Little Shop of Horrors

Before they came to national prominence with their Disney classics, writers Howard Ashman and Alan Menken had a notable off-Broadway success with this clever and affectionate spoof of 1960s horror movies. Shy and nerdy Seymour works in a failing flower shop among the derelicts of Skid Row, and has a huge crush on his co-worker Audrey, an attractive girl with low self- esteem who is dating a sadistic dentist. Their world is up-ended with the arrival of a steadily growing, man-eating plant from outer space. As unlikely as this sounds for a musical, the show works wonderfully, and is a great choice for theaters looking for a smallish cast, performing a ghoulishly funny, infectiously tuneful rock’n’roll spoof.

Costumes

Costumes for LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS were built by the American Musical Theatre of San Jose, designed by Thomas G. Marquez, and include 1960s-styled costumes for all the characters (Audrey, Seymour, Mr. Mushnik, the dentist, various customers, and the Bee-Bop girls’ trio).
  • Built: Unknown

  • Supported cast: Principals / 6-female / 6-male

  • Shipping: Cardboard boxes

  • Alterations: None

  • Principal size range: Small to large

  • # Ensemble Bottoms: Female- 28+ / male- 18+

  • # Ensemble Tops: Female -18+ / male- 20+

  • Shoes: None

  • Wigs: None

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