“Little Shop of Horrors” is GHV fall musical

Audrey (Kenadie Lau) and Seymour (Patrick Carew) are horrified to learn of plans by the bloodthirsty plant “Audrey II” (played by Brandon Brown) to take over the world in the Garner-Hayfield-Ventura High School production of “Little Shop of Horrors.” The musical comedy will be performed 7 p.m. Nov. 2 and Nov. 3 at GHV High School auditorium. Rebecca Peter | The Leader

GARNER – Take one nerdy floral shopkeeper … add a weird-looking plant that grooves to R&B music and has a taste for human blood and what do you get? An evening of musical comedy with a sci-fi twist.

Garner-Hayfield-Ventura’s music and drama departments will present “Little Shop of Horrors” at the GHV High School auditorium, Nov. 2 and 3. Performances begin at 7 p.m.

Seymour Krelborn (Patrick Carew), is the meek and dejected assistant at Mushnik’s Flower Shop where he works with Audrey (Kenadie Lau), on whom he has a crush. Seymour happens upon a strange plant and names the plant “Audrey II” (Brandon Brown). From an accidental pinprick to his finger, Seymour discovers that Audrey II needs human blood to survive.

As Audrey II grows bigger, the carnivorous plant promises Seymour fame and fortune as long as he keeps providing a fresh supply of blood! Seymour discovers Audrey II’s extra-terrestrial origins and its goal of world domination.

The GHV production is under the direction of Elizabeth May and Jason Heitland. The 1960’s pop/rock score is by Alan Menken.

 “The music of “Little Shop of Horrors” is mostly in ‘50s-‘60s style with a Do-Wop flavor and a rock-n-roll feel throughout the show,” said Jason Heitland, music director. “Our professional pit is essentially a rock band. The players from all over North Iowa all bring exceptional experience to the show which makes for an exciting time for the students and audience!”

Read the complete story in the Oct. 31 Leader.