Paul Roos to put on classic musical

Pictured, middle from left, Cezarre Strydom, Anè van den Berg, Johan de Jongh and Daniel Maree; behind, from left, Jordan Cridland, Xavier Strydom and Brandon Simons, and in front, Christiaan Cornelissen.

Paul Roos Gymnasium in Stellenbosch presents Little Shop of Horrors, from Tuesday May 11 to Thursday May 13, at their Japie Krige Hall.

This musical was scheduled to debut in 2020, but due to Covid-19 was rescheduled for 2021, and those with a love for theatre and music can now look forward to experiencing this fresh and local take on the classical and popular film and musical, which was performed for the first time in 1982.

Something is not quite right at the flower shop around the corner. Something ominous is going on. But what can really be so staggering about an exotic little plant… or a dentist for that matter?

Mr Mushnik’s business is pretty sad: the flowers have lost their sparkle and money is not coming in. Shop assistant Audrey is in a toxic relationship, and slowly wilting away alongside all the other flowers in the shop.

Her colleague Seymour is supposed to keep the place shiny, but the light in his eyes dim every time Audrey fails to see and acknowledge his charming advances.

But change did come when a surprisingly monstrous plant with a lust for blood decided to sprout into existence.

Doors open at 6.30pm, and the show starts at 7pm. Tickets cost R100, and are available at Quicket.