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Friday, September 16, 2016


Westville Boys’ High School is opening auditions to all current WBHS students, and girls from surrounding areas, for its 2017 headline musical Little Shop Of Horrors, to be staged in May 2017 at the Roy Couzens Theatre.

Little Shop of Horrors is a horror comedy rock musical, by composer Alan Menken and writer Howard Ashman, about a hapless florist shop worker who raises a plant that feeds on human blood and flesh. The musical is based on the low-budget 1960 black comedy film The Little Shop Of Horrors, directed by Roger Corman. The musical premiered Off-Off-Broadway in 1982 before moving to the Orpheum Theatre Off-Broadway, where it had a five-year run. It later received numerous productions in the U.S. and abroad, and a subsequent Broadway production.

Directed/Musically Directed by Luke Holder and Choreographed by Fiona Barnes, the show will be double cast, meaning that every role is shared over the 16-performance run by two companies of performers. The show runs from May 8 to 21, 2017. There will be no rehearsals during the December holidays in 2016, or the Easter holidays in 2017 (April 1-17).

The audition process comprises a six-week Boot Camp, commencing running from September 21 until November 10, during which time specialist Acting, Singing and Dancing classes will be conducted. Final auditions will be held for all the Boot Camp participants on November 12 and 13. Rehearsals commence on November 16 and will run until the end of the school year, and will resume in the first school week back in 2017.

LSOH Boot Camp starts on September 21 from 18h00 until 21h00 in the Roy Couzens Theatre at Westville Boys’ High. AR50 participation fee (payable upon arrival and refundable if you are not successfully cast in the show) secures your commitment to the LSOH Boot Camp process.

For more information, or to book a slot for the LSOH Boot Camp, contact Luke Holder on or contact the school on 031 267 1330.