May 3, 2014
Filed Under North Tahoe Events
Truckee High School’s Drama Department ends its 2013-2014 season with the laugh-out-loud Broadway musical, “Little Shop of Horrors,” a grand-scale production that features a flesh eating plant, do-wop and pop music, and a man who gets more than he bargains for.
“Little Shop of Horrors,” the musical is filled with a cast of talented TTUSD high school students and for the seniors graduating in June this will be their last show. Directed by Peggy Boelk and Assistant Director Mark Brady and produced by Barb Wilkinson. The musical will have evening performances in the THS Theatre beginning at 7:00 p.m. on May 2nd ,3rd ,9th ,10th , 16th and 17th. Matinee shows take place at 2 p.m. Sundays, May 4th and 11th.
The musical follows the life of Seymour Krelborn, a floral assistant on Skid Row, who purchases an exotic plant with a mysterious need for human flesh. As Seymour seeks the affection of his lovely coworker, Audrey, he also battles for control over his increasingly bloodthirsty plant, Audrey II. The plant quickly grows beyond what Krelborn imagined and turns into a bad mannered, R&B singing, vulgar carnivore. Audrey II gives greedy Krelborn his 15 minutes of fame, but he soon realizes he bit off more than he could chew.
“Little Shop of Horrors” was the third longest running musical on Broadway in the 1980s. Music is by composer Alan Menken and script by Howard Ashman. The music includes several well-known tunes “Somewhere That’s Green,” and “Suddenly, Seymour.” In 1986, Warner Brothers produced a film version directed by Frank Oz. The musical isn’t too racy and kids will enjoy the show as much as adults. It’s a bit sexy at times, but not vulgar. Everyone will definitely enjoy the music.
Advance tickets go on sale at Truckee High School library and the Truckee Community Center on April 8th. Tickets for assigned seats will be $15 for adults and $10 for students.