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Little Shop of Horrors (Westside Theatre)

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Members say: Entertaining, Funny, Delightful, Great singing, Great acting

About the show

"Little Shop of Horrors" returns to its off-Broadway roots in a new production starring Emmy winner Tammy Blanchard, Tony nominee Jeremy Jordan, and two-time Tony winner Christian Borle. More…

From the show:

Don’t miss the “triumphant and delicious revival” (The New York Times) of LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS! Experience the hit musical as it was meant to be seen, in an intimate 270-seat setting. This “wildly exuberant and irresistible” (The Hollywood Reporter) production stars Emmy® Award winner Tammy Blanchard ("Life with Judy Garland: Me and My Shadows"), Tony Award® nominee Gideon Glick (To Kill a Mockingbird), and two-time Tony winner Christian Borle (Something Rotten!). Together they bring succulent new life to “the best musical ever adapted from a movie” (Time Out, Critics’ Pick).

Featuring a book and lyrics by Oscar® and Grammy Award® winner Howard Ashman (The Little Mermaid), music by Oscar and Tony winner Alan Menken (Aladdin), and direction by Tony winner Michael Mayer (Spring Awakening), “this LITTLE SHOP is to die for!” (NY1).

Member Reviews (364)


Entertaining, Funny, Delightful, Great singing, Great acting
Avg Score

Nostalgic, Great music, Entertaining

See it if you're like the show/movie. Great sets, amazing puppet.

Don't see it if Talent was uneven. Some gave great acting some gave great singing. No one did both. Regardless it was great fun with beloved story & tunes.

Great music, Fun, Entertaining

See it if You're a fan of Little Shop or have never seen it before. Very polished production. Great puppet. Incredible songs. Very fun.

Don't see it if Vocals from some of the cast were a little disappointing but not a reason to not see it.

Entertaining, Fun, Cute

See it if A lighthearted and fun take on Little Shop. All performances were solid.

Don't see it if You don’t like Little Shop.

Great acting, Great staging, Funny, Fluffy, Entertaining

See it if u want to see a jaunty, sentimental, nostalgic, expertly staged, faithful revival of the feel-good horror cult classic (now a pop staple).

Don't see it if you expect a reimagining, updating or contemporizing of the material [This is strictly a by-the-numbers homage, albeit a skillful one.]

Also This production is proof-positive that some shows belong in an intimat... Read more Read less

Little shop is one of the better post ww ii musicals & this revival reminds us how good it is

See it if entertainingly absurdist tale of murderous plant; hear Menken's fine music, Ashman's witty lyrics; Chris Borle masterful in various roles

Don't see it if fatuous plot; 2 much Borsht Belt humor; uneasy marriage of silliness & darkness; some music dated; anti-racism message too obscure/see below

Also Little Shop may be viewed from a number of perspectives. On one level,... Read more Read less

Clever, Quirky, Edgy, Great staging, Entertaining

See it if you enjoy dark comedy and quirky, off-beat stories. The score is fun and you can’t beat Groff and Borle in an intimate setting.

Don't see it if you’re turned off by human sacrifice. Lol

Fun, Great writing, Classic, Great acting, Funny

See it if You love the show or have never seen it. It’s a terrific, traditional staging of a great show with a great cast (Borle especially).

Don't see it if You dislike the show or these actors, or are expecting a new staging.

Great acting, Great singing, Great staging, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if great acting (Borle rocks all his characters/Grof is adorable), music, dance & song. Audrey 2 & puppeteers are terrific, intimate setting.

Don't see it if you want an Ellen Greene impersonator. Blanchard is vulnerable/lovable but doesn't have Greene's singing chops. Accept that & all is good.

Great score, Great puppetry, Great acting, Great staging, Delightful

See it if you want to see a near-perfect production of a classic camp musical performed, as it should be, in a small theater

Don't see it if don't like shows with puppets, if you are looking for something serious, or if you object to paying Broadway prices off-Broadway.

Also Christian Borle is a hoot playing multiple roles including the dentist... Read more Read less

Christian borle!!!!, Great acting, Great singing, Great staging, Clever

See it if you love funny, creative, bright comedy.Christian Borle is BRILLIANT.The rest of the cast is delightful, but he is brlliant

Don't see it if you want a straightforward comedy or a big brassy musical.This is clever, quintessential downtown theatre. I love it.

Also I usually avoid Westside Theatre. I will never understand why they are... Read more Read less

Enchanting, Refreshing, Great staging, Great singing, Delightful

See it if you enjoy a true Broadway musical, it harkens back to successful traditional shows. Groff and Borle shine

Don't see it if references to sadism and flesh eating plants make you ill.

Also While the show has many improvements and offers references to the orig... Read more Read less

Funny, Great audry 11, Mostly great singing, Quirky, Delightful

See it if you want to have a fun evening in the theater. Groff could not be better & Borle is very funny in multiple parts. Fine production!

Don't see it if Groff, Borle & the Urchins had terrific voices. Blanchard less so.Sometimes had difficulty hearing all her lyrics, tho still sympathetic.

Great staging, Great singing, Funny, Entertaining, Clever

See it if fun revival of horror cult classic with great set & amazing puppetry; Borle great in various roles especially as creepy dentist; Groff*

Don't see it if don't like dark comedies about man-eating plants; want all the fun lyrics to be understood - a couple of times the chorus was not

Also *wonderful as the nerdish clerk who becomes obsessed with fame. Also w... Read more Read less


See it if you want to see Jonathan Groff be completely wonderful as Seymour. So much fun I would see it again. Christian Borle was a hoot. Thumbs up

Don't see it if You expect Tammy Blanchard to hold up to Ellen Greene perf. Sadly, she doesn't have the vocal chops for the role, and odd char. choices.

Also So let me say that I love the show and this is the close to a perfect ... Read more Read less

Great writing, Great acting, Great singing, Hilarious, Delightful

See it if I saw it first time In the Village. See this production. LOVE LOVE LOVED IT. FABULOUS

Don't see it if You want to see a big Broadway Production. Personally I’d say DON’T MISS THIS ONE

Funny, Great writing, Great staging, Great singing, Great acting

See it if Great revival of classical musical.Plays well in small,intimate theater.Outstanding props and mastery of puppetry. Cast excels.Borle shines.

Don't see it if You think you've seen it too many times. Each production,particularly with different casts, makes it worthwhile to revisit.

Entertaining, Urchins stole the show, Blanchard is a revelation, Perfect role for groff, Fun

See it if you are a fan of the story. This was a fantastic version. I loved everything about it. Especially enjoyed Tammy Blanchard as Audrey.

Don't see it if you aren't a fan of the show. It doesn't reinvent anything--it just presents the old material in a practically perfect way.

Also The urchins stole the show in my opinion. Tight harmonies, expressive ... Read more Read less

Silly, Great audrey 2, Great singing, Funny, Entertaining

See it if You can get a ticket and would like a goofy horror musical.

Don't see it if Silly isn’t your thing.

Also Groff really spits a lot while he sings, so be prepared if you’re on t... Read more Read less

Great singing, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if you want to see a stellar cast taking on a classic piece; you want a Broadway quality production in a beautifully intimate space.

Don't see it if you will be distracted by flying spittle; you're not a fan of the show or the movie

Quirky, Funny, Great singing, Great staging, Entertaining

See it if Welcome back to Skid Row ... Groff and Borle. Perfect space and production and design,

Don't see it if You know every word, just see it and relax.

Great staging, Must see, Hilarious, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if you want a delightful escape into a fun fantasy. Christian Borle is amazing & all the cast were super!

Don't see it if you don't want to laugh!

Must see, Great singing, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if you want to see Little Shop back where it belongs in a small theatre! Jonathan Groff and Christian Borle are perfect. It's so much fun!

Don't see it if you do not like campy musicals. It is not meant to be taken seriously.

Great staging, Great singing, Funny, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if You want to experience pure joy in musical theater form. Groff and Borle are perfect and the Ronnettes are beyond entertaining.

Don't see it if Other than cost (which is high, but worth it if you can afford it) I cannot think of any reason to miss this production.

Refreshing, Masterful, Great singing, Funny, Delightful

See it if Dream cast of Groff Borle & Blanchard makes for an unforgettable experience

Don't see it if Blanchard seems to be channeling Zellweiger doing Garland but in the end it works as a character arc

Great singing, Great staging, Great acting, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if this is a show you like. Some people don't. I think this is a strong production of a fun show. Groff is great, Borle and Blanchard, too.

Don't see it if you don't like quirky rather dark musicals. But this one is fun! My only complaint is that I couldn't understand lyrics when the chorus sang

October 18th, 2019
"CRITIC’S PICK "Jonathan Groff Feeds the Beast: Michael Mayer’s revitalizing revival of this genially gruesome classic becomes a sly morality tale for the age of universal celebrity."
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October 17th, 2019
4/5 Stars "Mayer has wrangled a marvelous cast…Groff's Seymour is a likable klutz with just a hint of deadpan creepiness…Christian Borle solidifies his status as the preeminent musical-theater clown of his generation...And Blanchard is a revelation...She's the heart of the production."
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October 17th, 2019
"The show’s most charming quality is its feeling of having been put on for the hell of it. I’m sure it’s going to make money. It’s a dream cast of consummate pros. But — and my eyes look like hearts while I type this — the infectious energy is pure amateur."
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October 17th, 2019
"Howard Ashman and Alan Menken's cult musical about a bloodthirsty alien plant returns to its roots with Tony winner Michael Mayer's off-Broadway revival starring Jonathan Groff, Tammy Blanchard and Christian Borle."
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