Two local teens star in Little Shop of Horrors

Audiences have one more chance to see two local residents and New Orleans Center for Creative Arts students perform in Little Shop of Horrors.

The show opened this week and runs nightly at 7 p.m. through tonight. All shows are at NOCCA’s Nims Blackbox Theatre, located at 2800 Chartres Street in New Orleans.

Sophomores Kaleigh Bourque, a Destrehan resident, and Jackson Scott, who lives in Luling, attend – and carpool – to NOCCA together. NOCCA, Louisiana’s arts conservatory for high school students, offers students from across the state tuition-free arts instruction in culinary arts, creative writing, dance, media arts, music, theatre arts, visual arts, and academics.

Bourque and Scott are showcasing their theatre prowess in Little Shop of Horrors, where audiences are invited to join in the fun on skid row for a high energy, funny production of the popular Broadway favorite.

Jackson said his favorite part of the 90-minute production is the cast.

“We all get along so well,” he said. “I think audiences will really like the play because it’s different from what would be expected … we took it in a different direction.”

Bourque agreed.

“It’s definitely something new,” she said.

Bourque and Scott are no strangers to the stage, as they have each found their theater footing on other local stages such as Rivertown and La Petit Theatre.

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Roth has both her undergraduate and graduate degree in journalism, which she has utilized in the past as an instructor at Southeastern Louisiana University and a reporter at various newspapers and online publications. She grew up in LaPlace, where she currently resides with her husband and three daughters.

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