Review: Woodgrove’s ‘Little Shop of Horrors’

While Woodgrove High School might not have a strange plant in its window, the students certainly had a spectacle to draw audiences into their theatre for Little Shop of Horrors. The rock musical, based on the 1960 movie, follows an experimental botanist, who nurtures a plant that is, unbeknownst to the botanist, plotting a scheme beyond the confines of the Mushnik (and Son) Flower Shop. This comedy horror rock musical brought audiences many laughs and horrors through its characters and music.

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Op-Ed: Learn from the Past, But Don’t Glorify It

This note is written in response to Jim Diehl and Ben Trittipoe’s letter “Learn from the Past Through Inclusive, Informed Dialogue.” It also addresses the Rev. Larry Thompson’s opinion piece “Unfounded.” It is right and just to ensure we are inclusive of all past history so that we can learn and grow from mistakes. For the record, I disagree with the SCV’s attempted glorification of the Confederacy and its misdirected and untruthful letter of Jan. 2. I also disagree with Rev. Larry Thompson’s perspective of racism.

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