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Salem groups present musical

Staff Photo: Sue Ann Kuhn-Smith Salem High School's Theater Salem and Thespian Troupe #5120 presents "Little Shop of Horrors" this winter. Pictured, from left, are leading lady Audrey played by junior Katie Martin, Chiffon played by senior Bradleigh Watlington, supporting actor Mushnik played by junior Eli Adams, Crystal played by senior Telicia Blunt and Ronette  played by junior Angelica Floyd. The musical is directed by Brooke Caldwell. Show dates are 7:30 p.m. Jan. 27 and 28 and Feb. 3 and 4, 2:30 p.m. Jan. 29 and Feb. 5. Ticket prices are $8 for students and $10 for adults

Staff Photo: Sue Ann Kuhn-Smith Salem High School's Theater Salem and Thespian Troupe #5120 presents "Little Shop of Horrors" this winter. Pictured, from left, are leading lady Audrey played by junior Katie Martin, Chiffon played by senior Bradleigh Watlington, supporting actor Mushnik played by junior Eli Adams, Crystal played by senior Telicia Blunt and Ronette played by junior Angelica Floyd. The musical is directed by Brooke Caldwell. Show dates are 7:30 p.m. Jan. 27 and 28 and Feb. 3 and 4, 2:30 p.m. Jan. 29 and Feb. 5. Ticket prices are $8 for students and $10 for adults

Salem High School's Theater Salem and Thespian Troupe #5120 presents "Little Shop of Horrors" this winter.

The musical is directed by Brooke Caldwell. Show dates are 7:30 p.m. Jan. 27 and 28 and Feb. 3 and 4, 2:30 p.m. Jan. 29 and Feb. 5. Ticket prices are $8 for students and $10 for adults. Performances will be held at the school's performance theater, located on campus at 3551 Underwood Road.

Leading lady Audrey is played by Junior Katie Martin. Chiffon is played by Senior Bradleigh Watlington. Supporting actor Mushnik played by junior Eli Adams. Crystal is played by Senior Telicia Blunt and Ronette is played by Junior Angelica Floyd.

The story centers on flower shop assistant Seymour Krelborn who purchases an unusual plant, that looks like a Venus fly trap, for the store. The plant begins to die because Seymour can't figure out what to feed it, until one day he pricks his finger on a thorn and a drop of blood falls into the plant.

The plant comes back to life and Seymour realizes blood is what fuels the plant's growth. Finger-prick by finger-prick, he provides his own blood to nourish the plant.

Meanwhile, the plant becomes an attraction at the flower shop and is profitable for both the store owner and Seymour. Eventually, the plant speaks to Seymour and tells him that if he continues to feed it, it will make his dreams come true. Since Seymour desperately wants fame and fortune in order to attract his love interest, Audrey, he agrees.

From there, with no blood of his own left to give, Seymour turns to other sources.