Little Shop of Horrors, the next play in the Leesville lineup, tells the story of a florist shop worker who encounters a giant flesh eating plant.
Originally written as a movie in the 1960’s, Little Shop of Horrors was then made a broadway musical by writers Howard Ashman and Alan Menken. Others know it from the 1986 movie version.
The story is now coming to Leesville in the form of a musical and will be performed in the same fashion as the broadway play.
Jake Jeffers and Ronnie Kariuki, both seniors, will head the show as the main characters; Ronnie as shop worker Seymour Krelboyne, and Jeffers as the giant flesh eating plant.
“It’s fun eating people,” said Jeffers, “but it is very dark and prickly inside of the plant.”
Now the cast must endure Hell Week , or in other words the final week of rehearsal, filled with grueling hours of practice that will leave the actors in both physical and emotional ruin.
“During hell week, school is more of our home than our actual home home,” said Ryan Shiman, junior. “We stay at school until like 9pm, and we come back during the weekend for more rehearsal.”
Performances begin on April 14 at 7 p.m. and will continue through Saturday evening. Tickets sales begin on April 9; check the banner on the Leesville website for more details.