In early February the CMA was turned green as the OLA school musical Little Shop of Horrors was showcased to excited sellout audiences. OLA’s production was brought to life by an amazing team of young people who exhibited talented acting, singing, music, choreography, lighting, sound, special effects and stage management skills. The play's score was filled with an eclectic mix of musical numbers from folk music with “Mushnik and Son” to the Motown-esque numbers provided by Chiffon, Crystal and Ronnette - to soothing ballads such as Audrey’s “Somewhere That’s Green”. Alex (Year 9) as Seymour was sweet and charming, with strong vocals, who spent very little time off the stage in both acts. It was a challenging role which Alex conquered with ease. Grace's (Lower Six) portrayal of the delightful and naïve Audrey captured the character's innocence in a sincere and convincing way. Freddie (Year 10) as Orin Scrivello DDS, Audrey’s unpleasant boyfriend and dentist, was both entertaining and appropriately unpleasant. John (Lower Six) as florist owner and moaner Mr Mushnik delighted the audience with his tango dancing and terrifying death scene!
Both students and staff managed to keep calm during times of high-stress and dealt impressively with the various unexpected occurrences that come from working with life-sized flesh-eating plants!