PHS to stage Little Shop of Horrors

PHS to stage Little Shop of Horrors

Major roles in the PHS production of “Little Shop of Horrors” are, first row, from left, Audrey (Hannah Dornfeld), Audrey II voice (Alyssa Rettke); and, second row, Mr. Mushnik (Riley Brown), Seymour (Mickey Wirtz) and Orin (Ryan Bouchard). Not pictured is Audrey II puppeteer (Gavin Mangold). AMY TUBBS PHOTO

Pulaski High School students will put on a musical this month. The musical Little Shop of Horrors Broadway version has a blood-thirsty plant that devours all that dare to get too close. In this bittersweet romance, a community wishes for a better life. Show dates are April 17-18 and 24-25, and is expected to be about 1 ½ - 2 hours long. 

The cast includes Mickey Wirtz as Seymour, Hannah Dornfeld as Audrey, Riley Brown as Mr. Mushnik, Ryan Bouchard as Orin, and Gavin Mangold as the puppeteer for and Alyssa Rettke as the voice actor of the plant Audrey II.   Also appearing are: Amber Ahlswede as Crystal, Giselle Rottier as Chiffon, Lindsey Seaquist as Ronnette, and Allie Huber, Rylee Miller, and Karissa Wilette as DooWop Girls.

Dancer roles are Madeline Diefenthaler, Grace Goodness, Katie Heck, Lauren Herison, Tiffany Hilbert, Audryn Just, Marie Kraning, Emily Skala, Elaina Welsing, Katelyn Wessely and Bailey White.

The chorus includes Kathryn Boywid, Abigail Cheney, Paige Christiansen, Trentin Dauk, Natalie Dyal, Bella Harris, Tim Huber, Delaney Nickerson, Brayden Pelot, Aubrey Sobiesczyk, and Madeline Wirtz.

This year's musical is different from past years, but due to COVID-19 people will be more spread out on stage and everyone will be wearing a mask. The musical will be broadcast over a livestream for anyone to view, but the group is hoping also to have a very small in-person audience.

The pit band will be among the audience instead of close together in the Orchestra pit. The theme is also different than most years. This year’s show is science fiction and people in a community wanting a better life. 

Director Amy Tubbs said, “The team of directors are especially excited and looking forward to the show.”


Show times are 7 p.m. Saturdays, April 17 and 24, and 2 p.m. Sundays, April 18 and 25. Online viewers can obtain tickets and view the show at  Tickets are $8.