A geeky klutz of a junior florist working for a down and not so out floral shop on skid row discovers a new species of plant that saves the floral shop. Seymore, (Josh Fergason) nurses the new plant on his own and soon finds the little green guy has a taste for human blood. He and his love interest Audry, (Jill Dewar) convince the shop owner Mr. Mushnik (Chris Oswald) to showcase the plant at the store. This brings an influx of fame and fortune to the trio.
An excellent production, this show was fun, happy, angry and sad…….taking the viewer through a myriad of emotion while always playing with your funny bone. If you can’t laugh at this show, well you just can’t laugh at all. The cast worked well together, each doing his/her part with enthusiasm and vigor to bring the audience a one of a kind experience not to be forgotten any time soon.
The mixed cast of veterans and beginners worked together quite well and the performance was a success in bringing the viewer a healthy dose of humor. Veteran actor Chris Oswald, (Mr. Mishnik) started his career in Rocky Ford and moved to Pueblo Colorado, continuing his career with The Damon Runyon Repertory Theatre. Josh Fergason (Seymore), is also a veteran performer, starting out as a vocalist and going into theatrical performance at the urging of his family. A musical would not be a musical if not for the beautiful voice of the cast. Amanda who played one of three street urchins who entertain the audience throughout the story with song after song is a young girl still in high school.
Veteran performer and director, Sean Biggs brings his years of experience and talent to the production, often teaching, molding and helping new actors/actresses to learn the intricacies of the working in theater. “The glory of live theater is something will undoubtedly surprise us at each performance. We roll with the punches and try to embrace it; in fact we had a wonderful surprise at last night’s performance when one of our actors proposed to his girlfriend.”
The cast and crew consider themselves to be family, including each other in life changing decisions. On that, Josh (Seymore) proposed to his now fiancée (Erin Trujillo) during curtain call. What a way to close an evening’s performance!
We’re not going to get into the end of the story that is for you to find out. Final performances will be this weekend and I hope to see you there…….ready for a good laugh and a fun evening.