• Ja-khira Cooper

Bainbridge Little Theatre to perform "Little Shop Of Horrors" featuring CHS faculty, stude

We've seen the movie and heard all the songs, and now Bainbridge Little Theatre is bringing us a live performance of "Little Shop Of Horrors," a Broadway tale of a monstrous man-eating plant, featuring a cast including CHS staff and current and former students of CHS. The performance will be held at the Bainbridge Little Theatre, and the show dates will be February 28-March 3 at 7 p.m.; there will also be a 2:30 p.m. performance on the final day, March 3.

According to the Bainbridge Little Theatre's website, "Little Shop of Horrors" is a "horror rock comedy musical ... in the style of early 1960s rock and roll, doo-wop and early Motown."

The Red and Black sat down with CHS English teacher, Ms. Brandi Adkins, who plays a leading role in the musical, to get a few details about the upcoming performance. She was happy to give her thoughts on this show, considering it was also the first show she ever directed here at CHS.

When asked what made her excited to do this show, she said, "When I heard that we were doing this play, I was so excited. It's actually the first play that I ever directed here at Cairo High school, and so it was very nostalgic, and I actually wanted to be a part of it and not just direct it this time."

Ms. Adkins said that the cast not only includes herself, but also current and former CHS students, including 2018 graduates Abraham Islas and Abby Hooks, and current juniors James Rodden and Ella Folsom. Islas is playing the co-lead role in the performance alongside Ms. Adkins, and they are joined by fellow community members who will all be taking the stage to bring this Broadway musical and film to life.

Ms. Adkins said that this show has inspired her to direct and perform in more shows in the future.

This sounds like a performance you don't want to miss, CHS students and faculty! The whole cast just wants you to get some good laughs and pure fun from the show, so let's go support our fellow classmates and teachers in the big performance of "The Little Shop Of Horrors."