Presenting “Little Shop of Horrors” for three nights at the FHS Performing Arts Theater, the FHS Jackrabbit Players have procured an ensemble cast of talented actors to provide a smash hit performance of a musical comedy about a geeky botanist who grows a man-eating plant.
The Jackrabbit Players are presenting “Little Shop of Horrors” through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI), and the cast is comprised of an clearly talented group of young Thespians.
The man-eating plant dubbed “Audrey II” is voiced by FHS senior, Luke Riggs, who does a really nice job of bringing life, with a dash of sarcasm, into the beautifully designed leafy green, Venus flytrap plant.
Riggs projects a large booming voice from within the plant which was perched within the windowsill of the colorful flower shop. The movements and comical signing of the large plant had many of the young people attending sitting enthralled on the edge of their seats.
Botanist nerd ‘Seymour’ is portrayed by FHS senior Tanner Diggs, who is shocked to discover his plant can talk, after which time he is forced by circumstance to provide the plant with humans to eat. The audience immensely enjoyed the “Feed Me” and “Suppertime” songs comically performed by Tanner Diggs and Luke Riggs.
Portraying flower store clerk Audrey, senior Sara Sambrough projected a clear and beautiful voice as she sung “Somewhere That’s Green”, and senior Trace Killian delivered a hilarious performance as the crazed sadistic dentist who was originally played by Steve Martin in the 1986 rock music horror comedy.
And the songs performed by the Doo-Wop Girls portrayed by Hannah Kelly, Gabbi Enriquez, Alli Crabtree, Brooke Tharp and Macyn McGuire rounded out the company performance very nicely.
The FHS Jackrabbit Players will present their final performance of “Little Shop of Horrors” on Saturday night January 27, 2018. The show begins at 7 p.m. and tickets are still available.
Written by: Denise Bell