Little Shop of Horrors Cast
Jake Marshall (Seymour)
Jake Marshall (he/him) couldn’t be more excited to be making his Conundrum debut with Little Shop! Jake earned his BFA in Acting from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts in 2021- where he studied at Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute and Stonestreet Studios. Selected theatrical credits include: Gaston (Beauty and the Beast), Claude (HAIR), Zach (A Chorus Line), Joe Vegas (Fame), Captain Hook (Peter Pan), Phoebus (Hunchback). When not on stage, he can be seen in national commercials for Pfizer and Chase Bank as well as performing standup comedy across LA. Endless thanks to the creative team for making his dream of playing Seymour come true. You can find him on instagram @jakelmarshall.
Nikki Yates (Audrey)
DOCTOR Nikki Yates (she/her) is honored to be involved in the campy, kooky, and creepy show that is Little Shop with such a talented cast and creative team. In addition to Audrey, favorite roles she has played that her mother has described as "deeply weird" include Maureen (Rent) and the Witch (Into the Woods). Catch her in other thrilling Conundrum productions throughout the season, such as Filing Taxes, Writing Meeting Agendas, and Working on Grant Applications (she's the Secretary). Much love to her family, friends, and the extended Conundrum community for always being supportive. Insta: @nikkimyates
Eric Conner (Mr. Mushnik)
Eric Conner (he/him) is thrilled to be in his first Conundrum production after admiring their work as a member of the Burbank Cultural Arts Commission. Theater credits (from more years ago than he'd like to admit) include Three Sisters, Tea & Sympathy and American Buffalo, directing Our Town and Fool for Love and writing the one-act The Also Rans. Eric produced the feature documentary Other Voices, has appeared on multiple podcasts and was a finalist for the first (and last) Howard Stern Film Festival. Currently, Eric teaches writing at the New York Film Academy. Massive thanks to the entire Burbank creative community, his sons Alex & Judah and wife Lauren, even if she's never been great with feeding the plants.
Luke Steinborn (Orin)
Luke Steinborn (he/him) returns to the stage with Conundrum after playing Eddie in “The Wild Party” as well as being a member of the electric Wickersham family in “Seussical the Musical.” Other notable musical credits include Jamie in “The Last Five Years,” Chuck Cranston in “Footloose” and the Stevedore in “Titanic.” Luke works professionally acting in theatre and film across the nation and is incredibly blessed with another opportunity to work with Conundrum. Represented by Park Artists Group and Irvin Gelb Management, you can follow him at @lusteinborn
Omari Miller (Audrey 2)
Omari Miller (he/him) is so excited to return for his third production with Conundrum as the voice of Audrey II in Little Shop. Some of his previous credits include Mr. Black (Wild Party), Max/Herman (Cabaret), Jack (Into the woods), etc. Omari is currently studying Biology and Linguistics at California State University Northridge and would like to thank Conundrum and its production team for allowing him a chance to voice such an iconic piece of theatrical vegetation (despite his very apparent lack of a green thumb).
Zoe Godfrey-Grinage (Crystal)
Zoe Godfrey-Grinage (she/her) is honored to make her Conundrum debut in Little Shop of Horrors. Zoe graduated with a B.A. in Drama from the University of California, Irvine. She has appeared in numerous musicals which include: Legally Blonde, Memphis, Hairspray, Rent, etc. Zoe is excited to be a part of the Conundrum family and is excited for the run of the show!
Christina Carrera (Chiffon)
Christina Carrera (she/her) is excited to return to Conundrum! Favorite roles include Joanne in Rent, Baker's Wife in Into the Woods, and Little Sally in Urinetown. When not on stage, Christina is a program coordinator for an arts education non-profit. Love and thanks to Pa, Otto, Anna and her brothers Eddie, Sebastian and Samuel! xo
Joyce Blackmon (Ronnette)
Joyce Blackmon (she/her) is delighted to make her first appearance with Conundrum as Ronnette in Little Shop. Some of her previous credits include Yellow Girl in Shout the Mod Musical, Lorrelle in a Dreamgirls reading, and Ensemble in 9-5. Her background in training includes a BFA in Performing arts from the American Musical and Dramatic Academy (AMDA). In her free time she loves being surrounded by nature and going on road trips as much as she can. She would love to thank her parents for their continued support, and her family and friends for always believing in her. For more updates, check her out on Instagram under @lnnylynn
Adrián Genesius Barrón (Ensemble)
Adrián Genesius Barrón (he/him), primarily working behind the scenes as Intimacy Coordinator and Fight Choreographer, as well as Audrey II's puppeteer, has had the honor and privilege to be able to work under the creative guidance and artistic vision of Jess, Bimei, Anthony, and the rest of the cast and crew to bring Little Shop to life. As a member of the creative team, Adrián could think of nothing better than to collaboratively breathe life into this production, filled with frights, delights, and a whimsical love story too. He hopes to add his experience, Mexican heritage, and his own truth to the work, and do as Shakespeare commands: "Suit the action to the word, the word to the action..." Mil gracias a mí familia. Previous Conundrum works include Cabaret (Cliff) and RENT (Ensemble). Other works include Faustus, Macbeth, Measure for Measure, Hamlet, Romeo and Juliet, and As You Like It.
Jaya Mapleton (Ensemble)
Jaya Mapleton (she/her) is so thrilled to make her Conundrum debut! She was most recently seen in Altadena Music Theatre's production of Hair. Favorite roles include Wendla (Spring Awakening) and Sister Mary Robert (Sister Act). Jaya holds a B.A. in Geography from UCLA and works for an environmental nonprofit.
Karen Marie Santos (Ensemble)
Karen Marie (she/her) aka the kindest Karen you’ll ever meet is so thrilled to be making her Conundrum debut! Born and raised in the Philippines, she moved out here to pursue her dreams. She would like to thank her family, friends and loved ones for all their never ending support and love! For more, feel free to follow @heykrnmr
RYKER (they/them) is excited to be working with Conundrum again having previously written “Is He?” for the company’s One Act Festival. Previous projects include Shrek (Shrek The Musical), The Lion (The Wizard of Oz), and Caleb (The Spitfire Grill). Beyond the theatre world RYKER has two singles “What Comes Next?” And “Nights Like This” streaming on Spotify and Apple Music with more on the way soon. They would like to thank their roommates, bosses, and friends for their support and patience. For more updates follow @actuallyitsryker