Dominican College Presents Little Shop of Horrors

Students are busy rehearsing for the March 3 and March 4 performances of Little Shop of Horrors.

The musical comedy hit Little Shop of Horrors was presented by the Aquin Players of Dominican College on Friday, March 3 and Saturday, March 4, 2017 at 8 p.m. in St. Dominic’s School. This theatrical sensation has devoured the hearts of audiences around the world  before coming to  to Rockland County

Little Shop of Horrors is a sci-fi-horror comedy-rock musical with an early 1960s rock and roll, doo-wop style composed by Alan Menken and written by Howard Ashman. The musical takes place in New York City during the 1960s and is based around Seymour Krelborn, a clumsy and dejected orphan working at Mushnik’s Flower Shop in urban Skid Row. Seymour happens upon a strange plant which he names “Audrey II” in honor of his fellow coworker and longtime crush, Audrey. Much to Seymour’s surprise, the strange Venus fly trap transforms into a manipulative, foul-mouthed, R&B vocalist who has an appetite for human flesh and blood. Over time, however, Seymour discovers Audrey II desires more than just blood, what it really wants is world domination!

When Dominican College Junior John Ameen is asked what it was like to play the character Seymour, he laughs saying, “Seymour is funny, nerdy, and awkward, it’s a very different role for me but I’m enjoying it!”

Director James Filippelli, Musical Director James Quaranto, and Choreographer Melissa Lucido would like to recognize cast and crew members both onstage and backstage for their hard work and dedication. Even though practice and preparation for any musical can be stressful, Dominican College freshman Rebecca Birmingham, who played the character of Audrey, says “The cast is full of lighthearted people who make every practice enjoyable.”



Danielle Gulston                     Victoria Ficuciello                   Shaylene Cruz

Elizabeth Roach                      Elena Ivers                              Elise Karasik

Jillian Pianghi                          Dashelle Disha                        Rebecca Birmingham

Christine Ditzel                       Julius Fontanes                        Aaron Hassan

John Ameen                            Alex Yang                               Justin Genardi

Luis Bermudez                        Jason Magee