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'Little Shop of Horrors' replaces 'A Chorus Line'
By Kyra Ruivo; Allyson Betot Staff Writer; Editor
September 13, 2012
At the beginning of the semester, the fall musical for UNCP was going to be "A Chorus Line"; however, after auditions on Aug. 23 director Hal Davis decided to change the play to "Little Shop of Horrors" because there were not enough male dancers to fill the roles that were required in "A Chorus Line." Also, Davis became too ambitious and wanted to do a bigger and better play.
The cast list was put up on Aug. 29 with 12 people cast in the play and rehearsals began on Sept. 4.
Senior Dalton Hoffer will take on the role of Seymour; and freshman Taylor Kraft will play opposite him as Audrey.
Despite the rocky start, the cast is ready to get into rehearsals and start performing.
"I very happy to be cast as Seymour; the role will be very fun and challenging for me. At first I was a little unsure because of all the changes, but once the cast list came out and I saw who I was working with every care went out the window," Hoffer said. "Only because the entire cast is made up of strong, talented people who I know will put up a great show."
"Just from the auditions I can tell that the cast is going to work incredibly well together," Kraft said.
While Hoffer has performed in many shows at UNCP, this will be Kraft's first time taking the GPAC stage.
"When I was cast as Audrey in Little Shop, I was over the moon. I hadn't expected a freshman to get the lead and was honored that Hal and Ms. Thomas believed in me enough to carry that role," Kraft said.
"I think the University will have a blast watching," Hoffer said. "Once we hit opening night, everyone will get to see all the hard work we have put into Little Shop of Horrors."
"Everyone should come. It's a fun, high energy show," Kraft said. The show will be performed in GPAC from Nov. 7-10, at 8 p.m. Stop by GPAC's box office to get a ticket.
Tickets are free for UNCP students, faculty and staff; $3 for non-UNCP students; and $5 for general admission.
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