Little Shop of Horrors

Callan Engstrom, Editor

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Elaina Solomon (junior) and Eric McCaleb (sophomore) sing about their destitute lives

  This week, November 5-8, premiers Canyon High School’s fall musical, Little Shop of Horrors! Doors open at 6:30 and the show starts at 7 in the cafeteria. Tickets sold at the door, $10 for students and $12 for adults.


Owen DiSciullo (senior) stars as Orin, the abusive dentist

  Little Shop of Horrors, based off the cult classic movie of the same title, is a classic story about a meek flower shop assistant Seymour Krelborn (Eric McCaleb), who has lived a particularly dreadful life. He’s an orphan, get pushed around by his boss, Mr. Mushnik (Clay Waite). Adding to the trauma, the live of his life, coworker Audrey (Elaina Solomon), us in a relationship with a sadistic dentist, Orin (Owen DiSciullo). One night, during a solar eclipse, Seymour discovers an unusual plant (Hailey Maynard) and brings it to the flower shop. The plant attracts business, and promises Seymour everything he’s ever wanted in exchange for a small price, blood. Come follow the story in perfect three-part harmony by the three Urchins, (Emma Salinas, Znahriya Harris, Michelle Quiambao), to learn more about this gory tale.

Clay Waite (sophomore) and Eric McCaleb (sophomore) celebrate in a musical number

  This show manages a perfect balance of horror and comedy, managing the make the audience laugh at murder, while keeping a tight moral plotline about lust and greed. Standout moments include senior Owen DiSciullo’s performance as Orin, as he expertly sings a song about being an evil dentist that makes the audience roar. Another high point of the show is senior Hailey Maynard’s travel as the plant, Audrey II. The beautifully crafted costume makes the audience gasp when first revealed.

The entire cast has been working tirelessly on this show for three months, and the end result has been absolutely fantastic. Please come out and support Canyon High School’s drama department. Remember, don’t feed the plants!