Clarksville High students pay tribute to former theater manager in upcoming musical

The Clarksville High School (CHS) drama department is honoring its former theater principal in an upcoming musical. The students are proud to present the iconic musical “Little Shop of Horrors” starting January 20 at Collins Auditorium. This is the first musical that CHS will present since January 2020. According to the theater department, this production was prepared in honor of Mr. Dan Bullington. He was a longtime theater director at Clarksville High School. In August, “Mr. B” was diagnosed with stage IV pancreatic cancer. He was absent from the classroom for the entire 2021-2022 school year while undergoing treatment and officially retired from Clarksville Schools in December. department. He is known for helping students not only thrive in the classroom or on stage, but as people. “Little Shop of Horrors” will collect donations for Mr. Bullington’s medical bills at each performance and will dedicate the closing night (January 29) to the “beloved Mr. B.” Members of the public are encouraged to wear purple, the official color of pancreatic cancer, that evening. CHS’s “Little Shop of Horrors” will be presented on Thursday, January 20 at 7 p.m.; Friday, January 21 at 7 p.m.; Saturday January 22 at 2 p.m.; Thursday, January 27, at 7 p.m.; Friday, January 28 at 7 p.m. and Saturday, January 29 at 7 p.m. Ticket prices: $15 in advance online and $10 at the door for adults. $5 for students. Prior to the January 22 matinee performance, audience members can purchase a $25 ticket for Tea with Audrey, which includes finger foods and hors d’oeuvres. For an additional $5 donation, you can take a photo with Audrey II at any performance. simple, uneventful life until he comes across a plant he does not recognize. After trying every combination of water, soil and sun imaginable, the quick prick of a rose finger reveals the secret ingredient to the plant’s needs: blood. As a plant, Audrey II, begins to blossom and grow, the whole world becomes fascinated by the plant, and thus the plant’s healer. Seymour actually feels noticed for the first time in his life. He spends the musical struggle between his moral compass and the thrill of success. Dark comedy teaches audiences to be careful what they wish for — and most importantly — never to feed the plants.

The Clarksville High School (CHS) drama department is honoring its former theater director in an upcoming musical.

The students are proud to present the iconic musical “Little Shop of Horrors” starting January 20 at Collins Auditorium. This is the first musical that CHS will present since January 2020.

According to the Drama Department, this production was prepared in honor of Mr. Dan Bullington. He was a longtime theater director at Clarksville High School.

In August, “Mr. B” was diagnosed with stage IV pancreatic cancer. He was absent from the classroom for the entire 2021-2022 school year while undergoing treatment and officially retired from Clarksville Schools in December.

Throughout his 19 years at the CHS, Mr. B has had a lasting impact on many students, especially those involved in the theater department.

He is known for helping students not only thrive in the classroom or on stage, but also as people.

‘Little Shop of Horrors’ will collect donations for Mr. Bullington’s medical bills at each performance and dedicate closing night (January 29) to ‘beloved MB’ Viewers are encouraged to wear purple, the official color pancreatic cancer that night.

CHS’s “Little Shop of Horrors” premieres Thursday, Jan. 20 at 7 p.m.; Friday, January 21 at 7 p.m.; Saturday January 22 at 2 p.m.; Thursday, January 27, at 7 p.m.; Friday, January 28 at 7 p.m. and Saturday, January 29 at 7 p.m.

Ticket prices: $15 in advance online and $10 at the door for adults. $5 for students.

Prior to the January 22 matinee performance, audience members can purchase a $25 ticket for Tea with Audrey, which includes finger foods and hors d’oeuvres. For an additional $5 donation, you can take a photo with Audrey II at any performance.

More details on the musical:

Written by Howard Ashman and Alan Menken, ‘Little Shop of Horrors’ tells the story of a humble florist named Seymour who lives a simple, uneventful life until he stumbles upon a plant he doesn’t recognize. .

After trying every combination of water, soil, and sun imaginable, a quick prick of a rose reveals the secret ingredient the plant needs: blood.

As the plant, Audrey II, begins to thrive and grow, the whole world becomes fascinated with the plant, and thus the plant’s caregiver.

Seymour actually feels noticed for the first time in his life. He spends the music struggling between his moral compass and the thrill of success.

Dark comedy teaches audiences to be careful what they wish for — and most importantly — never to feed the plants.

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