Little Shop of Horrors

Based on Roger Corman’s super fast, super creepy, super cult hit film, Little Shop of Horrors is the story of Seymour Krelbourn, a lovesick clerk in Mushnik’s Skid Row Florist.


During rehearsal on the original set


Howard and Ellen Greene


Howard rehearsing Somewhere That's Green with Ellen Greene and Urchins


Working with Hy Anzel, the original Mushnik

Little Shop Of Horrors
Book and Lyrics by Howard Ashman
Music by Alan Menken
Original production directed by
Howard Ashman
WPA Theater: May 6, 1982 - June 6, 1982
Moved to Orpheum Theater: July, 1982

Orpheum Theater: July 1982

A Superhilarious Musical

- Associated Press

Seymour finds fame, fortune and a whole lot more when he finds a strange little plant and begins:

Feeding it blooooood...

Soon the plant, Audrey II, begins growing, taking over the florist shop and eventually Seymour’s life. Even the love of a good (slightly battered) woman:

And then there’s Audrey
Lovely Audrey
If life were tawdry and impoverished as before
She might not like me
She might not want me
Without my plant she might not love me anymore

…can’t stop the inevitable bloody ending:

They may offer you fortune and fame
Love and money and instant acclaim
But whatever they offer you
Don’t feed the plants

From its little home in Manhattan’s East Village over 20 years ago, Little Shop continued to grow, taking over LA, London, Japan, Peoria, Hollywood, Sweden, Bulgaria, Broadway and High Schools across the nation.

It continues on to this day -- one of the most popular, most produced and most beloved musicals ever.

Da Doo


New York Drama Critics Circle (Best Musical of 1982-83)
Drama Desk Awards 1082-83 (Outstanding Musical, Outstanding Lyrics, Outstanding Special Effects)
Outer Critics Circle Awards 1982-83 (Outstanding Off-Broadway Musical, Outstanding Music and Lyrics)
Villager Theatre Awards for Outstanding Production, outstanding Acting, Outstanding Scenery, Outstanding Puppet Design
Named One of the Ten Best Plays of 1982 by The New York Times, New York Post and New York Daily News, Long Island Newsday, Gannet Newspapers, Other Stages and Cleveland Plain Dealer
London - Evening Standard Award (Best Musical)

Film (directed by Frank Oz, screenplay by Howard Ashman): 1986

Broadway Revival (directed by Jerry Zaks): 2003