The theater department’s production of“The Little Shop of Horrors” is coming to Leesville. The play will show four times between April 14-16. Early purchasing of tickets is encouraged, the team is expecting the show to be sold out quickly.
“The Little Shop of Horrors,” first a film in both 1960 and 1986, is a horror and comedy story about a human eating plant and it’s nervous, clumsy owner, Seymour. Made from a crossbreed of different plants including a venus fly trap, Seymour creates the monster in attempt to impress Mushnick, his boss, who is running a failing florist shop.
After realizing that the strange plant isn’t thriving, he grows frustrated that the purpose of the plant to attract customers with its uniqueness. Later, when the plant gets a taste of human blood, Seymour comes to the conclusion that the plant craves human blood and flesh.
The LRHS Theatre Department has high hopes for the show. Hoping that it’ll either match or go beyond their 2015 Spring Musical Legally Blonde that sold out with great reviews and popularity, they are expecting the show to be a hit. The show will hopefully make viewers and students wanting to come back and become involved in the LRHS Theatre Department.
There are numerous ways students can join the theatre effort. The show requires more than what you see on stage — making a successful show requires a whole other story back stage. Makeup, hair, costume, and house crew are some crews that are always looking for new members, as well as the Tech Department. There is a place for all talents and interests in the Theatre Department.
Anyone can be a part of the LRHS shows, whether it’s on stage or behind the curtain, taking a theatre class is not required. Katrina Tarson, the director of theatre productions, will cast anyone regardless of their participation in a theatre class.
Having started the audition process in January, the team has been working endless hours, putting forth all their energy into this year’s spring musical. Now “hell week” has approached, all efforts are going into perfecting every last detail of costumes, lighting, sound, and more, leaving the team exhausted and sleep deprived.
Shreeja Shah, sophomore and assistant stage manager, has been working with the rest of the cast to to conduct a perfect show in time for opening night. Along with the rest of the cast, Shah has been advocating for everyone to come see the production, “People should come and see the show because it’s hilarious and we’ve worked really really hard on it and Ms. Tarson is a great director and everyone puts in all their energy, all their time, all their effort just to make this show the best show possible,” said Shah.