Little Shop of Horrors
Directed by Nadia Ozanne
Lyrics by Howard Ashman. Music by Alan Menkin. In conjunction with Warner/Chappel.
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Having never directed a musical before I was a little lost as to where to start. So in true stage management style (I am essentially not a director) I designed the set and knew what I needed in terms of technical equipment and lights before I even considered the necessity for a musical director and actors.
It has been a steep learning curve for me. I can't even read music! But with the help of some fantastic people, not least of all one on the other side of Ausralia who designed Twoey, we’ve been able to pull off, what I belive is, a brilliant show.
A very large amount of credit needs to go to the cast themselves, who in their spare time did a huge amount of the work. Thanks to John and Jane who built the plant, she looks mazing. Thanks to Anna for all her behind the scenes work, to Waine who without his creative input we would be lost, and to the rest of the cast and crew who would have put on a great show with or without me.
They are all incredibly talented people and a great amount of what you see on the stage tonight is their own doing.
I need to recognise the efforts of our musical director, who pulled a band out of thin air and made them perform, and of our pianist who never missed a note, she may have hit a wrong button at times but she never missed a note.
It’s been a dedicated team effort, from set construction to learning the songs, from the puppeteering, to publicity. I have loved this musical for a long time and truly hope that it will grow on you tonight.
Seymour Krelborn: John Goodfellow
“The Little Shop Band”
Conductor: Benjamin Thorn
Producer: Gordon Cope
Irresistible Style, Manns of Armidale, Dr Peter Murphy, The Armidale Musical Society, Kent Langley, Bryce Little, Burkes Florist, Brennan & Smith Optometrist, “Madinventor” for dentistry equipment
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