HILLSDALE HIGH SCHOOL DEBUTS NEW THEATER WITH CULT FAVORITE LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, November 2nd - 6th.
SAN MATEO, Calif – Hillsdale High School will present the award winning musical Little Shop of Horrors - the tragic love story of florist assistant Seymour Krelborn, who becomes an overnight sensation and wins the heart of longtime crush Audrey, thanks to his carnivorous plant “Audrey II”. Throw in a sadistic biker dentist and a rockin’ score inspired by early 60’s pop, Motown and Doo-Wop, and you’ve got yourself a musical comedy mix of hilarious proportions.
Director and Choreographer Allison Gamlen is excited to bring this energetic dark comedy to the Hillsdale stage. "Although the circumstances seem bizarre, the question at the core of the story is universally recognizable - how far will people go to get what they want? This is a Faustian tale, similar to the Little Mermaid - the timeless tragedy of witnessing the hero or heroine sell their souls for a shot at happiness." A big draw, says Gamlen, is checking out the "absolutely gorgeous" newly renovated theatre. "Honestly, every aspect of this show is top-notch, including set, costume and lighting designs from local theatre favorites Steve Nyberg, Susie Batter, and Ron Ho."
Hillsdale Drama will present Little Shop of Horrors Wednesday Nov 2nd through Saturday November 5th at 7pm and Sunday, November 6th at 2pm in the newly renovated Little Theatre at Hillsdale High School, 3115 Del Monte Street in San Mateo. Tickets are $10 for students and seniors and $15 for general admission. To reserve tickets online, please go to www.hillsdalehigh.com/drama. Tickets will also be available at the door. Show updates and photos are also available online at www.facebook.com/hillsdale.drama.
About Hillsdale High School
Hillsdale High School, as a partner with Stanford University's School of Education, is recognized internationally for its Smaller Learning Community (SLC) curriculum and staffing structure. In 2004, Hillsdale radically restructured itself into “Houses” through which each student receives a rigorous, relevant and personalized education. Since then, all student groups at Hillsdale, as well as the overall student body, have earned API increases of at least 100 points. Ninety-five percent of Hillsdale graduates now pursue higher education. In December 2006, PBS recognized Hillsdale on its Nightly Business Report for the redesign it realized with the help of Stanford. Additionally, Newsweek Magazine featured Hillsdale High School as a model of school redesign in a 2008 issue and recognized Hillsdale as one of the top 250 high schools in the country in 2011.