About Little Shop of Horrors
Cordova High has not produced a musical in 20 years. This production of Little Shop of Horrors is because of a generous grant from The American Theatre Wing.
A deviously delicious Broadway and Hollywood sci-fi smash musical, Little Shop Of Horrors has devoured the hearts of theatre goers for over 30 years. Howard Ashman and Alan Menken (Disney's The Little Mermaid, Beauty And The Beast, and Aladdin) are the creative geniuses behind what has become one of the most popular shows in the world.
The meek floral assistant Seymour Krelborn stumbles across a new breed of plant he names "Audrey II" - after his coworker crush. This foul-mouthed, R&B-singing carnivore promises unending fame and fortune to the down and out Krelborn as long as he keeps feeding it, BLOOD. Over time, though, Seymour discovers Audrey II's out of this world origins and intent towards global domination!
Little Shop of Horrors is one of the longest-running Off-Broadway shows.
About The Department
After an absence of ten years, Cordova High School re-started their Drama program in 2014-2015. That year, CHS participated in the Globe Education program appearing at UC Davis with 11 other High and Jr High Schools. CHS Drama also made its first appearance in over a decade at the Lenaea festival. In 2016, CHS Drama opened the new Performing Arts Center on campus with its first full production, A Midsummer's Jersey. Twenty actors took the stage with the majority making their acting debut. That same year CHS Drama made a second trip to Lenaea and took home a Gold award in acting for one of the students.
Last year, 2016-2017, after only three years, CHS Drama mounted a full season. In the Fall we staged Neil Simon's, The Odd Couple (female version), attended Lenaea and the Spring Production, A Piece of my Heart.
This season we have produced A Christmas Carol, adding performances and breaking attendance records.
There is no stopping CHS Drama as we are now producing our first musical in 20 years. This production is Supported in part by a generous grant from The American Theatre Wing
If you are interested in helping to support CHS Drama and its wonderful students, please contact Mark Cornfield at [email protected] or by calling (916) 294-2450 x810860