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Look Out… Here Comes Audrey II

Thursday, May 12th, 2016

“Little Shop of Horrors,” the devilishly delicious sci-fi  smash musical, will be performed by the young actors of Stages, A Children’s Theatre Workshop helmed by Helen Leonard and her husband Town & Country Real Estate's East Hampton office manager and sales agent Gene Stilwell. The 50’s rock doo-wop musical has devoured the hearts of theatergoers for over 30 years. Howard Ashman and Alan Menkin (Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin) are the creative geniuses behind one of the longest running Off-Broadway shows of all time.

Little Shop of Horrors follows the misadventures of Seymour, a down and out florist assistant  who becomes an overnight sensation after discovering an exotic plant with a craving for fresh blood. Soon the plant, Audrey II, grows into an R&B singing carnivore who promises Seymour fame and fortune in exchange for feeding its growing appetite. We soon learn that the plant is an alien planning on world domination. Filled with quirky humor and irresistible songs , this spoof of  50’s sci-fi disaster films has become one of the most popular shows in the world with an Off -Broadway, Broadway and musical movie version .

Bravo to Helene Leonard who directs and choreographs Stages’ production of Little Shop of Horrors.  The show features local young actors and Amanda Jones and James Benard provide the musical accompaniment.

Audrey II, the plant puppet, was designed by Martin P. Robinson, New York City, and constructed by Character Translations, Inc., for Music Theatre International.

All tickets are $15, call 631-725-9500 to order.  The show opens at Bay Street Theater (Bay Street, Sag Harbor) on Saturday, May 14, 2016 with a matinee at 2pm and another show at 7:30pm.  The final show will be Sunday, May 15, 2016 at 2pm.  

Get Ready to Rock When STAGES presents BYE BYE BIRDIE!

Tuesday, April 28th, 2015

“Put On a Happy Face” and take yourselves down to the Bay Street Theatre where Stages, A Children’s Theater Workshop Inc will present the Rock-n-Roll Musical Bye Bye Birdie!

 

Before Hairspray or Grease… there was Bye Bye Birdie!! This ultimate Rock –n –Roll musical filled with teenage fun and great songs has something for the entire family. It’s the 1960’s and heartthrob singing sensation Conrad Birdie, loosely based on Elvis Presley, is going into the army. His manger Albert and his secretary Rosie have cooked up a publicity stunt to give him a big send off!  He will bestow ‘One last Kiss” to one lucky fan, Kim MacAfee, on the Ed Sullivan show before he leaves. With a town full of colorful characters and crazed, screaming teenagers, Bye Bye Birdie brings us all back to a simpler time before cell phones, and computers!

 

This highly entertaining Tony award winning musical features a book by Michael Stewart and music by Charles Strouse and lyrics by Lee Adams.

 

The cast consists of over 30 local actors age 8-18 directed and choreographed by Helene Leonard.

 

Stages will present Bye Bye Birdie at The Bay Street Theatre in Sag Harbor Saturday May 2 at 2:00 and 7:30 and Sunday May 3 at 2:00. All tickets are only $15 and can be purchased at The Bay Street Theatre Box office or charge by phone at 631-725-9500.

 

Bye Bye Birdie finishes out Stages 20 year Birthday Celebration and it’s not to be missed!  So grab your “steady “and go see Bye Bye Birdie!  “You’ve got a lot a livin’ to do!!”

 

 

Gene Stilwell

GStilwell@1TownandCountry.com

631.324.8080 ext. 218