“Don’t Feed the Plants!” Aspiring actors and actresses within the drama department at Fort Campbell High School, will soon be surprising the community with their newest production, “Little Shop of Horrors.” There will be three performances; one on April 18 at 6:30 p.m. and a matinee showing April 20 at 3:30 p.m. and an evening show at 7:30 p.m.
Students have been rehearsing for months to prepare for their big day, usually working from after school until around 6 in the evening.
“Hopefully the show will go as well as we planned, we have less than 10 rehearsals left before the actual show,” said Jacob Orr, cast member, during last week’s rehearsal.
Viewers of the play are expected to be in for a treat, as it is different than any other put on before by the drama department.
“This is Fort Campbell High School’s first musical, so viewers will be in for a surprise, but it will be a great show,” said drama teacher Nelson Torres.
Students will be singing and dancing to music played by the live high school band during the show. The audience will also enjoy the puppetry during the play, as well as the many other special effects.
Orr said one of the cool things about the show is that all of the props used on the set are made from scratch, which is something the audience will enjoy and that it took a while to build.
As the high school students become more and more anxious to watch their peers in the play, the cast seems to get a little nervous.
“I think we will do fine, but I am a little nervous,” said cast member La Nyrah White. “I do not think we will ever be fully prepared, when it comes to our acting I think we are all great, but going along with the music worries me.”
This is a show that everyone, even adults can enjoy.
“This show will be full of fun and excitement for the people watching. “Little Shop of Horrors” is a classic, people born in the 1980s will have more of a personal connection to this play, it will bring back a lot of memories for them from their own childhood,” said Torres.
The play production will be held in the Commons area at Fort Campbell High School, 1101 Bastogne Ave. Tickets are $5 for students and $7 for adults. E-mail FCHSdramafamily@gmail.com or call (270) 640-1219 extension 5715 for more information.