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LBHS Drama & Park Avenue Players present

Little Shop of Horrors
Book & Lyrics by Howard Ashman
Music by Alan Menken
Based on the film by Roger Corman, Screenplay by Charles Griffith

May 24-26

Friday at 4:00pm
Saturday & Sunday at 2:30pm

TMS Black Box
Thurston Middle School
2100 Park Ave., Laguna Beach

$10 students / $15 adults

Feed the need for musical hilarity with this delicious sci-fi smash about a man-eating plant.

A deviously delicious Broadway and Hollywood sci-fi smash musical,Little Shop Of Horrors has devoured the hearts of theatre-goers for over 30 years. Howard Ashman and Alan Menken (Disney's The Little Mermaid, Beauty and The Beast, and Aladdin) are the creative geniuses behind what has become one of the most popular shows in the world.

The meek floral assistant, Seymour Krelborn, stumbles across a new breed of plant he names "Audrey II" - after his co-worker crush. This foul-mouthed, R&B-singing carnivore promises unending fame and fortune to the down and out Krelborn as long as he keeps feeding it, BLOOD. Over time, though, Seymour discovers Audrey II's out of this world origins and intent towards global domination!

One of the longest-running Off-Broadway shows,Little Shop Of Horrors, the charmingly tongue in cheek comedy has been produced worldwide to incredible success.

This LBHS Drama presentation is performed in concert style with live on-stage musicians at Thurston Middle School's Black Box Theater.

Originally produced by the WPA Theatre (Kyle Renick, Producing Director) 
Originally produced at the Orpheum Theatre, New York City by the WPA Theatre,
David Geffen, Cameron Mackintosh and the Shubert Organization.
Little Shop of Horrors is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). 
All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.  www.MTIShows.com

LBHS Drama courses challenge students to develop their artistic initiative through extensive study of dramatic literature, refinement of acting, playwriting, and directing technique, and stimulation of high-level thinking skills.  Students will reinforce these skills through applicable reading and writing tasks, monologue and scene study, improvisational exercises, and preparation for and performance of theatrical works.  Our coursework is designed for students who are genuinely interested in improving their theatrical skills and developing their ability to analyze, appreciate, create, design for, and participate in drama.  Challenging classwork, homework, frequent reading, writing, and rehearsal both in and out of class are necessary to achieve growth.  Student learning is evaluated by several methods, including but not limited to testing, writing, performance, and self-assessment.  **Students should approach their studies with an open mind as well as a desire to collaborate and learn**

Current Course Offerings

  • Drama 
  • Theatre II
  • Drama Production

In addition:

  • Technical Theatre opportunities 
  • All LBHS Drama courses fulfill UC "f" credit
  • LBHS Drama offers a CTE pathway in Performing Arts

2018-19 Performances & Events

LBHS Fall Play
Romeo & Juliet
LBHS Artists Theatre
November 2-4 & 9-11
Fridays & Saturdays at 7:00pm
Sundays at 2:30pm

TMS & LBHS Winter Choral Concert
LBHS Artists Theatre
Thursday, December 13 at 7:00pm

LBHS Drama/Theatre II Reading
After Juliet
LBHS Greene Room
Monday, January 14 at 3:30pm
Wednesday, January 16 at 3:30pm

LBHS Spring Musical
Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
LBHS Artists Theatre
March 15-17 & 22-24
Fridays & Saturdays at 7:00pm
Sundays at 2:30pm

LBHS Musical in Concert
Little Shop of Horrors
TMS Black Box
Friday, May 24 at 4:00pm
Saturday, May 25 at 2:30pm
Sunday, May 26 at 2:30pm

TMS & LBHS Spring Choral Concert
LBHS Artists Theatre
Thursday, June 6 at 7:00pm

LBHS Drama/Theatre II
Playwriting & Directing Showcase
Future Selves
LBHS Greene Room
Monday, June 10 at 3:30pm
Wednesday, June 12 at 3:30pm

LBUSD Arts Festival 
& LBHS Community Day
LBHS Campus
Saturday, June 15 from 9:00am-12:00noon

Audition Information

Information regarding auditions for upcoming productions are most often announced on Ms. Karol's website, sent out through our email list, announced via callout and/or LBHS announcements, and audition flyers are posted on campus. These auditions are typically for LBHS students only.  If a director is seeking younger actors and wishes to audition ELM/TOW/TMS students, you may expect those dates to be announced separately. 

About the Director

Alexis Karol holds a B.A. in Theatre with departmental honors from Fordham University's College at Lincoln Center and a Masters in Education from National University, where she received the Distinguished Student Award.  She holds a Single Subject teaching credential in English with authorization in Theatre, a Multiple Subjects credential, and a CTE credential, meaning she is certificated by the State of California to teach all grades, K-12, and classes organized primarily for adults.  She brings her experience as a professional actor to the classroom, which includes appearances on stage in New York, Southern California, and throughout the country on national tour.  Previously, Ms. Karol was a teacher and director at the Academy for the Performing Arts in Huntington Beach, Orange County School of the Arts in Santa Ana, and Bolsa Grande High School in Garden Grove.   Ms. Karol believes in creating a safe, positive environment in which students feel comfortable taking risks which foster both artistic and personal growth.  A true educator, she believes students must be taught applicable skills and provided with authentic opportunities to practice them.  Within the framework of collaboration, Ms. Karol is supportive of student progress at every step of the process, facilitating growth in student confidence and success. She has observed the unique capabilities of drama to provide students with skills that aid their success in school, college, the workplace, and beyond.  Competencies and values exhibited by drama students include teamwork, creative problem solving, compassion, dedication, and discipline, all of which are necessary in our diverse and innovative culture.  Ms. Karol is currently pursuing a second masters degree in Leadership through Seattle City University.  

Alexis Karol

How You Can Help

Donations to the Drama Booster organization are tax-deductible and help defray production expenses, support educational field trips, allow us to bring in guest artists, fund senior scholarships, and support the students in many other ways.  The Drama Boosters operate under the umbrella of The Laguna Beach Schools Performing Arts Boosters.  
To make a donation online, please visit the Drama Boosters website.  
You may also make a donation by check, payable to LBHS Drama, and mail to: 
Laguna Beach High School
Attn: Drama Boosters
625 Park Avenue
Laguna Beach, CA 92651 

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