Friday, November 16, 2007

What are you doing this weekend?

from Wikipedia

Little Shop of Horrors is a 1982 Off-Broadway musical black comedy by composer Alan Menken and writer Howard Ashman, about a nerdy florist shop worker who raises a plant that feeds on human blood. The musical was based on the low-budget 1960 black comedy The Little Shop of Horrors, directed by Roger Corman. The musical score, composed by Menken in the style of 1960's rock and roll, doo-wop and early Motown, included several show-stoppers including "Skid Row (Downtown)," "Somewhere That's Green," and "Suddenly Seymour," as well as the title song. Four songs were deleted during the show's early development process: "A Little Dental Music", "The Worse He Treats Me", "We'll Have Tomorrow", and "I Found A Hobby". These songs were recorded as bonus material for the 2003 Broadway Original Cast Recording, but were not part of the actual production. In addition to the original off-Broadway production, the musical has been performed all over the world including productions in Buenos Aires, Sydney, Vienna, São Paulo, Toronto, Copenhagen, Helsinki, Paris, Berlin, Athens, Budapest, Reykjavík, Jerusalem, Rome, Tokyo, Mexico City, Auckland, Oslo, Singapore City, Johannesburg, Madrid, Stockholm, Seinajoki,Vaasa, and London. Because of its small cast and relatively simple orchestrations, it has recently become popular with community theatre and high school groups. The musical was also made into a film in 1986, directed by Frank Oz.

2 comments:

NW said...

On Broadway, this show had a relatively small cast of 8. At PRHS there will be over 40 people on stage, plus a 5 member electronic pit band.
The show will be well worth the admission price of $6.00 (adult). Come out for an evening of silly fun!
Nadine W Brown, director

Anonymous said...

Just returned from the Saturday evening show. Was, without doubt, one of the most enjoyable times I've had in a long, long time.

Thank you PRHS, Nadine and cast.