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'Little Shop of Horrors': Chiffon (VIDEO)

Senior Sruthi Sundaram in action this weekend as Chiffon. (Last year's role.)

When asked, senior Sruthi Sundaram can easily answer why she auditioned for the SMFHS musical “Little Shop of Horrors.”

“I love singing and dancing,” Sundaram said. “Enough said.”

Sundaram will be Chiffon in the show, one of the leading Ronnettes who tell the story through unique tactics. Sundaram describes it as “a Greek chorus,” the all-knowing story (and sassy) storytellers.

“I hope my sassy attitude makes people notice me,” Sundaram said.

Sundaram, who also was a lead in last year's “Grease,” is hoping to end her acting career at SMFHS with a bang. However, she faces a daunting challenge that she will need to overcome in order to make the show great.

“One of my biggest challenges I've had is getting into my character because she's so unlike me,” Sundaram said. Rest assured, she added, “I think I've improved a lot over the last few months, though.”

Sundaram is extremely active in school as a National Honors Society and Science Olympiad participant. Outside the classrooms, Sundaram takes part in the study of both Western Classical and Indian Classical voice.

Rehearsals began in January for Sundaram, and finally got to get on the stage in the middle of February once the group had access to it. It was then that the “fun,” or as she says with a smile, the “mess” began, blocking and organizing the group into the show that can be seen this weekend.

“Little Shop” tickets have been on sale and will continue to be on sale up
until showtime. The tickets have been going fast, as general admission ($8 for students and seniors citizens, $10 for adults) and reserved seats ($12) are valuable items. Patron seats for two will go for $35. Any questions or ticket requests can also go to www.littleshoptickets2012@gmail.com.

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