The Huron Players, Huron High School’s student-run theatre club, present “Little Shop of Horrors” this Friday, Saturday and Sunday at Huron’s Ingram Theater (Little Theater).
Friday and Saturday’s shows are at 7:30 p.m. Sunday’s finale is at 2 p.m. Tickets are $8 (Student/Staff/Senior) and $10 (General Admission).
The Huron Players allows students to participate in all the aspects of theatre such as acting, lighting, sound, set construction, costumes, makeup, props, scenic painting, special effects, play writing, directing, stage management, house management, posters, publicity, and fundraising.
The Huron Players put on four shows every year: three full-length plays and “Finale!” – an assortment of student-written and directed one-act plays. The Huron Players also teams up with the Huron Music Department to produce a musical.
About the Huron Players
About the play
“The action opens on Mushnik’s Flower Shop, a failing store on Skid Row. The few plants in stock are, like their surroundings, run down and fading. There we meet Mr. Mushnik and his two employees, Audrey and the nerdish Seymour Krelborn who secretly has a crush on his beautiful but much-abused co-worker.
Audrey, attempting to help Mushnik bring more customers into his failing business, persuades him to look at one of the “exotic plants Seymour has been tinkering around with.” Mushnik is intrigued and allows Seymour to display his flytrap-looking plant, which he has named, in honor of his secret love, Audrey II. Seymour and Crystal, Ronnette, and Chiffon (who provide musical accompaniment and commentary throughout the show) perform an upbeat number explaining that the strange flower was purchased from some dude’s flower shop. The plant appeared, “mysteriously,” after a total eclipse of the sun. Of course the strange plant draws customers and business is soon booming. In celebration Mushnik invites Seymour and Audrey out on the town, but Audrey has a date with her boyfriend, the sadistic dentist, Orin Scrivello. Seymour also declines and stays behind to tend to the suddenly ailing Audrey II. That night, alone in the shop, he discovers the shocking secret to the plant’s health and phenomenal growth: human blood.
Seymour encourages the plant’s growth by pricking his fingertips and feeding Audrey II his own blood. This only lasts for a few days, however, and the meager drops of blood aren’t enough for the quickly growing plant. Finally, late one night the plant grows bold and speaks: “feed me.” Audrey II has now become a singing, dancing, jive talking, vampire vegetable!”
– Utah Film Festival