Dozens of students tried out for the school’s production of “Little Shop of Horrors” on Aug. 22 in the Brady auditorium. The students had to prepare, at the most, a one-minute excerpt of a song from a musical theater show. Callbacks are on Aug. 23 and the final cast list will be posted on Friday, Aug. 26.
Joshua Hernandez, a senior in Concert Chorale who auditioned on Monday, was excited about the audition.
“What’s really exciting for me with this musical is that it’s very dramatic, very fun, and I love the feel of horror within the musical,” Hernandez said.
Hernandez, who was also in the school’s musical production of “Bye Bye Birdie” last school year sees this production differently.
“I think it’s going to be more professional,” Hernandez said. Last year there was a bigger cast, and it was all over the place. They did an amazing job with it, but it was a little hectic. ‘Little Shop of Horrors’ is going to be very calm, more collected, and we’re going to get a lot more done.”
Mr. Woodward, the former head director of choir, will help assign the cast.
“It’s really, generally, pretty tough, and we recognize that the auditions are probably the most important part because if you get the right people in the right roles, a lot of the rest of what we need to do is easier,” Woodward said.
Sofia Crowe, a senior in varsity choir and theater who played Kim in last year’s musical is sure the show will be a hit.
“I think the audience will really love the strange cast of characters and just overall the absurd story of a bloodthirsty plant,” Crowe said. “I think they’ll absolutely love Audry II. I know I’m so excited to see what our amazing tech theater classes come up with. Theater is a team sport and everyone involved in the production is absolutely crucial to its success. Putting together a musical is an amazing process, but there are a lot of moving parts involved, from the actors, the singers, the orchestra, the dancers, the crew, the directors, and everyone. So everyone involved needs to give 100% to make sure we can have a great show.”