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Hexagon Players Presents Little Shop of Horrors: Friday, May 11th - Sunday, May 13th and Friday, May 18th - Saturday, May 19th

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Hexagon Players of Mendham will present Little Shop Of Horrors (music by Alan Menken and book and lyrics by Howard Ashman) at Grace Lutheran Church, 65 Main Street, Mendham, on Friday, May 11 (7:30 pm), Saturday, May 12 ( 2:00 pm and 7:30 pm), Sunday, May 13 (2:00 pm), Friday, May 18 (7:30 pm) and Saturday, May 19 (2:00 pm/7:30 pm). This comic high energy musical, about a down-and out skid row floral assistant who becomes an overnight sensation when he discovers an exotic plant with a mysterious craving for fresh blood, is sure to be a crowd pleaser. Tickets are $20 each (for mature audience members please) and can be purchased by calling the Hexagon Players Box Office at 973-543-8770 or by going on their web site at Seating is limited.

Cast members include, from bottom left: Mariella Klinger of Basking Ridge; Street Urchins Nicole Spadafino of Bethlehem, PA, and Samantha Giustiniani of Cranford. From middle left: Lona Alpert (Ensemble) of Far Hills, Puppeteer Graham Helfrick of Mountain View Middle School in Mendham, Cassandra Clavelli (Ensemble) of Roselle Park, Puppeteer Patrick Sprouls of Mendham High School, Gina Clavelli (Audrey) of Roselle Park and Bonnie Perkins (Ensemble) of Basking Ridge. From top row left: Colin Dino (Ensemble) of Bedminster, Paul Mucha (Seymour) of Roselle Park, Chris “Chip” King (Mushnik) of Sparta and Mike Piacenza (Orin and other parts) of Morris Plains.

One of the longest-running Off-Broadway shows of all time, this affectionate spoof of 1950s sci-fi movies has become a household name, thanks to a highly successful film version and a score by the songwriting team of Howard Ashman and Alan Menken, who redefined the animated musical film with Disney’s The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast and Aladdin. Charming, tuneful and hilarious, with tongue firmly planted in cheek, Little Shop of Horrors never fails to entertain.

Directing the show is Debbie Kirsch of Bernardsville, who was recently honored for her long list of accomplishments and commitment to Arts/Entertainment in the county and state, receiving an “Outstanding Woman of Somerset County” Award by the County’s Commission on the Status of Women. She is a past 3 time nominee for Outstanding Director of NJACT’s Perry Award for Community Theater and is President of Hexagon Players.

Claire Kerr of Mendham is Producer, Music Director is Stan Dunn of Harding and Choreographer/Assistant Director is E. Nicole Spadafino.

Founded in 1970, Hexagon Players is a community theater group based in the Grace Lutheran Church in Mendham. Over the last 30 years, the group has produced approximately 90 productions including its most recent shows of The Wizard of Oz, Annie, 13, Willy Wonka, Peter Pan , Seussical, Children’s Letters to God, and Drop Dead. For more information on Little Shop of Horrors or Hexagon Players, call 973-543-8770 or order tickets on line at

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