The Little Shop of Horrors could not exist if not for senior Owen Lawrence ‘20, playing Seymour, and sophomore Ayla Shively ‘22, playing Audrey. These scene partners are integral in telling the show’s story of a meek flower shop assistant pining for his co-worker. When an unusual plant, named Audrey II, comes into the mix, then the real fun begins! See what Lawrence and Shively had to say on bringing the shop to life on stage and off.
All Lower School students, 85% of Middle School students, and more than half of the Upper School students are actively involved in excelling in musical and theatrical pursuits.
Students at GFA have the power to try as many different roles and responsibilities as they wish. This year, Zach Friedman '21 did just that and chose to take a step behind the curtain from his typical on-stage musical and acting roles. This fall, Friedman shares the dual responsibilities of Assistant Director and bass player in the orchestra pit for Little Shop of Horrors.
Mix together a man-eating plant, charm, manipulation and a sassy voice, and there is Little Shop of Horrors’ Audrey II, played by Elizabeth Jones '23.
Past, present, and future — the Little Shop of Horrors’ Quintet knows it all. Also known as the “feisty five”, this group serves as the show’s narrators or “Greek chorus”. The Quintet is comprised of freshman Nancy Duer as Chiffon, Jasmine Joseph as Ronnette, Kendall Caron-Quinn as Sheila, Jenifer Bonilla as Crystal and Norelisa Nascimento as Donna.
Behind any musical is a team of people creating the details that make a show come to life. For the fall musical Little Shop of Horrors, that team resides in the GFA Scene Shop.
In 2015, GFA celebrated the opening of its new Performing Arts Center to showcase both the performing and visual arts. But more importantly, it provides a state-of-the-art space for students to get down to the daily work of scene and costume design, theater technology, public speaking, rehearsing, and working on their craft.
Little Shop of Horrors: Behind the Scenes