The flag gatherers Lifestyles Briefs
ESCANABA – Rehearsals are underway for the next theatre production at Bay College. This fall’s show will feature the musical “Little Shop of Horrors”.
Little Shop of Horrors was inspired by a 1960 movie starring Jack Nicholson. Howard Ashman and Alan Menken turned it into a musical for off-Broadway in 1982. Its popularity surged with the film musical in 1986, starring Rick Moranis and Steve Martin. It was revived on Broadway in 2003.
This musical satirizes science fiction, “B” movies, and musical comedy. The script follows a young man, Seymour, trying to cope with an alien plant that becomes destructive. Meanwhile, he yearns for his floral shop coworker, Audrey, who is dating a sadistic dentist.
Playing the leads of Seymour and Audrey are Sam Bender of Escanaba and Kendra Bloom of Garden. The dentist will be portrayed by freshmen Matt Marenger, while the shop owner Mushnik will be portrayed by Dakota Gutierrez. The plant will be brought to life by two actors: Tyler Myrick of Escanaba is the puppeteer and Colton Ranguette of Garden will give it its voice.
Rounding out the ensemble are Zack Major of Newberry, James Davis of Escanaba, and Marissa LaVigne of Gladstone. The student director of the show is Jordan Lester.
Little Shop of Horrors will have a special preview performance on Oct. 31 at 7:30 p.m. All seats for this Halloween sneak peek of the show are $5 each.
Two shows will be Nov. 2 at 7:30 p.m. and Nov. 3 at 2 p.m. Prices will be $9 for the public and $7 for students.
For more information, contact the box office at (906) 217-4045 or email Dwyer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Medical care facility helps celebrate birthdays
MANISTIQUE – A total of five birthdays were recently celebrated at the Schoolcraft Medical Care Facility.
Celebrants included: Ann Mikuska, Betty Tennyson, Orville Harrison, Kathleen Jackson and Lillian Archey. All received a new lap robe and birthday card.
Manistique GFWC volunteers included: Betty Slining, Betty Harding, Jeanne Gundersen, Betty Briggs, Carol Carlson, Betty DeSautel, Sandy LaFave, Irene Hinkson, Linda Magnuson, Carolyn Miller, Eva Notebaum, Shirley Leitgib, Chris Sanders and Diane Beaman.
October’s party is scheduled for Oct. 16 at 2 p.m. Entertainment will be provided by the Angry Beaver Band.