Little Shop of Horrors Creative

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Jess Jani
Jess Jani (she/her) loves all things haunting and creepy, making this show the perfect fit for her directorial debut! Not only does she sit on the board of Conundrum as their Marketing Chair, but she has also appeared in Conundrum's productions of Fun Home (Medium Alison) and Into The Woods (Cinderella). Jess thanks Conundrum for reigniting her passion for the stage and giving her endless opportunities to explore her creativity.
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Assistant Director
Bimei Flores
This will be Bimei Flores’s (they/she) second production at Conundrum theater but first time assistant directing! They were recently in Coundeum’s production of rent as Mimi Marquez. They are very excited to help put together this amazing show, Little Shop of Horrors, as well as working with this very talented cast! Hope you enjoy this show!
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Music Director
Anthony Zediker
Anthony Zediker (he/him) is a music director, conductor and pianist. He was most recently the music director and on stage pianist for critically acclaimed tick…tick…Boom! at the International City Theatre (director Kari Hayter). Anthony's other recent credits music directing and conducting credits include Musical Theatre Guild’s 29 hour production of Grey Gardens at the Alex Theatre, A Concert of Love (original arrangements and orchestrations) at Five Star Theatricals, Spitfire Grill at the Garry Marshall theatre, The Producers at Celebration Theatre, A Little Night Music at the Greenway Court Theatre, The Great American SongBook at Musical Theatre West, The Sondheim celebration at the Bourbon Room sponsored by Broadway @ The and the Pasadena Playhouse (original arrangements and orchestrations), Broadway Barbara at the Bourbon Room and many more! Anthony was the recipient of Best Musical Director awards from Stage Raw and Los Angeles Drama Critic’s Circle in 2018 for Celebration Theatre’s production of Cabaret (directed by Michael Matthews).
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Assistant Music Director
Mallory Wynne
Mallory Wynne (she/her) is thrilled to assistant music direct for the first time with Little Shop of Horrors. She previously took the stage with Conundrum as a Who (Seussical). She is very grateful to Conundrum and Anthony for giving her the opportunity to work with this incredible cast and crew. Outside of theatre, Mallory works full-time in the music industry. She also records and produces her own pop music. To hear her most recent releases, check out @mallorywynne.
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Katie Kaiser
Katie Kaiser (she/her) is thrilled to be returning to Conundrum for Little Shop of Horrors after choreographing this season’s production of RENT. She would like to thank director Jess Jani and the rest of the creative team for giving her this opportunity and for creating such an amazing environment. She hopes you have a bloody good time at the show!
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Production Manager
Jordan Kaiser
Jordan Kaiser (she/her) is thrilled to be back working behind-the-scenes on Little Shop of Horrors after having just performed in Seussical (Mrs. Mayor). She also directed this season's production of RENT, assistant directed Cabaret, produced Conundrum's A Weekend of One Acts festival, and serves on Conundrum's board. Thank you to the cast and crew of Little Shop of Horrors for making this such an incredible experience!
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Stage Manager
Ally Lardner
Ally Lardner (she/her) is pleased to return to Conundrum in Little Shop of Horrors, having previously run sound for Rent. Her passion is helping develop new work. She stage managed and assistant directed GET IT TOGETHER: A New Play. She currently works as script coordinator for ABC’s General Hospital. In her free time she enjoys spicy margs and late night drives. IG: @allymlardner
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Costume Designer
Shawn Rios
Shawn Rios (they/them) exuberantly returns to Conundrum as costume director for Little Shop. Their previous credits include Wickersham (Seussical), and Gordon (RENT). Though they have a torrid love affair with fashion, this is their first stage production to be costuming; and are so excited to be working with such a talented cast and creative team to bring this show to life. They would like to thank their friends for always supporting their creative endeavors, and being their biggest cheering section.
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Set Designer
Katie Iannitello
Katie Iannitello (she/her) is thrilled to be the set designer extraordinaire for this bananas production. Past design credits include Miss Saigon, Oliver (MAPA Maui), Little Shop of Horrors, Reefer Madness (ROLT SF) and many others. Outside of theater, Katie plays in her band Beauty Queen which you can listen to whenever you want!
Assistant Set Designer
Taylor Wessleman
Bio coming soon.
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Props Coordinator
Ryver Townsend
Ryver Townsend (he/they) is excited to take a switch back over to the tech side of theatre after playing Horton in Seussical, to work on props for this show. He loves to help out in any way that he can. Outside of theatre, he writes music and plays with his cat Peter.
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Lighting Designer
Matthew Perelman
Matthew Perelman (he/him) is so excited to be returning to Conundrum as the Lighting Designer of Little Shop! His previous lighting design credits include The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940 at Sequoyah High School, The Sunrise from the Moon at Caltech University, and Cabaret with Conundrum at The El Portal. Matthew is a graduate of The Los Angeles City College Theatre Academy. He is primarily an actor, writer, director, but loves doing technical theatre as his day job! His interests include video games, books, anime, baseball, among so many other things. He would like to thank you for coming to the show and hopes you have a great time!
Sound Designer
Felicia Cantu
Felicia Cantu (she/her) is thrilled to be returning to Conundrum for this production. Felicia is a graduate of Georgetown University and a member of the Georgetown Theater Alliance. She has previously served in technical roles ranging from stage manager to construction crew, but is delighted to be taking on a new challenge with sound design. She would like to thank her fellow techies for everything that they've done to make this production happen.