A mixture of scares and laughs for Central Collegiate musical

Rebecca Lawrence
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Little Shop of Horrors at the Mae Wilson Theatre

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.

Organizations: Mae Wilson Theatre, Little Shop of Horrors

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