Little Shop of Horrors has recently opened on Broadway to the delight of critics and audiences alike.
And as far as the film goers, it is an absolute pleasure. Easily one of the best Movie Musicals of the past 50 years, it always brings a smile. Much of the charm certainly comes from the 'hip' score and book.
But, it cannot be forgotten what a great cast populates the story. Rick Moranis, a natural Seymour, works very well whether he is under the drill of Steve Martin's dentist, under the sights of a killer plant, or under the spell of his dreamgirl, Audrey. She is played by the fabulous Ellen Greene, recreating her Off-Broadway performance. Even smaller cameo roles are pleasant. The whole thing under the careful hand of muppeteer Frank Oz. His direction has a built-in musical rhythm that saturates the film.
Little Shop of Horrors opened at the Orpheum Theatre on July 27, 1982 with Lee Wilkof playing the part of Seymore and Ellen Greene as Audrey, the girl of his dreams. The offbeat little musical won over the majority of the critics and enjoyed a run of 2,209 performances.
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