Cambell Geibel ‘21: Coming off of their success with their fall season play, “Trap”, Romeo Theatre Company got right to work on their new project, “Little Shop of Horrors”.

Set in the 1960’s, this musical involves a strange plot, guaranteed to engage and entertain the audience. 

“The show is about a guy and a girl who work in this flower shop, and they find a little baby plant who starts eating human blood,” Carter Wright ‘20 said. “By the end of the show, the little plant has transformed into a 10 foot tall monster who has eaten three people, the plant also happens to sing.”

Wright, a senior at Romeo High School plays “Seymour”, the boy working in the flower shop. His counterpart and romantic interest, Riley Ameel ‘21, plays the girl working in the flower shop, “Audrey”. Together, they discover the plant and watch as it grows bigger each day.

With lots of experience in the arts, both of these talented young people boast a long resume of parts in past plays and musicals at the high school. Sure to impress the crowd, the passion and dedication these students possess for theatre clearly shows.

However, the spotlight focuses on a different cast on Saturday and Sunday night. This musical actually features a double cast, with one group of actors performing on Thursday and Friday, while the others take over on Saturday and Sunday. 

Wright, Ameel, and Gabe Stark ‘21 (who plays the plant) take the stage during the week. Jacob DeRees ‘20 plays “Seymour” on the weekend, alongside Emma Kiefer ‘20, as “Audrey”, and Aaron Pollock ‘21, as the plant.

“It has been very interesting doing the double casting with this show,” Ameel ‘21 said. “With some people, it has caused a little bit of tension among the cast members, but setting all of our differences aside, it has been a really good opportunity to work with each other.”

Bound to amaze the crowd, both casts feature incredible performers. No matter which night the audience watches, all actors and crew involved deserve a round of applause for the hard work they put into this show. 

The curtain opens on January 23-25th at 7:00 pm and on January 26th at 2:00 pm, with all shows taking place at the Romeo 9th Grade Academy. Tickets can be purchased at the door, or ahead of time on www.showtix4u.com.

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