How To Make a Tentacle 101

As Audrey II continues to grow throughout Little Shop of Horrors, we are struck with the alarming sensation that our carnivorous plant is far from full and she has no intentions of slowing down. Together, the production’s director, scenic designer, and puppet designer collaborated to design larger-than-life tentacles that invade the theatre to fulfill this vision. … Continue reading How To Make a Tentacle 101

The Making of the Stage Door Project: Little Shop of Horrors, by Mr. Mushnik

Hello People of the Internet! My name is Dave DiPrimo. I’m a senior at Rush-Henrietta High School and I am playing Mr. Mushnik in a very special one-night-only performance of Little Shop of Horrors at Geva Theatre Center on February 10th. This amazing opportunity is Geva’s Stage Door Project! The program offers the rare experience … Continue reading The Making of the Stage Door Project: Little Shop of Horrors, by Mr. Mushnik

From the Cohort Club: Geva’s Ripples by Meredith Reiniger

Cohort Report 25 January 2015 Meredith Reiniger Geva’s ripples. Geva tossed a stone into the pool. The first professional theatre to create a Cohort Club, Geva has gained attention across the land with their unique connection to their community. I knew I would be fascinated by the whole process. I had not expected to fall … Continue reading From the Cohort Club: Geva’s Ripples by Meredith Reiniger

Ever a Surprise: Remembering Howard Ashman (Part 3)

In “Ever a Surprise", Geva Journal celebrates the life and career of Little Shop of Horrors’ book writer, lyricist, and original director: Howard Ashman (1950-1991). This post concludes the series: Part One and Part Two are online now. Special thanks to Howard’s sister Sarah Ashman-Gillespie for answering our questions. Please visit HowardAshman.com for much more on … Continue reading Ever a Surprise: Remembering Howard Ashman (Part 3)

Ever a Suprise: Remembering Howard Ashman (Part 2)

In “Ever a Surprise”, Geva Journal celebrates the life and career of Little Shop of Horrors’ book writer, lyricist, and original director: Howard Ashman (1950-1991). Part One can be read here. Special thanks to Howard’s sister Sarah Ashman-Gillespie for answering our questions. Please visit HowardAshman.com for much more on Howard and his works, and for many … Continue reading Ever a Suprise: Remembering Howard Ashman (Part 2)

Ever a Surprise: Remembering Howard Ashman (Part 1)

In “Ever a Surprise,” Geva Journal celebrates the life and career of Little Shop of Horrors’ book writer, lyricist, and original director: Howard Ashman (1950-1991). Special thanks to Howard’s sister Sarah Ashman-Gillespie for answering our questions. Please visit HowardAshman.com for much more on Howard and his works, and for many more memories from Sarah. Little Shop … Continue reading Ever a Surprise: Remembering Howard Ashman (Part 1)

Sowing the Seeds – Geva’s Stage Door Project

One of the highlights of the Rochester theatre season will be Geva’s production of Little Shop of Horrors. To accompany this production, Geva, Rochester’s leading professional theatre has invited Rush-Henrietta Senior High School to participate in “The Stage Door Project: Little Shop of Horrors.” A mainstay of the high school musical canon for many years, … Continue reading Sowing the Seeds – Geva’s Stage Door Project

“You Know the Meek are Gonna Get What’s Comin’ to’ Em” By James McCusker

"You Know the Meek are Gonna Get What’s Comin’ to’ Em" By James McCusker 28 and 29 December 2014 Stephen Sondheim’s maxim “content dictates form” comes into play when constructing a production of any musical. But questions about the proper form can arise with content-crazy musicals such as The Rocky Horror Show, Batboy: The Musical or … Continue reading “You Know the Meek are Gonna Get What’s Comin’ to’ Em” By James McCusker

Like a Kid in a Flower Shop #gevaLittleShop #gevacohort

Like a Kid in a Flower Shop by James McCusker 19 December 2014 "Inside Geva Theatre’s third floor rehearsal hall a well-controlled flurry of seventy or so people are swirling about with chicken wings, green salads and drinks teetering in hand. This rough head count doesn’t include about four or five children and the small … Continue reading Like a Kid in a Flower Shop #gevaLittleShop #gevacohort