Quanstrom takes the stage in the RCHS drama department

Caroline Quanstrom performs in Little Shop of Horrors.

Photo by: Maxine Reyes

Caroline Quanstrom performs in “Little Shop of Horrors.”

Caroline Quanstrom is a 15-year-old sophomore student. She made her first appearance on the RCHS stage during the play “Clue” in October of 2022 as a member of the ensemble. In the musical “Little Shop of Horrors,” Quanstrom played as Ronette, one of the the Doo-Wop girls. This role was a mixture of singing and dancing. 

“Ronette was such a fun character because she broke the fourth wall all the time,” Quanstrom said. “She did a lot of singing, a lot of dancing, and she was just sort of another world character that was really cool to take a step in.” 

When being interviewed about the musical, Quanstrom said that the different songs and dances she performed in “Little Shop of Horrors” were very time consuming to learn and get to the level she wanted. 

“The hardest thing to learn in Little Shop was the harmonies for some of the songs because I learned some of the lyrics by listening to the melody, then had to re-learn the parts with the correct notes,” Quanstrom said. “The dancing took the longest to get down the way I wanted it to be.”

The musical consisted of 20 different songs that were performed between two acts. Quanstrom said that “Prologue/Little Shop of Horrors” was her favorite song to perform. 

“My favorite song to perform was definitely the prologue because it was the first number,” Quanstrom said. “The choreography was so fun, and it’s one of my favorite songs. On opening night especially, there was such a great audience and that helped take the performance to the next level.”

Overall, Quanstrom enjoyed being a part of “Little Shop of Horrors” and said it was a great experience.

“I loved working on Little Shop so much. I think it was such a fun experience, and I really love the rest of the cast members,” said Quanstrom.