa; Himi Mizutani, a senior from Paullina, Iowa; Tracey Quint, a sophomore from Columbus, Neb.; and Victoria Reed, a sophomore from Mission Viejo, Calif.
The play is directed by Michael Rohlena, visiting instructor of theatre. Rachel Radel, a sophomore from Mitchell, S.D., is stage manager. Steve Lundberg, adjunct professor of music, is vocal director; Robert Barry, a music instructor at Sioux City East Middle School, is instrumental director; and Randy Peters of Sioux City is costume designer. Peters is a 1985 graduate of Morningside.
The rest of the crew includes: Jeremy Bauer, a junior from Lake City, Iowa, backstage manager; Nicole Helgeson, a sophomore from Altoona, Iowa, wardrobe; Amber Donner, a senior from Sioux City, wardrobe; Christina Meranda, a freshman from Ceresco, Neb., backstage crew; Lee Nichols, a sophomore from Harlingen, Texas, backstage crew; Sara Courter, a junior from Rockwell City, Iowa, house manager; Jessica Smith, a senior from Essex, Iowa, usher; and Jennifer Benjamin, a junior from Sioux City, usher.
General admission is $8. Reservations can be obtained by calling the Klinger-Neal Theatre box office at (712) 274-5196.