The Off-Broadway revival of Little Shop of Horrors will present an American Sign Language-interpreted performance of the hit musical January 21 at 2 PM at the Westside Theatre.
The performance, presented in partnership with the NYC-based nonprofit Hands On, will feature interpreters Craig Fogel, Saadia Khan, and Carllee James under the guidance of Interpreter Director Anne Tomasetti. Founded in 1982 with six interpreted performances, Hands On now averages 20-30 interpreted Broadway and Off-Broadway productions a year. Interested patrons can reserve tickets at the Hands On website. (The Alan Menken-Howard Ashman musical also offered an ASL-interpreted performance January 19.)
Little Shop of Horrors currently stars Company Tony winner Matt Doyle as Seymour, Tony winner Lena Hall (Hedwig) as Audrey (through February 5), Tony nominee Brad Oscar (Something Rotten!) as Mushnik, Aaron Arnell Harrington (Rent tour) as The Voice of Audrey II, Tiffany Renee Thompson as Crystal, Khadija Sankoh as Chiffon, D’Kaylah Unique Whitley as Ronnette, Josh Daniel, Camryn Hampton, Michael Iannucci, Weston Chandler Long, Chelsea Turbin, and Teddy Yudain.
The Off-Broadway revival resumed its run September 21, 2021, after temporarily closing in March 2020 due to the pandemic.
Directed by Tony winner Michael Mayer, the revival opened in October 2019. The creative team for the Ashman-Menken musical also includes choreographer Ellenore Scott, scenic designer Julian Crouch, lighting designer Bradley King, costume designer Tom Broecker, sound designer Jessica Paz, puppet designer Nicholas Mahon, original puppet designer Martin P. Robinson, hair and makeup designer Tommy Kurzman, music supervisor, orchestrator, and arranger Will Van Dyke, and casting director Jim Carnahan. Puppets are by Monkey Boys Productions.
General management is by Live Wire Theatrical/Chris Aniello, and production stage management is by Ryan Gohsman.