Catlin Gabel School Theatrical Production Of Little Shop of Horrors Promises To Delight All Ages

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Feb 4, 2003

For Immediate Release

Contact: Langley Allbritton


Catlin Gabel School Theatrical Production Of Little Shop of Horrors Promises To Delight All Ages

Catlin Gabel Head of School Lark Palma To Direct Choreography, Longtime Catlin Gabel Theater Teacher Robert Medley Brings Musical To Life With Help From Wife Mary Medley

The Catlin Gabel School, dedicated to excellence in education, today announced it will host and produce Little Shop of Horrors, a musical created by Alan Menken and Howard Ashman. Choreographed by Lark Palma, Head of School, and brought to life by longtime Catlin Gabel Theater teacher Robert Medley, the musical will run February 20-23 and is open to all ages. Admission is free. Seating is first come, first serve.

What: Little Shop of Horrors Musical

When: February 20, 21, 22 and 23

(8 a.m. on Th., Fri, Sat and 1 p.m. on Sunday)

Where: The Catlin Gabel School Cabell Center Theater

8825 SW Barnes Road

Portland, Oregon 97225

All ages will enjoy the classic tale of Seymour Krelbourn, a poor young man working at a run-down flower shop until he happens upon an alien plant after a total eclipse of the sun. After bringing the plant to the store, he finds fame, fortune and love. The only problem is that the plant feeds on human blood. Seymour and the plant make a deal that if the plant continues to bring Seymour positive attention he will, in turn, continue to feed the plant human bodies. Eventually, the evil plant eats Seymour and his close friends and acquaintances.

For more information, please contact Robert Medley at 503.297.1894 x362.

Catlin Gabel’s Theater Department

Catlin Gabel’s Theater Department teaches students the fundamentals of stage makeup and the art of acting, as well as playwriting and directing. Students are encouraged to learn how to produce a play, from stagecraft and construction to sound and set lighting.

About Catlin Gabel

Catlin Gabel School is an independent, co-educational day school, dedicated to student individuality, academic excellence, multiculturalism and life-long learning. The school’s dynamic pre-kindergarten through twelfth-grade curriculum combines academics with arts, physical education and a strong sense of community service. Catlin Gabel is independently governed by a Board of Trustees and is not supported by tax or church monies. For more information, please visit