PNW Theatre Company production scheduled April 22, 29 & 30 at Hammond Campus
The production of “Little Shop of Horrors” marks the debut of the Purdue University Northwest Theatre Company, April 22, 29 and 30 at the Hammond Campus.
The curtain rises at 8 p.m., Saturday, April 22 and 29 and at 3 p.m., Sunday, April 30 in Alumni Hall on the third floor of the Student Union & Library, 2233 173rd St.
Cast of PNW students & alumni
Comprising the cast are Purdue Northwest students and alumni Laura Anne Riggle as Audrey; Jared Riddle as the Voice of Audrey II; Travis Ziegler as Seymour; Douglas DeLaughter as Mushnik; Aaron Davis as Orin; and Briana Alexis Hall, Rosa Cortes and Jocelyn Serna as The Girls.
“Our students have been asking for this type of musical opportunity for several years,” PNW Associate Professor of Communication Daniel Wilbur said. “We are hoping that this production will help to grow and establish PNW as a strong presence in theatre and the arts.”
Directing “Little Shop…” is award-winner Zachary Gipson, who has brought numerous theatre productions to life across Northwest Indiana. As founder and artistic director for the Ensemble Theatre Company, Gipson has led the group to 10 Northwest Indiana Excellence in Theatre Foundation (NIETF) awards, including Best Musical in 2015.
“I feel inspired by the students at PNW and look forward to bringing ‘Little Shop of Horrors’ to life,” he said.
PNW instructor Patricia Hales is the music director.
The production is presented by PNW’s Department of Communication and Creative Arts through special arrangement with Music Theatre International.
General adult admission is $18, senior citizen admission is $16 and admission for youth ages 12 to 18 is $10. Children younger than 12 will be admitted free. Tickets can be purchased online or with cash only at the door as long as they last. For ticket sales and other information, visit us online.
Purdue University Northwest
Purdue University Northwest (PNW), a comprehensive regional university within the Purdue University system, has two Northwest Indiana campuses in Hammond and Westville. The university was established by the unification of the former Purdue University Calumet and Purdue University North Central. With more than 15,000 students enrolled last fall and nearly 70 undergraduate and graduate degree programs, Purdue Northwest is Indiana’s fifth largest public university.