The Waldo Theatre has announced the cast for its summer musical, “A Little Shop of Horrors.” Based on the original cult movie by Roger Corman, “Little Shop” follows the plight of Seymour Krelborn, a young man working in the financially challenged Skid Row florist shop in a less than desirable New York City neighborhood. Seymour discovers a new and interesting breed of plant, and his fame and fortune bloom along with the shop’s business. There is a deadly price to pay for that fame, however, and all who come near the evil plant fall victim to its voracious appetite.

Playing the ultimate botanical nerd Seymour will be Shane Lavoie of Thomaston, who pines away for his lovely co-worker, Audrey, to be played by fellow Georges Valley graduate Meredith Batley. Waldo Theatre favorite Brad Fillion will be the voice of Audrey II; the evil plant will be played onstage (for the third time in his career) by Jefferson’s  Kenny Paradis, with a young Tristan Hearth breathing life to the first Audrey II puppet.

Seymour’s foster father and boss, Mr. Mushnik, is played by Todd Martin; and Audrey’s motorcycle riding, soon-to-be-plant-food boyfriend, Orin Scrivello, DDS will be played by Bill Coombs.

The Do-Wops will be vocalized by Leah Cook,  Hilary Harkins, Tabitha Ordway and Faith Stevens, along with Cayleigh Hearth as Ruby, a Do-Wop in training. Their backup singers are Sue Hunt, Aspen Jones, Angela Percival and Elizabeth Vega. The Men of Skid Row will be portrayed by Samuel Inman and Justin Gillman, who will be joined onstage by his father, Jeff Gillman. The Children of Skid Row will be  played by Amelia Bosko, Noah Jones, Quincy and Thomas Coombs and Kayleigh, Katherine and Emma Tolley.

Directed by Sue Ghoreyeb and Sean Fleming, “The Little Shop of Horrors” features book and lyrics by Howard Ashman and music is by Alan Menken, the latter best known for his numerous scores for films produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios. “Little Shop” made its Broadway debut in 1982 at the Orpheum Theatre.

Performances will be Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m., July 29 through Aug. 7. Tickets are $15, $12.50 for senior citizens and students, and will be available at the Waldo Theatre (832-6060), Waltz Pharmacy or online at

VillageSoup Art/Entertainment Editor Dagney Ernest can be reached at 207-594-4401 or by email to