‘Little Shop of Horrors’ coming to Port Clinton High School

The Port Clinton High School Drama Club will present its spring musical “Little Shop of Horrors” at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, March 23-24, at the PCHS Performing Arts Center.

A down-and-out skid row floral assistant, Seymour Krelborn, played by Christopher Passabet, becomes an overnight sensation when he discovers an exotic plant with a mysterious craving for fresh blood. Soon “Audrey II” grows into an ill-tempered, foul-mouthed, R & B-singing carnivore who offers him fame and fortune in exchange for feeding its growing appetite, finally revealing itself to be an alien creature poised for global domination. Other cast members include Audrey, Seymour’s secret love, played by Emaleigh Dunn; Audrey II, the puppeteer, played by Isaac Akins; Audrey II, the voice of the plant, played by Marshall Parker; Mr. Mushnik, the florist shopkeeper, played by Jon Koch; Orin, the dentist, played by Seth Bickel; Ronnette, Crystal and Chiffon, three street urchins, played by Katie Ashley, Kirstin Winke and Sydney Smith; Bernstein, a fast-talking media maven, played by Marcy Lindsley; Mrs. Luce, a businesswoman, played by Taylor Grey; Skip Snip, an East Coast agent, played by Matthew Fillmore (who also plays the Wino); Patrick Martin, a sleazy opportunist, played by Christian Cash; the Customer, who spends lots of money on roses, played by Alyssa Wells; and the Interviewer, played by Eric Brahier. Other cast members include Kiya Brown, Allison Gilleland, and Alyson Shaler, who play backups for Ronnette, Crystal, and Chiffon; and Kayla Armendariz, Melissa Ballasch, Aileen Blankenship, Rachel Chapman, Jon Emmons, Sam Miller, Candace Smith, and Deborah Young, who play members of the Chorus.
Drama Club’s spring musical is directed by Paul Anderson, who is assisted by Eric Watts, vocals and pit orchestra director, and Karsha Browne, choreographer. Tickets will go on sale Friday, March 16, in the high school office for $8 each, or they may be purchased the nights of the show at the Performing Arts Center box office.

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