Little Shop of Horrors
Opened: 2 Oct 2003
Book & Lyrics by Howard Ashman, Music by Alan Menken.
Directed Jerry Zaks
Synopsis Meek, mild mannered, out-of-luck Seymour Krelbourn has just discovered an exotic little plant with a strange and unusual appetite. The plant is growing remarkably fast - and so is Seymour's love for Audrey, his co-worker at the flower shop. But she has a boyfriend...and the plant has a bloodthirsty secret that threatens the entire planet. The feeding-frenzy begins, as Seymour becomes a celebrity and the plant becomes a larger-than-life sensation.
What the critics had to say.....
BEN BRENTLEY of the NEW YORK TIMES says, ï¿½The overall effect is, if not exactly pleasurable, then pleasant.ï¿½ CLIVE BARNES of NEW YORK POST says, ï¿½Bizarre and brilliant musicalï¿½ HOWARD KISSEL of NEW YORK DAILY NEWS says, ï¿½Everything seems bloated and relentless.ï¿½ ELYSA GARDNER of USA TODAY says, ï¿½'Shop of Horrors' never reaches full flower.ï¿½ LINDA WINER of NEWSDAY says, "'Horrors' still feeds us digestibly raw fun." FRANL SCHECK of THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER Franksays, "Moves along in bouncy fashion. " MICHAEL SOMMERS of STAR-LEDGER says, "Safe haven for customers who prefer brand-name chow." ROMA TORRE of NY1 says, "As excitingly fresh and robust as ever." MICHAEL KUCHWARA of ASSOCIATED PRESS says, "Spiffy revival."
External links to full reviews from newspapers
New York Times
New York Post
New York Daily News
The Hollywood Reporter
**Production photo by Paul Kolnik
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