CRESTVIEW — Crestview High School's Thespian Troupe is presenting "Little Shop of Horrors" this week.
The first performance was 7 p.m. Nov. 9, and remaining dates and times are 7 p.m. Nov. 11 and 2 p.m. Nov. 12 at Crestview High School. Cost is $10 per person at the door.
The musical comedy tells the story of shy Seymour Krelborn, who loves Audrey from afar as they work at Mushnik’s Flower Shop on Skid Row. Mushnik’s is in danger of closing because nobody buys flowers on Skid Row. With Audrey’s urging, Seymour introduces a new and interesting plant to the world — changing the lives of everyone involved.
"It’s a big show which comes with a lot of expectations from the audience, and I felt that the students were ready for it," Annette Gebhardt, troupe sponsor and CHS Theatre and World History teacher, said. She is also director of the show.
Gebhardt is proud of the way the students have coordinated their efforts.
"They are hardworking and so supportive of each other. For months they have committed themselves to this show while doing schoolwork and managing other extracurricular activities. I want them to know how much I appreciate their work and dedication. I also hope all of Crestview will come out to support their efforts," she said.
The cast includes Jacob O'Hara as Seymour; Hannah Hancock as Audrey; Jeremy Tymon as the plant; Jolvin Mejias as Mr. Mushnik, who owns the store; Kemison Bacon as dentist Orin Scrivello. Actors who portray the three-girl "Greek chorus" are Kennedy Brown as Crystal, Jasmine Allen as Ronnette, and Amber Sticha as Chiffon. Spencer Peugh portrays Wino No. 2, and Haily Jernigan and Nate McCallum portray Mrs. Luce.
Performers also include Hunter Brown; Jessi Holderness; Abigail Odom; Alex Smith; Hannah N. Smith; and Lindsey Smith.
Crew members are: assistant director Alex Smith; tech director Hunter Morrison; music directors Hannah N. Smith and Jolvin Mejias; stage managers Jess Van Liere and Cody Morton; set manager Jess Van Liere; publicity manager Nelly Arnett; light manager Ally Love; prop manager Hannah N. Smith; makeup manager Spencer Peugh; and costume manager Emily Keiffer.
The lighting crew includes McKenna Steele, Chandler Stallings, Nekailah Harrison, and Alana Berry. Shawn Milton, Jordan Locke, and Seth Sutton handled sound. Jessi Holderness and Alana Taylor assist with props. Felicia Gordon, Karly Celano and Baillie Gouthro also handle makeup.
Ariana Fulton handled costumes, and stagehands are Tati Mason, Hailey Campbell, Tucker McDonald, Isabel Suero, Zachary Wiseman, Katie Wagner, Lillianna Cipriano, Connor Slattery, Matthew Zamorksi, Bonnie Boaz, Alix Dolzanie, Tori Raley, Baillie Gouthro, Ade Morales-Miller, and Angelina Alexander.