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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)

MEMBERS SAY:

Entertaining, Funny, Delightful, Great singing, Great acting
90
Avg Score

During previews
90
Quirky, Great acting, Delightful

See it if you enjoyed the movie musical, the Broadway runs, or the soundtrack.

Don't see it if you don't like the campy B-horror movie style shows.

Also First and foremost Groff's physicality took him from a very attractive... Read more Read less

During previews
90
Quirky, Entertaining, Delightful, Great acting, Funny

See it if you enjoy a funny show. You like the actors - Jonathan Groff is great as always, and Christian Borle is hilarious. You like a small house.

Don't see it if you don't like intimate theater - this is a small house. You don't like funny shows or over-the-top humor.

During previews
97
Hilarious, Great acting, Delightful, Entertaining, Funny

See it if You at all remember the original off-Broadway production, the 1980's movie, or any high school production. Or, if you love Jonathan Groff.

Don't see it if You don't like campy fun. Or if you lack any sense of humor.

During previews
100
Great singing, Funny, Entertaining

See it if You like any of the (many) stars in the cast.

Don't see it if You liked the ending of the movie.

During previews
79
Relevant, Clever

See it if if you'd like to see wonderful urchins & Groff (heartbreaking, lovely, butter-voiced) and Borle (hilarious, decadent) in absolute top form

Don't see it if you are hoping for a replica of Ellen Greene, or even a serviceable Audrey performance, because you will definitely not find that here

During previews
90
Hilarious, Crazy vocals, Respectful, Clean, Clever

See it if You want to see a production of Little Shop with crazy good Urchins and an amazing new interpretation of Orin (and others) by Borle

Don't see it if You don't like the campiness of the material: this production feeds on it even more than previous New York productions.

Also Great venue for this show. Amazing singing and Groff was surprisingly ... Read more Read less

During previews
96
Funny, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if If you love the campy and ridiculous, if you want to see Christian Borle play multiple roles, love Little Shop, or hate the dentist

Don't see it if If you want something serious or melodramatic - or need a huge Broadway stage and show to be happy.

During previews
100
Great acting, Funny, Delightful

See it if The show is fun but the real fun was watching the star studded cast have a ball. Christian Borle was hysterical and Jonathan Groff was great

Don't see it if You can't get there during the short run

Also The theater is very small so the sightlines were great, no one is far ... Read more Read less

During previews
90
Great acting, Quirky, Great writing, Funny, Delightful

See it if You’re a fan of the 1980s original production, the 1980s movie, it’s very true to the Little Shop you know and love

Don't see it if You have trouble with stairs. The off-Bway theater is intimate and great for the show but there’s no elevator and it’s on the 2nd floor

During previews
95
Classic, Must see, Enchanting

See it if you want to see Little Shop the way it was meant to be seen.

Don't see it if If you're looking for completely polished big Broadway. It's intimate and delightful.

During previews
91
Must see, Entertaining, Enchanting, Delightful, Clever

See it if Classic- saw the original and this version does not disappoint.

Don't see it if Might be scary to children.

During previews
100
Great singing, Quirky, Great acting, Funny, Entertaining

See it if You could tell that the cast was having a blast doing the show and the audience was in on the fun!

Don't see it if You can't suspend your imagination for a quirky far out story

During previews
90
Quirky, Funny, Clever, Delightful, Absorbing

See it if You’re into “classic” musicals, like camp and over dramatized characters.

Don't see it if You’re not into old school musicals or camp this might not be for you.

During previews
100
Must see, Great acting, Great singing, Great staging, Delightful

See it if you love a funny, subversive, intelligent show done with a first-tier cast and production.

Don't see it if I think folks will love this show


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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