Little Shop of Horrors (Westside Theatre)
Open run 2h 0m
Little Shop of Horrors (Westside Theatre)
89

Little Shop of Horrors (Westside Theatre) NYC Reviews and Tickets

89%
(842 Reviews)
Positive
98%
Mixed
2%
Negative
0%
Members say
Entertaining, Funny, Delightful, Great singing, Great acting

Returning to its Off-Broadway roots, this new production stars Matt Doyle and Lena Hall.

Read more Show less

Member Reviews (842)

Sort by:
  • Default
  • Standing in our community
  • Highest first
  • Lowest first
  • Newest first
  • Oldest first
  • Only positive
  • Only negative
  • Only mixed
913 Reviews | 928 Followers
80
Entertaining, Great music, Nostalgic

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.

888 Reviews | 1017 Followers
82
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.

546 Reviews | 1879 Followers
77
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.

717 Reviews | 110 Followers
85
Great staging, Great singing, Funny, Entertaining, Clever

See it if you want to see a delightful and entertaining revival of an unusual show starring a man- eating plant. Wonderful staging and great cast.

Don't see it if you like serious dramas or don't want to see a ferocious man- eating plant. Read more

650 Reviews | 284 Followers
82
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 Read more

MJK
677 Reviews | 190 Followers
81
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.] Read more

635 Reviews | 237 Followers
88
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.

505 Reviews | 729 Followers
90
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

Critic Reviews (21)

The New York Times
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."
Read more

Time Out New York
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."
Read more

New York Magazine / Vulture
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."
Read more

The Hollywood Reporter
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."
Read more

Variety
October 17th, 2019

"Directed at a quick clip by Michael Mayer, this 'Little Shop' is played out on the small, tight stage of the Westside Theater with an ever-growing, masterfully manipulated plant. The close confines give this 'Little Shop' the intimacy of home viewing."
Read more

Deadline
October 17th, 2019

"Jonathan Groff, Tammy Blanchard Bring The Off-Broadway Classic Home"
Read more

New York Post
October 17th, 2019

3.5/4 Stars "Jonathan Groff, Tammy Blanchard get real"
Read more

New York Daily News
October 17th, 2019

"You get the sense here that the scale of the production comes with utter intentionality — an honoring of great material more than a quest for profit. And, therefore, that feeling of determined mission permeates everything that’s happening. You’ll get all the feels you need."
Read more

From the Show-Score Blog