Newman College Arts Update: Term 2 Week 11


Today we fondly farewell our long serving Piano Tutor Ms Kirsten Pearson and thank her for all her work within our College primary instrumental music program. We wish Ms Pearson well in her retirement on behalf of the Arts department, Music staff, parents and students and hope to see lots of photos from some well-deserved holidays!

Little Shop of Horrors – Meet the Cast

Introducing Mr Mushnik played by 2019 Newman College Alumni Calen Simpson ⭐

Character Bio: As Mushnik describes, his life is a living hell because of his misfit employees, riffraff on the sidewalk and business is lousy. He never has a single customer visit his shop until Audrey suggested Seymour should show his strange and interesting plant so he can display it in the shop window.

When asked what it was like to be invited back to the College to perform in the 2021 College Production Calen said;

‘I was honoured to be invited back to the College to be a part of the upcoming production, Little Shop of Horrors because I had an outstanding time when I was studying at Newman College and when I got the call from Mrs Grayden that I would be a part of the cast once again, I was thrilled.’

Why you have so graciously agreed to take part?

I took the part because whenever I get the option to be on stage, I leap at the opportunity. And it allowed me to express my passion for performing and entertaining the public.

What you are looking forward to about being involved playing Mr Mushnik?

Mr Mushnik is an interesting character because he hates Seymour with a passion because he is clumsy and useless. But when Seymour is deciding whether to leave the flower shop and take Audrey two with him, Mr Mushnik decided to adopt him to get him to stay. Overall, Mr Mushnik is a fun character because he is arguably one of the antagonists in the musical, Little Shop of Horrors.

(Images from Production Camp)

Come see Mr Mushnik and the rest of our cast by clicking here