‘Little Shop of Horrors’ chosen for spring musical

The theater department has chosen “Little Shop of Horrors” for its spring musical. Auditions have been scheduled for Jan. 17-18 and are open to all high-school students who attend the school.

“We love being an inclusive theatre program, which means if you audition, you will definitely get a part of some type,” chorus teacher Amy Stevens said.

The department has decided to move away from classic Broadway musicals it has performed in the past. This rock-musical comedy follows an unfortunate worker in a flower shop who raises a plant that feeds on human flesh and blood.

”We chose ‘Little Shop’ after meeting with our senior class and looking at different options that would fit our specific casting needs,” Stevens said. “It was definitely a collaborative process. We knew we wanted something a little more new and fresh.”

The tech crew has begun working on designs for the show.

”I think the big question will be how we decide to create and portray our giant plant, Audrey II,” Stevens said. “I’m excited to see how West Shore will recreate the not-so-gentle giant plant.”

As the planning for the set nears completion, freshman Willow King said she’s excited about the outcome.

“I think it will be interesting to figure out how to build the huge plant,”  King said.

Stevens encourages any interest students to audition for parts.

“We are always thrilled when students who haven’t been in a show before [try out],” Stevens said. “This is how we grow our program.”

By Rayna Kamon