Can you name the composer of LITTLE MERMAID, ALADDIN, BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, NEWIES, HERCULES, POCAHANTAS, ENCHANTED and TANGLED? Alan Menken of course! On July 15 & 16 Marin Summer Theater will present the original musical revue A WHOLE NEW WORLD: The Magic of Alan Menken at the Emily Gates Student Center at San Marin High School in Novato. Tickets may be purchased in advance at www.marinsummertheater.org or at the door.
Presented with special permisson from Walt Disney Music, A WHOLE NEW WORLD: The Magic of Alan Menken, is a lively, family friendly musical revue featuring the best loved songs from Alan Menken’s catalog including A Whole New World, Be Our Guest, Belle Carrying the Banner, Colors of the Wind, Gaston, Go the Distance, Kiss the Girl, Santa Fe, Seize the Day, Under the Sea, When Will My Life Begin, Zero to Hero and many more.
Alan Menken has collaborated with such lyricists as Howard Ashman, Tim Rice, Glenn Slater, Stephen Schwartz and David Zippel to create the soundtrack of the Disney Renascence, staring with LITTLE MERMAID in 1989. With eight Academy Award wins (four each for Best Score and Best Original Song), Menken is the second most prolific Oscar winner in the music categories and also won eleven Grammy Awards, a Tony Award and other honors.
Marin Summer Theater opens its 2016 season with LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, a charming, kooky and hilarious musical cult classic. Performances are on July 7, 8, 9, 10 at the Emily Gates Student Center at San Marin High School in Novato. Tickets may be purchased in advance at www.marinsummertheater.org. Tickets may also be purchased at the door.
A deviously delicious Broadway and Hollywood sci-fi smash musical based on the film by Roger Corman, Little Shop Of Horrors has devoured the hearts of theatre goers for over 30 years. Howard Ashman and Alan Menken (Disney's The Little Mermaid, Beauty And The Beast, and Aladdin) are the creative geniuses behind what has become one of the most popular shows in the world. LITTLE SHOP was the winner of the 1982 Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Musical, Drama Desk Award for Best Musical, and Outer Critics Circle Award.
LITTLE SHOP tells how Seymour Krelborn, the assistant at Mushnik's Flower Shop in downtrodden Skid Row, becomes an overnight sensation when he discovers a strange and exotic plant. He names it Audrey Two in order to impress glamorous Audrey, the colleague he’s secretly in love with. Audrey Two quickly starts to wilt, putting Seymour’s job and dream future with Audrey at risk. Accidentally pricking his finger, Seymour discovers Audrey Two needs more than plant food to thrive. The plant grows into a bad-tempered, foul-mouthed carnivore whose voracious appetite becomes increasingly difficult to satisfy. How far will Seymour go for the woman of his dreams?
Now offering two sessions to choose from!
Take one or both
Join Marin Summer Theater one or both sessions of Musical Theater Madness! Musical Theater Madness is two different workshops just for kids between 9 and 14 years of age! You can sign up for one or both!
Taught by MST staff members Kate Kenyon (Co-director LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, choreographer ANYTHING GOES, LEGALLY BLONDE, GYSPY) and Amanda Morando (Co-director LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, director DEFYING GRAVITY) these two week workshops will also feature special guests from the MST 2016 company. Registration will be limited to the first 40 students!
Musical Theater Madness Part 1: Marin County Fair
Musical Theater Madness Part 2: A Whole New World