Students at Alpharetta High School have been hard at work preparing for their production of Little Shop of Horrors coming soon to the Alpharetta High School Performing Arts Center on March 15th, 16th, 17th, and 18th. This show, based on the 1960 dark comedy film, is filled with great music and an interesting storyline as it follows Seymore, a sensitive soul who becomes seduced by a villainous plant, Audrey II, that begins to consume everything he treasures.
An audience delight, Little Shop of Horrors received wide critical acclaim off-Broadway winning the 1982-83 New York Drama Critic’s Circle Award for Best Musical, among other high-profile awards. And, when it closed in 1987, it was the third-longest running musical and the highest grossing production in off-Broadway history.
“This musical is unique and doesn’t follow your traditional musical format,” said AHS Drama Director, Sarah Stoffle. “Watching Seymour’s journey, we begin to ask questions about the morality of the human race… What will it take to turn good to evil? How far will you go to get what you want? Is there a hidden violence or motif in everything we do?” said Stoffle.