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Little Shop of Horrors Review

  • Date Submitted: 03/29/2010 12:31 PM
  • Flesch-Kincaid Score: 73.6 
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An odd hungry plant that sings. A macho motorcycle riding, woman and nitrous oxide abusing dentist. And a strangely omniscient trio of doo wop girls. Then on a random day a lifeless flower shop gets a rude awakening as Loyola-Blakefield high school presents, “The Little Shop of Horrors”.



“The Little Shop of Horrors” debuted in 1960 as a film then turned into a play in 1986 on Off-Broadway and soared to success from there. The once Off-Broadway play was soon shifted to a film then a Broadway revival. This fun musical is about a guy named Seymour who works at a flower shop that is a “desert town”, and seeks a way to get his job site famous and rich. He discovers a mysterious plant that has abilities that he doesn’t even know of. Little do he know is this plant feeds off of human blood. Fame and fortune comes into Mushnik Flower Shop. After giving the plant a few drops of his blood, the plant grows and wants me, gaining the ability to talk and sing. He has a secret love whom is with another man, an abusive man. This man is the very first victim to fall at the hands of this plant, or “Audrey 2” as everyone calls it. When numerous deaths occurred including his father figure Mushnik, Seymour had gotten tired of the plant and went in to kill Audrey 2, who died in the end? Lets just say that Mushnik’s wasn’t ran by any of the original workers and Audrey 2 was distributed all over the world.



The entire production of the show was creative and well thought out. The smallest things were the factors that really brought me in. The make up was superb, and the costumes had you thinking, “What’s next”. There was a small difficulty with the microphones after an encounter during the show. There was a disco ball in the scene and I really loved that part. Also the small plant that was dancing was pretty impressive!



AJ Unitas made miracles as local flower shop employee Seymour. His energy was very high and weird. Sometimes during a music number you would catch...

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