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Little Shop of Horrors

Little Shop of Horrors

by Alan Menken and Howard Ashman

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Little Shop of Horrors

Little Shop of Horrors




A musical based on the low-budget 1960 black comedy film of the same name.


Story:

Seymour works at a flower shop, attending a plant who he has named Audrey II (after the love of his life, Audrey). However, his plant is no normal plant. It came from outer space and requires a diet of fresh blood. Seymour starts by giving the plant his own blood, but, when people start dying, the plant wants more than a few drops of blood.


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Composer

Composer
Alan Menken

Lyricist

Lyricist and Librettist
Howard Ashman



  • Premiere
  • 1960 Film
  • 1986 Film

Broadway Premiere

Theatre
Virginia Theatre
Opening Night
Oct 2, 2003
Total Performances
372
Original Cast
Kerry Butler, Hunter Foster, Rob Bartlett, Douglas Sills, Anthony Asbury, Carla J. Hargrove, Trisha Jeffrey, DeQuina Moore, Don Morrow, Bill Remington, Martin P. Robinson, Matt Vogel, Michael-Leon Wooley
Director
Howard Ashman
Choreographer
Edie Cowan
Producer
Marc Routh, Richard Frankel, Thomas Viertel, Steven Baruch, James D. Stern, Douglas L. Meyer, Rick Steiner, John Osher, Bonnie Osher and Simone Genatt Haft
Musical Director
Henry Aronson
Orchestrations
Danny Troob
Scenic Design
Scott Pask
Costume Design
William Ivey Long
Lighting Design
Donald Holder

1960 Film Version

Movie Name
The Little Shop of Horrors
Type
Non-Musical
Director
Roger Corman
Screenplay
Charles B. Griffith
Starring
Jonathan Haze, Jackie Joseph, Mel Welles

1986 Film Version

Movie Name
Little Shop of Horrors
Type
Hollywood Musical
Director
Frank Oz
Screenplay
Howard Ashman
Starring
Rick Moranis, Ellen Greene, Vincent Gardenia





CDs

CD
Original Broadway Cast Album

CD
1982 Off-Broadway Revival Cast Album


Sheetmusic

Sheetmusic
Vocal Selections


Videos

DVD
Original Hollywood Version DVD

Blu-Ray
Original Hollywood Version Blu-Ray


Other

Merchandise




2004 Tony Award Nominations

Best Actor in a Musical - Hunter Foster

2004 Drama Desk Award Nominations

Outstanding Actor in a Musical - Hunter Foster

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