Featured Image, above: the set of the CPFA production of Little Shop of Horrors

Congratulations to the Center for Performing and Fine Arts (CPFA) theater program instructors and students on their sold-out run of Little Shop of Horrors! CPFA put on five performances of the rock musical, which ran from Thursday, March 15 through Sunday, March 18.

Directed by CPFA theatre instructor Mr. Seth Reich, Little Shop of Horrors was written by Howard Ashman with music by composer Alan Menken (Disney’s The Little Mermaid, Beauty and The Beast, and Aladdin). Little Shop of Horrors has been captivating audiences for over 30 years and has become one of the most popular shows in the world. The Broadway smash musical, also turned into a Hollywood sci-fi film, follows the story of quiet flower shop assistant, Seymour, who pines for co-worker, Audrey, while dealing with a giant, carnivorous plant.

CPFA is a cyber-blended pre-professional arts program for students in grades 6-12 enrolled in PALCS. CPFA opened in the fall of 2005 and today has an enrollment of more than 200 middle and high school students. Students study four main disciplines: theatre, music, dance and fine arts. CPFA is currently accepting applications for the 2018-2019 school year.

During the year, the Center for Performing and Fine Arts produces five main stage theatre productions, three main art exhibits, six music concerts, a dance showcase, and an annual dance concert. In addition, CPFA hosts several smaller acting showcases and mini performances. Some of these events have been highlighted on our blog.

Little Shop of Horrors was a wonderful production and a wonderful example of hard work and dedication from our PALCS/CPFA community. Bravo!