Selected Community Events
Christian Life High School's "LITTLE SHOP of HORRORS"
Rockford First/Christian Life High School Small Auditorium
February 27, 2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Fresh Direction For Christian Life High School Musicals
Howard Ashman and Alan Menken’s Two-act Play, Little Shop of Horrors,
Promises to Thrill and Challenge the Audience with New Director, Cassie Johnson.
LITTLE SHOP of HORRORS opens Thursday, March 6, 2014, at Christian Life High School,
5950 Spring Creek Road (NW corner of Spring Creek and Mulford Roads), Rockford, IL 61114, in the theater auditorium.
Little Shop of Horrors was one of the longest running hit musicals (1982-1986) on Broadway. It is a story about a hungry alien plant and how it affects the lives around it. Seymour, a meek and unhappy guy working a skid row florist, accidentally stumbles across a “strange and interesting plant” while shopping one day. The plant, which he names Audrey II after his secret love, is extraordinarily unique and Seymour soon discovers that the plant needs blood to grow. For some time, Seymour feeds it drops of his own blood as the plant thrives exorbitantly, coming to life and rewarding Seymour’s heart’s desire, but all the while dragging him unwillingly into an abyss. As the plant grows larger and larger, Seymour finds himself making choices that affect not only himself, but also those around him.
Cassie Johnson is the new and promising theater/music director for Christian Life High School, Rockford, and brings her expertise in musical theater to the CLS stage. She has already secured the special guest star, Audrey II (puppet), directly from Monkey Boy Productions (creators of the puppetry in the original Broadway musical) for this CLS production. These puppets energize and excite the already enthusiastic CLS students known for their professionalism, optimizing the already high expectations.
Live music will also be part of this year’s production featuring keyboard, guitars, and drums, led by guest musical director,
Come see how Director, Cassie Johnson gives a new twist to this already twisted plot.
Show times: March 6, 7, 8 @ 7 p.m.
Ticket price: $10 each, for both reserved main-floor seating and open balcony seating.
For ticket information and sales, contact 815-877-5749 during school hours, or Jo Fox @ 815-558-9311.
Christian Life High School
5950 Spring Creek Road, Rockford, IL 61114
Rock Valley College Studio Theater
This play was the first play ever written by Agatha Christie in 1937, around the same time she was writing the novel Death on the Nile. It is set in Ancient Egypt, and follows the exploits of the Egyptian Pharaoh Akhnaton, his wife Nefertiti and his successor Tutankhaton (who would take the name Tutankhamun when he became Pharaoh). In writing the play, Christie was assisted by the eminent Egyptologist, Stephen Glanville, who was a friend of both her and her husband, Max Mallowan. It is grand a sweeping in its scope and fits well in our "Impossible Season" as it is the largest play she ever wrote. Truly an epic by the master!
Performed March 19-29, 2014 at 8:00 p.m. (additional 2:00 p.m. matinees on 3/22, 3/23 & 3/29)
Mike Webb, (815) 921-2160, firstname.lastname@example.org