Perfectly fitting for Halloween week, students at Central Collegiate are hoping to give audiences at the Mae Wilson Theatre a bit of scare with their latest production of Howard Ashman’s Little Shop of Horrors.
But there will also be plenty of laughs too, according to Tyson Downey, 15, who plays a hapless florist called Seymour.
The musical will take place from Nov. 3 to 5 at 7:30 p.m. at the Mae Wilson Theatre.
“I’m a low-life nerd, who is in love with a character called Audrey. I find this plant at the store and it starts off small and I grow it using my own blood and it wants more and I have to feed it using people.
“It’s comedy horror and it’s pretty funny,” he said.
The plant, named Audrey II in honour of Seymour’s love interest, has a starring role in the musical, with Abbey Dombowsky, 17, as its voice.
“The plant is basically a little bit sassy and manipulative but it’s a really fun character to play,” she said.