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‘Little Shop of Horrors’ special show benefits Challenge Enterprises

By Natalie Gilstrap For Clay Today
Posted 6/22/23

ORANGE PARK – The Orange Park Community Theatre presented the award-winning Broadway and Hollywood musical “Little Shop of Horrors” on June 15 as a fundraiser for Challenge Enterprises of North …

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‘Little Shop of Horrors’ special show benefits Challenge Enterprises


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ORANGE PARK – The Orange Park Community Theatre presented the award-winning Broadway and Hollywood musical “Little Shop of Horrors” on June 15 as a fundraiser for Challenge Enterprises of North Florida.

“We are grateful to accept this opportunity to host this fundraiser, but we are also cheerful to be able to support a community partnership like Orange Park Community Theater,” said Stephanie Young, Director of Marketing and Communications at Challenge. Residents came to watch the Sci-Fi horror comedy based on Roger Corman’s 1960s film. The story follows Seymour Krelboined, a struggling florist assistant, and his journey to fame after growing a man-eating plant named Audrey II.

The audience applauded and laughed throughout the performance. The talented cast brought the story and its characters to life. In addition, the musical incorporated different styles of music, such as rock, doo-wop and Motown, into its narrative, thus giving the audience a vibrant and hilarious performance.

“It was great,” said one attendee. “I’ve never seen the show before and was so invested in it.”

Guests enjoyed refreshments and Challenge Enterprises gave a brief speech before doing a 50/50 raffle.

The event was a success as the audience enjoyed themselves and gave a standing ovation.

“I thought it was wonderful,” another attendee said. “I saw it on Broadway long ago, and this was so much like it. It was awesome.” In addition, Challenge Enterprises was able to raise $1100. The proceeds went toward the organization’s fundraising goal of $150,000, which will help pay off the mortgage of their Ladies’ Small Group Home. Lastly, the proceeds will allow Challenge Enterprises to continue providing opportunities to individuals with disabilities.

We want to continue to be able to say ‘yes’ to all those we serve for another 50 years and beyond.” Young said.