Montezuma Drama Department presents ‘Little Shop of Horrors,’ Nov. 5, 6, 12 and 13; Tickets now available
By J.O. Parker
The Montezuma High School Drama Department presents, “Little Shop of Horrors,” in the Montezuma Auditorium on Saturday, Nov. 5 and 12 at 7 p.m. and on Sunday, Nov. 6 and 13 at 3 p.m.
In the early 1960’s, the meek floral assistant Seymour Krelborn stumbles across a new breed of plant he names “Audrey II”- after his coworker crush. This foul-mouthed, R&B-singing carnivore promises unending fame and fortune to the down and out Krelborn as long as he keeps feeding it, BLOOD. Over the course of a few weeks, and narrated brilliantly by a “Greek Chorus”- like group of street urchins, Seymour discovers Audrey II's out of this world origins and intent towards global domination!
A deviously delicious Broadway and Hollywood sci-fi smash musical, has devoured the hearts of theatre-goers for more than 30 years. Howard Ashman and Alan Menken (Disney's The Little Mermaid, Beauty And The Beast and Aladdin) are the creative geniuses behind what has become one of the most popular shows in the world.
This show may be a bit scary for very young audiences. It also deals with adult themes with some mild language.
Executive Producer is Liesl Roorda, Director is Kelly Kaup, and Set Design is Brian Nolton.
“If you've seen the movie musical and not the stage version, you're in for a few surprises,” noted Kaup. “It will both thrill you and make you laugh with music that will stick in your head for weeks.”
This show throws in many elements that are new to the students, including working with puppets.
“The students have been putting in countless hours of rehearsal time into music, choreography and memorizing lines,” said Kaup. “The harmonies are sounding amazing. The group numbers are so fun and we have been fortunate to have great attitudes and so much fun and laughter during rehearsals. You will find yourself rooting for the underdog, Seymour, played wonderfully by Kaya Latcham. Lydia Singleton as Audrey will win your hearts. Marty Knox as the voice of Audrey II is strong and methodical with just the right touch of R&B.”
Cast (In Order of Appearance)
Voice Over - Marty Knox; Crystal - Lily Shoemaker; Chiffon - Isabella Roorda; Ronnette - Camryn Brennan; Do Wop Girl (Rhonda) - Addyson Probasco; Little Shop of Horrors Chorus - Addilyn Ver Meer, Claire Erselius, Emily Jo James, Gracie Wilson, Haylee Walters, Lily Ferry, Lola Miller, Ryanne Williams, Tayler Wickham, Zoe Roberts; Mr. Mushnik - Faith Ferry; Seymour - Kaya Latcham; Audrey - Lydia Singleton; Skid Row Chorus - Bryn Fantazia, Brooks Wilson, Ella McGrane, Ethan Desrochers, Grace Burnett, Hayley Burnett, Isaiah Wilson, Jayden Doll, Jocelyn Nigg, Owen Desrochers, Talen Holland, Wyatt Grimm; Customer #1 - Zoe Roberts; Da Doo & Suppertime Chorus - Claire Erselius, Gracie Wilson, Hayley Burnett, Letisia Wilson, Lily Ferry, Lola Miller, Tayler Wickham; Interviewer - Emily Jo James; Orin Scrivello D.D.S. - Owen Deshroshers; Audrey II - Marty Knox; Audrey II Puppeteer Act 1 - Makenna Johannes; Audrey II Puppeteer Act 2 - Max Anderson; Customer #2 - Haylee Walters; Bernstein - Owen Desrochers; Mrs. Luce - Gracie Wilson; Skip Snip - Jayden Doll; Patrick Martin - Laila Kercheval; Finale Chorus - Abbi Henkle, Brielle Haughey, Bryn Fantazia, Emily Jo James, Emma Snook, Haylee Walters, Jacob Meyer, Laila Kercheval, Mallory Warden, Marley Stowell, Tinsley Stowell, Wyatt Grimm, Wyllie Walters.
Tickets are on sale now at the Montezuma State Bank. Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for students. They will be available at the door as long as seats are available. Please enter the school using the breezeway doors on the east side of the circle drive.