Come and browse in the Little Shop of Horrors
Rehearsals are under way for the Jefferson High School (JHS) musical, Little Shop of Horrors.
The play tells the story of Seymour Krelbourn, a poor young man working at a run-down flower shop on skid row when he encounters a miracle. He discovers an alien plant after a total eclipse of the sun.
After bringing the plant to the store, he gains fame, fortune and love. The only defect is that the plant feeds on human blood. Seymour and the plant make a deal that if the plant continues to bring Seymour positive attention, he will continue to feed it human bodies.
Eventually, the evil plant eats Seymour and his close friends and acquaintances.
Performances are Thursday, Friday and Saturday, April 26 to 28 at 7:30 p.m.; and Sunday, April 29 at 2 p.m. at Discovery Middle School auditorium in Alexandria.
Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for students and are available at the JHS activities office. All seats are reserved.
In The SpotLight
Cast and Crew of Little Shop and Horrors are participating in the SpotLight Musical Theatre Program, a Hennepin Theatre Trust initiative that supports high schools that present musical theater.
The program recognizes achievement by students and schools in several categories, including outstanding performance in leading, supporting and featured roles; outstanding performance by a chorus, dance ensemble and student orchestra; outstanding overall performance of a musical; and outstanding overall production of a musical.
In addition to being an honors program, SpotLight benefits include the opportunity to work with theater educators and musical theater professionals who offer training, insight through critical feedback, on-site school workshops and a collaborative conference.
If Little Shop of Horrors receives an outstanding award, cast and crew will perform with the SpotLight program at the Orpheum in Minneapolis on June 11.
Gabriel Myrin - Seymour
Alex Blaser - Audrey
Ted Deitz - Audrey II plant voice and a God-like voice
Kalee Guenther - Ronnette
Jordan Block - Mr. Mushnik
Tori Long - Crystal
Matthew Sheets - Orin
Kaci McCoy - Chiffon
William Sieling - Skip Snip
Emma Lawrence - Audrey II plant
Brock Wood - Bernstein
Jenna Collins - Mrs. Luce
Jordan Arel - Patrick Martin
Brendan Sieve - Radio interviewer
Aaron Marciniak - Customer #1
Kaisa Naapuri - Customer #2
Anthony Smith - Wino #1
Andrew Sheets - Wino #2
Rachel Hansberry - Store manager
Male chorus - Aaron Marciniak, Jordan Arel, Brock Wood, Will Sieling, Brendan Sieve, Andrew Sheets, Anthony Smith.
Female chorus - Quinn Kragenbring, Leah Stinson, Heidi Bush, Brittany Holm, Jenna Collins, Courtney Wosepka, Kaisa Naapuri, Molly Fitzgerald, Jennie Eng
Kelly Hartwell - Director
Jessica Chipman - Assistant director
Nate Rudolph - Orchestra director
Ron Branch - Set design
Rachel Hansberry - Stage manager
Deonna Weber - Sound
Emily Merten and Serena Stoeck - Keyboards
Rae Goering and Meghan Hartokolis - Reeds
Grace Griffin - Trumpet
Logan Haan - Guitar
Kirby Karpan - Bass
Spencer Brand - Percussion