‘Little Shop of Horrors’ opens to packed houses, features intricate set designs and props

By Breanna Hoffner

WITH showings from April 28 through April 30, York College’s production of “Little Shop of Horrors” offered many showings for those interested in attending. The show featured a dual cast, meaning the cast will vary throughout the performances. 

“This show in particular has a pretty small number of roles and we have so much talent that we wanted to be able to showcase everyone!” Kenzie Hulsey, who stars as Crystal in one version of the production, said.

Hulsey has been participating in theater since sophomore year of high school, and was very excited for this production. “My favorite part of rehearsal was seeing the plants for the first time,” she said.

The plants did not disappoint with varying versions of the plant appearing throughout the musical. Each version had some puppeteering functions with the largest version hiding a whole human puppeteer inside for operation. 

The story followed that of the traditional “Little Shop of Horrors” and featured an ensemble who played the musical pieces from the pit. 

Set designs were fantastic, with Mr. Mushnik’s Florist Shop sitting on a rotating platform. This allowed the set to be spun 180 degrees to see both the outside and inside of the shop throughout different scenes. 

Saturday night opened to a packed house, with many laughing at the subtle humor of the play. Performances from the cast were stellar; many perfected an accent for their characters as well. 

The show closed to standing ovations and much praise.

Breanna Hoffner is a senior majoring in marketing and minoring in professional writing, hospitality marketing and creative writing.

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