St Joseph’s College Mildura’s latest musical production is sure to be a scream.
The sci-fi horror musical Little Shop of Horrors will be showing at the Mercy Theatre from August 3 to 5.
Director Jade Kemp said a talented cast of 40 students would bring the hit musical to life.
“Little Shop of Horrors is a well-known, dark musical comedy with a 1960s pop/rock score by Alan Menken and Howard Ashman that is reminiscent of Motown,” Ms Kemp said.
“The story follows Seymour Krelborn, an assistant at a flower shop, who happens upon a strange plant that has a soulful R&B voice, a potty mouth, and a thirst for human blood.
“As the carnivorous plant – named Audrey II after Seymour’s crush at the shop – grows bigger and meaner, it promises Seymour fame and fortune as long he keeps providing it with blood.”
Ms Kemp said the show featured high quality vocalists and an impressive set.
“The set was designed by a teacher, and students came in during the holidays to help paint it and create the props,” she said.
“Our backstage crew also appear on stage this year as part of the ensemble and as the puppeteers who control Audrey II.
“Audrey II has come all the way to Mildura from a company in Melbourne – this is the furthest she’s ever travelled.”
For more information and to buy tickets, visit the St Joseph’s College website.