During May 8-10, I was part of the musical, Little Shop of Horrors. It was my first musical ever.
This is the story. A nerd nurtures a plant that makes the flower shop gain profit. It turns out that this plant feeds on blood. So, Seymour has to feed little Audrey II to help the flower shop stay successful. His crush goes out with a crazy dentist. Seymour would eventually feed him and his boss to the plant. The plant knew this would happen. In the original ending, the main characters would die, many plants would take over the world! In the happy ending, Audrey II dies, but there is one more evil plant left!
Let's start from the rehearsals. I was very shy. I really wanted to be in drama, but I was in band and academic team. Being in too many things could interrupt my school work. However, my friends encouraged me and told me how fun drama was. So, on the second day of tryouts, I participated. People had to read a monologue and then sing anything. I was the only one who read the word hammock correctly during the monologue. I struggled to think of anything to sing. Then, the Ultimate Showdown came up in my mind. The judges really enjoyed the performance.
Many of my friends were so happy about the news. Since this was my first musical, I got a minor part, being. I was happy with that. So, we studied the musical and watched part of the movie first. Soon, I would get to read the prologue in a "God" voice and be a crazy radio announcer. Three of my friends would be cross-dresser hookers! It was hilarious! My "big brother" in band got the lead. I was very proud of him. He told me I would get a lead some day.
During "Skid Row," I would be two peoples' baby daddy, and they would fight over me. It was funny. We practiced our poses and learned them quickly.
For my radio part, I would interview Seymour with his plant. I used instruments like the ratchet and bell. I would say, "Weird" a lot! I'd act like I got shot. I really had to overreact.
There was drama rehearsal during the last day of Spring Break! I would have to be there by 12:00 P.M. I got there at 11:30, but I didn't know which door to use! So, I went to my friend's house and asked his mom where to go. I ended up being 35 minutes late! I didn't get in trouble though. People were doing improv. So, we played Resident Evil 5 for one hour on the big screen and card. We listened to music and ran through the whole play.
The last song was "Finale." Audrey II would appear with all his victims, while the others would be in the crowd with sock puppets in their hand and singing. It's silly, but it's supposed to be.
We practiced and improved. However, we weren't ready during the last week. We would have to catch up quickly. I was surprised how well we did catch up though.
Final rehearsals went well. I bought a T-shirt for $10.
It was the first day of the show! I was so nervous! I could barely breathe! Before the show, there is a tradition. Everyone would get in a circle. Then, each person would hold the neighbor's hand. To show love, they'd squeeze the hand. Anyone who wanted to talk would put out their foot. I pumped up everybody and showed them my appreciation. In the end, there was a prayer. Then, we spun around and gave everyone a hug.
The first show was awesome! It went well. I went to Applebees with my friends. I didn't bring any money! My friends payed it for me. So, when they dropped me home, I payed them back.
The second show was here! This also went well, except for me. I did my parts well, but my microphone wasn't working well. I went to a restaurant next to a bowling alley.
The final show was the best! It was amazing! Things turned out perfectly! However, my shirt was missing. Everyone went to the dairy bar and got a treat.
This show was very memorable for me. I loved it!