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."
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**Production photo by Paul Kolnik