A preview to Little Shop of Horrors , MPHS fall production
November 6, 2016
The cast of Middle Park High School’s Little Shop of Horrors has been working very hard to put on an amazing production. With only a couple rehearsals left, Lori Oury, the director, praises her cast for the hard work and progress they have been making in the production so far.
Oury said that they are a “great team of kids,” where they work on things from sets to props to lighting and more.
“It is a student led production,” Oury said, and they have “been rehearsing and rehearsing.”
The lead characters in the play are Seymour and Audrey. Seymour is played by Henry Kacik, a freshman whose first high school production will be Little Shop of Horrors. Kacik said that his character is a “plant nerd that really likes botanics.”
He plays the hero of the story while Audrey, played by senior Karmen Reynolds, plays the heroine.
Seymour names the famous plant in the story after Audrey, creating a twisted love story. While it is a love story, it is also a story that is “more and more ravenous for blood,” Oury said.
Aside from the lead characters, Oury said, “the rest of the folks are from skid-row trying to make money off the plant.”
The plant is played by sophomore Kiana Ledin.
The whole cast is excited to put on this musical that, as Oury calls it, is a “1980’s classic based on an old B movie from the ‘60s.”
Little Shop of Horrors, originally an R-rated production, goes way back, and now Middle Park High School has the privilege to put on a PG-rated version for whole families to enjoy.
“There are different endings to Little Shop of Horrors, but this one has the happy ending,” Oury said.
Miners Alley Playhouse in Golden has also contributed to this production by lending some of their puppets to make appearance in the musical.
“It isn’t just a junior production,” said Oury. “It is THE Broadway production.”
Middle Park High School will host the production in the auditorium on November 10, 11, and 12 each starting at p.m. The cost is $7 for adults and free for students.
With this being Oury’s first production as the director, she is excited to put it on.
“You’ll have to come see what it’s all about.”
Linneya Gardner is this year’s Sky-Hi News intern from Middle Park High School. She is a senior and is involved with basketball, soccer and yearbook. Look for her photographs and stories in each edition of the Sky-Hi News.