Spring Musical Returns to the Frost


Kai Spitz, Staff Writer

The show must go on! Come one, come all, to see the newest Spring production of Little Shop of Horrors, put on by the talented AVPA theater department at CCHS, here in the Robert Frost Auditorium.

AVPA theater director Lee Hanson, the cast and the crew, have been hard at work getting ready to debut this highly entertaining musical, where an introverted floral shop assistant Seymour, played by Timmy Francuz (and by Isaiah Griffin, the understudy on March 6th only), crushes on his co-worker Audrey, played by Aine Lee (1st weekend) and True Jackson (2nd weekend). During a total eclipse, Seymour discovers an unusual plant, whom he names Audrey II, played by Kylie Irish Hall, who happens to only dine on human blood and flesh.

Despite the uncertainty of COVID-19, one thing we know for sure is that Ms. Hanson is extremely excited to put on the production of the Little Shop of Horrors. When asked why she chose this production, she says “I have loved this musical ever since I first saw it, which was… and I don’t want to give away my age, but it has been a while. But I fell in love with it, and fell in love with the music right away as well”.

Another reason why this musical is such a great choice is that it “asks important questions, brings up uncomfortable discussion, and it also should be a source of joy for people, therefore why this musical seems like a perfect combination for the season for us,” she said.

When asked about any challenges she has faced with COVID-19 protocols, Ms. Hanson notes that wearing masks does take away parts of the actor’s instrument, such as facial expressions and intonations that may be hard to hear with a mask on. Also, social distancing has been a bit of a challenge. However, Ms. Hanson said, “I would rather still be able to do it in the Frost, the way that we are, than do anything over Zoom again”. 

When asked if Ms. Hanson had any last words for us, she said that she would love for everyone to come out and see how much heart and soul students have put into this production. 

The musical will run March 3-6 and March 10-13. Show times are Thursday – Saturday at 7 pm, and Sundays at 2 pm. There are two different casts each week, so come out and see it twice!

Tickets are $15 dollars for general admission, and $10 for faculty, staff, and senior citizens. Tickets for CCHS students with an ASB sticker are $5, and children age 5 and under are free. It’s the greatest show!