When I heard that Moorhead High was doing Little Shop of Horrors, for their fall musical, I was excited about the opportunity to perform in another Moorhead High show. However, I couldn’t even begin to understand the amazing experience that I was about to be apart of. I had no idea that during the first week alone I would feel a close bond and undeniable connection between the cast. While spending the first couple of weeks in our vigorously exciting vocal rehearsals, I was blown away by the energy and adaptability of the cast. Every note brought about a new level of beauty and creation. When choreography began interweaving into the rehearsals, I saw the vision of the show with new clarity. I was astounded by the cast’s ability to move to the beat in both dancing and acting. I am confident that in the coming weeks of the rehearsal process, we will perfect, perform, and learn the true meaning of family. Considering the talent and love that I have experienced over this process.
The amount of talent blooming from the cast of Little Shop of Horrors, is remarkable; however, singing and dancing are not the only things occurring throughout the rehearsal process. Little Shop of Horrors, is a classic musical that takes place in the nineteen-sixties. In order to fully play our parts, we have been embracing and learning about different elements of the time era. On the first day of rehearsal we got to know each other through playing games which involves elements of the 1960s. Even though we were learning trivia about the time era, it was like having a history lesson in school but it quickly turned into a bonding experience. This is a prime example of how Moorhead High Theater mixes hard work and fun, resulting in a spectacular show. While developing our characters, cast members had been tasked with researching 1960’s girl groups. After researching, we performed a musical number which we modeled after the group we researched. Besides being a good history lesson, these performances were an amazing bonding experience that I will never forget. These are only a few examples of the phenomenal memories that I have made during the rehearsal process so far. I hope to make many more, and I know that I will. That is the power of Moorhead High theater, and I’m positive that Little Shop of Horrors, will make you laugh so hard you’ll wet your PLANTS!
– Alyssa Haagenson