I was so excited to hear that my mom and I got tickets to see the Broadway at Music Circus show Little Shop of Horrors last night! This was my first time (and my mom’s) even hearing about the show and movie, so going in, I had no idea what it was going to be about, but I was happily surprised and actually really enjoyed the performance.
Their round theater was really cool and made the show a lot more interesting. It moved up and down, rose and fell, and had no backstage. They also acted in the isles which made the show even better!
It was fun and entertaining and interesting with the catchy music and comedy, but also the story was unlike anything I’ve seen before. What surprised me was how small the cast was compared to others shows we’ve seen, but wow, they were powerful and with credits ranging from Broadway shows and national tours, local Broadway productions, television, film, and local productions.
While we really enjoyed the banter between Sarah Litzsinger (Audrey), Jared Gertner (Seymour), and Michael Kostroff (Mushnik)… Jamison Stern (The Dentist et al.) stole the show with a semi-ridiculous character and plenty of humor. He had us cracking up!
Throughout the show, the trio of Zonya Love (Crystal), Zuri Washington (Ronette), Destinee Rea (Chiffon) also impressed us with their strong voices and vibrant personalities, and their voices tied the songs together beautifully. We also loved Ken Page as the voice of Audrey II and was very impressed by the HUGE plant puppet! I didn’t know how they were going to pull it off, but the cast did an amazing job!
Little Shop Of Horrors, based on the 1960s cult horror film of the same name, opens today and runs from August 21 to 26, 2018 at the Wells Fargo Pavilion in Sacramento.
SPOILER ALERT! What the Show is About
Before you see this AWESOME show, you might want to know what the show is about!
Little Shop Of Horrors is a horror comedy rock musica about a nerdy (and kind of loser) flower shop worker named Seymour who would do or give anything to gain the love of his co-worker Audrey.
During an eclipse, Seymour discovers an “interesting and unusual plant” and names it Audrey II. The growing plant, which feeds only on humans and blood, brings Seymour popularity and attracts a great deal of business for the struggling store. After Audrey’s abusive boyfriend Orin The Dentist dies, Seymour feeds him to the plant. Then he must come up with more bodies for the increasingly bloodthirsty plant as the play continues. The end of this play with definitely shock you because it’s very different than what you would expect!
SPOILER ALERT: Apparently the giant plant sings!!! I had no idea so this was a fun surprise along with the quality of the show and its array of talent.
I loved seeing Little Shop of Horrors and I now you will as soon as you buy your ticket before the shows end on Sunday! Any seat is a good seat because of the moving stage, so choose now and come see the show!