Little Shop of Horrors

  • Date:
    October 1, 2003

    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, �The overall effect is, if not exactly pleasurable, then pleasant.� CLIVE BARNES of NEW YORK POST says, �Bizarre and brilliant musical� HOWARD KISSEL of NEW YORK DAILY NEWS says, �Everything seems bloated and relentless.� ELYSA GARDNER of USA TODAY says, �'Shop of Horrors' never reaches full flower.� 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
    USA Today
    Newsday
    The Hollywood Reporter
    Associated Press

    **Production photo by Paul Kolnik