On the Scene
‘Little Shop’ Rocks
A BOY AND HIS PLANT:
Pedro Haro, left, had plenty to celebrate on Wednesday as "Little Shop of Horrors" opened to a sold-out house in the UH-Manoa Ernst Lab Theatre. Haro gives an excellent performance as nerdy Seymour Krelborn, with Danielle Rabinovitch, second from left, as the carnivorous talking plant that takes over his life, and Nicole Brilhante as the woman who loves him. Ryan Sueoka caught the show and stayed for the cast party.
A CLOSER LOOK AT SKID ROW:
Sarah Ann Hunt, left, and Colette Errico, attending the show for a class assignment, checked out the back porch of Mushnik's Skid Row Florists during intermission.
KING OF PAIN:
Zachary Stephens partied with Yvette Nii, left, and Katrina Eckard. Stephens gives the show much of its bizarre dark humor with his portrayal of a sadistic dentist. Nii stands out as Chiffon, a member of the trio whose singing gives the musical its '60s pop sound. Eckard is Danielle Rabinovitch's understudy as the plant.
JAMBA JUICE TIME:
"Little Shop" cast member Royce Ro Okazaki, front center, served Jamba Juice smoothies at the cast party. Daren Kimura, left, who plays Mushnik, one of the killer plant's victims, asked for a drink in a color other than green while Josh Tucker and choreographer Deana Holcomb waited.
Chaminade student Jaimie Guerra, left, said after the show that "it's really cool to see our peers doing (a show like this), 'cause we're doing the same thing at Chaminade, so to come here is fun." Laloifi Saelue praised the cast's "awesome" singing.