Little Shop of Horrors Creative

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Christopher Hanks
Mr. Hanks is in his third year at River City High School, and his 18th in Public Education. Nearly all of these years have been in the arts, bringing theatre to youth throughout the valley. He has directed, produced, designed, or performed in well over 40 productions. He's thrilled to be working in West Sacramento and is grateful for all the support in helping to make RCHS Productions a growing success!
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Linda Cristman
Music Director
Linda has been the Choral Director and Piano Teacher at RCHS for the last four years, and has been teaching choir and music for over 15 years in California and Arizona. Linda was the Musical Director of the RCHS production of "Once on This Island" last year, as well as the production of "Cinderella" at Pioneer HS in Woodland in 2012. She has performed as a cast member in the productions of "Lil Abner" and "Bells Are Ringing" in Arizona and Ohio. She is a graduate of Arizona State University, with a degree in Choral Music Education. Linda has been a member of numerous choirs throughout her career, has been the assistant to the Honor Choir Chairperson for ACDA, teaches private lessons in both vocal performance and piano, and was the Co-creator for the annual "Intel Benefit Night" with Intel Corporation in Chandler Arizona. Linda's choirs and vocal students have received numerous Superior and Excellent ratings at Choral Festivals in Arizona and California.
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Jerrilyne Cottrell
Stage Manager
Jerrilyne has been acting since she was 6 years old. She has been in 6 plays but this is her first time being Stage Manager. Jerrilyne would like to thank her grandmother and mother for supporting her in her acting career.
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Daniela Earnest
Asst. Stage Manager
Daniela Earnest is a junior at River City High School. She's designed and worked on the lighting for several shows, including Cinderella, The Diary of Ann Frank, Footloose, Sleeping Beauty and many others. In her free time she enjoys reading, drawing and does ballet weekly. For the past two years Daniela has developed an interest in stage design and theatrical lighting, and one day hopes to graduate from Fullerton and go on to become a Lighting Designer.
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Isaac Hernandez
Sound Lead
Theater has been a fantastic to be apart of. Isaac believes it’s an escape from reality and issues. He adores the atmosphere and presence of amazing and gifted people.
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Sariah Prasadi
Costume Lead
Sariah is thrilled to be performing in her first musical. She has been doing theatre for about seven years and plans to do a double major in theatre and law. She dedicates her first musical to her late grandma. I love you! Love and thanks to my parents and my siblings. Lastly, thanks to Hanks for being the best theatre teacher and helping me grow as a person!
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Kylie O'Hara
Set Lead
Kylie's been in theatre for a few years now and has nothing but love for it. She's been in theatre at the school for two years now and wouldn’t change a thing. Her theatre class has become her second family and she loves them all. Kylie wouldn’t have love for theatre if it were not for her first theatre teachers, Phil and Amanda and she would like to thank them for the awesome experience they gave her.
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Shannon Poe
Properties Lead
Shannon is a all around performer who is excited to be behind the scenes for the first time! This is her second year in Hanks' Advanced Drama class and she loves all the experiences she's had with the activities and the students so far. She has been dancing at River City Dance Academy competitively for about 6 years now and going to summer acting workshops since she was little. Shannon is thankful for all the cool experiences she's had in this class like co-directing a show and now being the props lead.
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Abby Perez
Projections Lead
Abby can’t even think of a way to get in how amazing her experience is in preparing this show in so few words but she wants to express that this show has been a great experience and she hopes everyone loves it as much as she does.
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CJ Villegas
Puppet Construction Lead
Formerly in "Murder at the Pie Auction," this is Catrina's fourth show. Along with theatre, Catrina participates as a leader at her local youth group. She also pursues her love for drumming and writing daily. Catrina would like to give a special thanks to her sister for always being there for her.
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David Garcia
Puppet Wrangler
David is 16 and this is his first RC musical. In this play he's responsible for managing and preparing the puppets before they go on stage. He is enthusiastic and happy to be in such a cool musical. He also hopes that in the future he will be in the cast and onstage himself.
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Stage Crew
Wants to be a playwright, This is Jordan's first time helping backstage in a play. He's enjoyed helping his fellow workers and supporting his friends. He has helped with the Following productions; Sleeping beauty, Ah it's a wonderful life, and now little shop of Horrors. Jordan also wrote his very own monologue. Jordan would like to thank his friends for their support and for always being there
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Matt Gales
Stage Crew
This is Matt’s second year in Advanced Theatre and he enjoy being in the class. He’s played a soldier in Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland as well as Sleeping Beauty, and performed as Poseidon in The Hysterical History of the Trojan War.
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Jordyn Johnson
Stage Crew
No stranger to the stage, this is Jordyn's fifth musical she has participated in. Jordyn is a big fan of acting and ha been doing it since the first grade. Most recently she starred as Minaret Towers in her school's production of Murder at the Pie Auction and has also done shows such as Once on This Island, The Music Man, The Lion and the Mouse and many others. Jordyn would like to thank her parents and grandparents for always supporting her in this field.
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Jackeline Pacheco
Stage Crew
This is Jackie’s 2nd time on stage. Helping out behind scenes and helping construct props. Jackie has made many progress to outcome her shyness and help create Little Shop of Horrors become into a amazing musical as the rest of the cast. Jackie wants the thank her mother for supporting her in this musical and the cast such as Mr.Hanks and Ms. Cristman.

Original Creative Team

Book and Lyrics by HOWARD ASHMAN
Based on the film by Roger Corman, Screenplay by Charles Griffith
Originally produced by the WPA Theatre (Kyle Renick, Producing Director)
Originally produced at the Orpheum Theatre, New York City by the WPA
Theatre, David Geffen, Cameron Mackintosh and the Shubert Organization