Little Shop of Horrors

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For the misfits of Skid Row, life is full of broken dreams and dead ends. Seymour Krelborn is a meek and dejected assistant at a floral shop who happens upon a strange plant, which he affectionately names “Audrey II” after his crush at the shop. Little does he know that this strange and unusual plant will develop a soulful R&B voice, a potty mouth, and an unquenchable thirst for human blood.
As Audrey II grows bigger and meaner, the carnivorous plant promises limitless fame and fortune to Seymour, as long as he continues providing a fresh supply of blood. Just when it's too late, Seymour discovers Audrey II's extra-terrestrial origins and its true drive for world-domination.
Featuring an electrifying early 1960s-style score from Alan Menken and book and lyrics by Howard Ashman - best known for their legendary Disney film scores - Little Shop is one of the longest running Off-Broadway shows and cult films of all time.

Parents need to know that this is a musical comedy but it has dark themes and is not for children or very sensitive viewers. Recommended for ages 12 and up.

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Reviews

"In this production, Director D'Shaun A. Brooker has assembled a strong cast with impressive vocal and comic chops that delivers quick-witted wordplay and inventive sketch comedy, complete with doo-wopping, hand-jiving, street-smart urchins, a sadistic dentist, a king-size, alien vege-terrorist, and sort of a “Dream Girls” backup chorus... In just over two hours, Morgan-Wixson Theatre presents a joyous show that causes its sold-out audience to cackle with cachinnation. Both cast and crew picks up "Little Shop of Horrors" and carries the show to seamless artistic heights."

sweet - Chris Daniels - The Show Report - ...read full review


Steven Stanley
"Quibbles aside, the Morgan-Wixson's Little Shop Of Horrors once more blurs the lines between community and professional theaters. The cast and crew may do it all for love, but once again in their latest musical comedy gem, what they do for love yields considerable entertainment rewards."

sweet - Steven Stanley - StageSceneLA - ...read full review


Shari Barrett
"When the initial cast announcement was made for LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS at the Morgan Wixson in Santa Monica, controversy erupted on social media about the miscasting of the trio of Skid Row urchins as the scripts calls for the roles to be played by African-Americans. Certainly the names of the characters (Ronette, Crystal and Chiffon) pay tribute to 50s rock and roll girl groups these three characters represent through their song stylings. And fortunately, the show's producer Spencer Johnson listened and set about to make things right, hiring a new director, D'Shaun A. Booker, who set out to find the perfect trio of gifted singers to breathe life back into the show. And boy did she succeed!"

sweet - Shari Barrett - Broadway World - ...read full review


"Little Shop of Horrors sells on its nostalgia factor for all fans of off-beat, off-Broadway musicals. The show may not be for everyone, but Morgan-Wixson's revival can thrive on the cast and crew's enthusiasm once they get their sound situation fixed."

sweet-sour - Lara J. Altunian - Stage Raw - ...read full review


"Little Shop of Horrors at the Morgan-Wixon is such a fun time at the theater. The cast is right on target with their characters, the singing by Olsen and LaFever is especially excellent, and the technical feats of Audrey II are nothing short of breathtaking. The show is perfect for the intimate theater and succeeds far beyond expectations, balancing the dark comedy with the bleak allegory of losing yourself to achieve success. Even without any adjustments, Little Shop of Horrors will only get more polished with time, and it should definitely be seen!"

sweet - Lacey Rae - Media Geeks - ...read full review


"In this production, Director D'Shaun A. Brooker has assembled a strong cast with impressive vocal and comic chops that delivers quick-witted wordplay and inventive sketch comedy, complete with doo-wopping, hand-jiving, street-smart urchins, a sadistic dentist, a king-size, alien vege-terrorist, and sort of a “Dream Girls” backup chorus... In just over two hours, Morgan-Wixson Theatre presents a joyous show that causes its sold-out audience to cackle with cachinnation. Both cast and crew picks up "Little Shop of Horrors" and carries the show to seamless artistic heights."

sweet - Chris Daniels - The Show Report - ...read full review


Steven Stanley
"Quibbles aside, the Morgan-Wixson's Little Shop Of Horrors once more blurs the lines between community and professional theaters. The cast and crew may do it all for love, but once again in their latest musical comedy gem, what they do for love yields considerable entertainment rewards."

sweet - Steven Stanley - StageSceneLA - ...read full review


Shari Barrett
"When the initial cast announcement was made for LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS at the Morgan Wixson in Santa Monica, controversy erupted on social media about the miscasting of the trio of Skid Row urchins as the scripts calls for the roles to be played by African-Americans. Certainly the names of the characters (Ronette, Crystal and Chiffon) pay tribute to 50s rock and roll girl groups these three characters represent through their song stylings. And fortunately, the show's producer Spencer Johnson listened and set about to make things right, hiring a new director, D'Shaun A. Booker, who set out to find the perfect trio of gifted singers to breathe life back into the show. And boy did she succeed!"

sweet - Shari Barrett - Broadway World - ...read full review


"Little Shop of Horrors sells on its nostalgia factor for all fans of off-beat, off-Broadway musicals. The show may not be for everyone, but Morgan-Wixson's revival can thrive on the cast and crew's enthusiasm once they get their sound situation fixed."

sweet-sour - Lara J. Altunian - Stage Raw - ...read full review


"Little Shop of Horrors at the Morgan-Wixon is such a fun time at the theater. The cast is right on target with their characters, the singing by Olsen and LaFever is especially excellent, and the technical feats of Audrey II are nothing short of breathtaking. The show is perfect for the intimate theater and succeeds far beyond expectations, balancing the dark comedy with the bleak allegory of losing yourself to achieve success. Even without any adjustments, Little Shop of Horrors will only get more polished with time, and it should definitely be seen!"

sweet - Lacey Rae - Media Geeks - ...read full review