Sunday, August 7, 2016

Little Shop of Horrors
Miners Alley Playhouse: through August 23

                     Carter Edward Smith as Seymour

 Miners Alley Playhouse’s production of this hilarious rock musical will have you in stitches from curtain to curtain.
     Carter Edward Smith is sensational as Seymour Krelborn, the down-on-his-luck street kid who finds an alien plant that demands feeding. Under the astute direction of Jamie Billings, Smith creates an adorable Seymour by avoiding the traditional depiction of Seymour as the quintessential freakish nerdy loser.

 L-R: Carter Edward Smith and Jacquie Jo Billings

Jacquie Jo Billings is heartbreakingly vulnerable as Audrey One, the girl for whom Seymour longs. Unfortunately, Audrey’s going out with a sadistic dentist played by Jake Mendes, who’s a stitch in a scene of dastardly dental demise near the end of Act One.
L-R: Carter Edward Smith and Tim Fishbaugh

Tim Fishbaugh is a wonderfully animated Mushnik. Rory Pierce is hilarious as the voice of the blood thirsty plant, Audrey II.
     Alaina Beth Reel,Sonsharae Tull and Joelle Montoya provide a chorus of skid row babes who are visually and vocally entrancing!
     Thanks to director Jamie Billings we as audience are treated to a wonderfully “80s” slant on the proceedings.
     Mitch Samu - music director/conductor/piano - and his all-star band are worth the price of admission all by themselves. The superb just offstage band features: Tag Worley on drums, Ken Goodwin on Keys 2 and  Steve Klein on Bass.
     The Puppet Design by Jonathan Scott-McKean and Andy Claus is stellar.
 Whether it’s Smith and Fishbaugh hoofin’ it through “Mushnik and Son” or the glorious female chorus bumpin’ and grindin’ its way through the alleys of skid row, the inimitably exciting choreography created by Alann Worley enhances the proceedings exponentially.

     It is to be noted that the intimacy of this venue delights with the in-your-face proximity provided by very few venues in the area. The warmth and open heartedness of each and all at Miners Alley Playhouse make attending a play there a total delight.Marlowe's Musings

Miners Alley Playhouse
July 15 – Aug. 21
"Little Shop of Horrors"
A comedy, horror, rock musical, about a hapless florist shop worker who raises a plant that feeds on human blood. 
Fri/Sat @ 7:30.p.m. Sun. @ 6 p.m.; Sun., Aug. 21 @ 2 p.m.
$30 Adult/$27 Senior/$19 Child 12/Under

Miners Alley Playhouse, 1224 Washington Avenue, Golden, CO 80401303-935-3044 or online at

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