Skye Ozga waits for stage crew to find a pot in which he will stand as Audrey II. (David PIerini/staff photographer)

Hauser Junior High School, 65 Woodside Road in Riverside, will stage Little Shop of Horrors this week, with a talking plant that will grow right before the eyes of the audience and cry out, “Feed me!”

But no blood will be shed in the making of this spring musical. Director David Mason, music director Laura Lynch and 35 talented young actors will bring the story and “Audrey II” to life in a clean, family-friendly manner that only references the food the plant so craves.

Show times are Wednesday, March 19 and Thursday, March 20 at 7 p.m. in the Hauser auditorium. The shows are open to the public and admission is free.