After having to shut down our 2020 production of “Be More Chill” just over a month before showtime and then going for 2-years without singing, dancing, and playing together…we are all ready for “somewhere that’s green”. While New York City celebrates the 40th Anniversary of Alan Menken and Howard Ashman’s, “Little Shop of Horrors” with the sold-out Off-Broadway revival, Crocus Plains Secondary School celebrates a little closer to home.
This cult classic brings a loveable and eclectic cast to life with outstanding puppetry, eye-catching set design, and musical acts that will make you want to stand up and dance. The story starts at Mushnik’s Flower Shop, deep in the heart of Skid Row. Meek flower shop assistant Seymour is in love with co-worker Audrey. During a total eclipse, he discovers an unusual plant he names Audrey II, which feeds only on human flesh and blood. The growing plant attracts a great deal of business for the previously struggling store. After an unfortunate accident, Seymour finds himself feeding Audrey’s boyfriend, Orin, to the plant, and he must continue to find more bodies to sustain the increasingly bloodthirsty plant.
This talented cast of students, grades nine through twelve, performing roles of both the human and alien plant variety, features newcomers Diego Garcia-Solis (Thursday/Saturday Evening) and Edwin Cerquera Malaver (Friday/Saturday Matinee) as Seymour and Ava Thexton (Thursday/Saturday Evening) and Emma- Marie Wiebe (Friday/Saturday Matinee) as Audrey. Little Shop of Horrors reminds us of the importance of community, that greed is poison and that any one of us, willing to act out of selflessness, could change the world.
This outstanding cast and crew of both students and staff are thrilled to be presenting this fantastic show at the Western Manitoba Centennial Auditorium (WMCA). Reigniting the Crocus Plains Major Production has been a team effort, with the collaboration and support of multiple staff and students, including the entire ACE Creative Promotions class acting as an advertising agency, choreography by Monique Roy- Keller (Steppin’ Time Dance Studio) and the realistic plants built by Brandonite Marilyn Hardy. The cast, crew, volunteers, and Crocus Plains community are all very excited to get back to doing what they love!
Tickets are on sale now at http://www.wmca.ca/lsoh.html