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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

91
Funny, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if You enjoy the camp of the show. It’s a great cast currently with Christian Borle and Jonathan Groff.

Don't see it if I actually heard folks behind me say t was a little scary. Really? If you watch shows as if they’re reality and get scared easily, don’t go.

83
Entertaining

See it if You like the material already. Or if you never have seen it and like dark comedies/musicals.

Don't see it if You want to see a updated, revised production

85
Great singing, Great staging, Great acting, Funny, Entertaining

See it if You enjoy a fantasy musical with a score channeling a oldie rock & roll feel. Superb leads - Jonathan Groff, and Christian Borle!

Don't see it if You like very, classic musicals or new edgy fare.

Also Tammy Blachard acted well in her role, but her singing was off.

95
Funny, Great staging, Delightful

See it if you want a great production of this show

Don't see it if you are attached to the movie version, this isn't it. Mu only complaint is that one of the actresses was hard to understand

89
Great staging, Great singing, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if you've seen and enjoyed other versions of Little Shop of Horrors. This production with this cast is far superior than all the others.

Don't see it if you like your musicals serious. This show is zany and fun. Christian Borles is a hoot playing many different characters.

92
Great acting, Funny, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if Fabulous production of an iconic show. Groff and Borle are just wonderful, staging is great and it's just so much fun.

Don't see it if This is not a reason not to see it, but Tammy Blanchard's singing, especially in "Somewhere That's Green" is not strong & had pitch issues.

85
Overrated, Entertaining, Ambitious

See it if You are a fan of the show. If you like the music. If you want to see a really good production in a small theater.

Don't see it if You don’t like the actors or plants. You have no desire to relive the original magic. You dion’t want to pay through your nose.

95
On point, Great singing, Great acting, Great staging, Delightful

See it if you already love this show and want to see it done well! You are looking for an incredibly fun experience.

Don't see it if you don't like kitsch and silliness mixed in your moral lessons. You don't like smiling and high energy audiences.

95
Must see, Great singing, Great staging, Funny, Entertaining

See it if you love the movie, incredible set design, fantastic puppet work, and dark comedies.

Don't see it if you don't like campy theatre, drug use, domestic violence or slight gore or blood

Also Saw the night show on Dec 7. It is 2 hours with one intermission... Read more Read less

95
Groffalicious, Delightful, Refreshing, Great singing, Enchanting

See it if you love Little Shop bc this is a very clean staging of a classic. A few small sight gags don't distract from the quality of the writing.

Don't see it if you insist on see Groff bc he is only in for one more week and his run is sold out.

85
Great staging, Funny, Clever

See it if You are a fan of the show. You like quirky fun comedies. You are a Christian Borle fan.

Don't see it if A blood sucking plant puppet grosses you out. You prefer serious, dramatic material. You don’t like seeing shows in a small theater.

Also Christian Borle’s portrayals of the many characters popping in and out... Read more Read less

84
Great singing, Great staging, Fun, Fluffy, Delightful

See it if You are looking for a fun night at the theater, great singing & performances and a not-scary, dark storyline. A great, safe show.

Don't see it if You want something that will stay with you. It's a simple show on a small stage. I'm glad I saw it but would not be upset if I hadn't.

88
Entertaining, Great staging, Great singing, Funny, Delightful

See it if You know and love the music. It’s a fun and well done production. I saw it with Gideon Glick as Seymour and he was great. So was the plant!

Don't see it if You don’t like campy musicals.

90
Great acting, Entertaining, Clever, Delightful, Great staging

See it if You enjoy the source material. This talented cast, the direction and production will joy disappoint.

Don't see it if You are expecting the film version of the show.

83
Great writing, Resonant, Intelligent, Great acting, Funny

See it if you love the music of Alan Menken and Howard Ashman. This is a modern take on Little Shop that leans into the absurdity and the grittiness.

Don't see it if you're extremely attached to the original version. This is a departure. Also, the story may be too gruesome for small children.

85
Great cast, Great acting, Funny

See it if you want a really enjoyable evening with Groff and Borle and a tremendous cast. A wonderful little show in a wonderful revival.

Don't see it if you are only interested in seeing something new.

94
Hilarious, Great acting, Funny, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if You want a good laugh!

Don't see it if You are easily frightened.

100
Great staging, Intelligent, Great singing, Funny, Entertaining

See it if you love Little Shop of Horrors. I loved it. It was funny & clever & the plant well done! Jonathon Groff was delightful.

Don't see it if Puppets or a night out. But it's hard to see someone not liking this show!

92
Funny, Great acting, Great singing, Must see

See it if You can

Don't see it if A larger show that sucks is your preference

78
Indulgent, Quirky, Funny, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if you enjoy absurdity in a more conventional style show, you have a good sense of humor, you love the music

Don't see it if you don't like murder or talking plants, you need the singing to be amazing (I found them only okay, but could've been off night)

97
Quirky, Great singing, Great acting, Funny, Entertaining

See it if Great performances, fun production, excellent use of space

Don't see it if Nothing revolutionary, but lots of fun and you will leave happy!

94
Great acting, Entertaining, Indulgent, Great singing, Funny

See it if you want a very fun night at the theater with some top talent giving great performances & seeming to enjoyvthemselves as much as audience

Don't see it if you want a super big-budget production

88
Refreshing, Great singing, Funny, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if you want to have a good time at the theater. LSOH is a lot of fun, energetic, tuneful, & goofy ... and not for the squeamish.

Don't see it if campy cartoony musicals are not your cup-o-tea ... but you'll be missing out on a delightful experience.

Also Cheers from the audience greeted those first familiar chords, an indic... Read more Read less

100
Entertaining, Hilarious, Must see, Great singing, Great acting

See it if you want to see a great staging of a classic musical.

Don't see it if GO SEE IT!

95
Great puppetry, Funny, Entertaining, Delightful, Clever

See it if You want a great night out in a small theater with great performances.

Don't see it if You dislike puppets. You dislike the score.


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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