Thursday July 28, 2011 / 7:30pm (Preview)Little Shop of Horrors
How was your experience?
Parents: don't take your small children to see this show. They will never go near a dentist or a houseplant again! This well-loved classic has held up well and the fifties vibe is great fun. Sean Fanning must have loved Andrew Hull's set for 'Bed and Sofa', as he used the same color scheme, predominantly gray with some black, white and silver - except for the garish plant centerpiece, of course - adding to the fifties feel. Both the singing and the dancing of the three-girl chorus was excellent. Geno Carr lit up the stage as the greaser dentist, and amused by his lightning costume changes to appear as numerous subsidiary characters. Brandon Joel Maier was a suitably nerdy Seymour. My only quibble with the acting was that the plant's voice was a little weak, making Audrey II perhaps not so much of a character as it should be. We appreciated the hard work of the stage crew. And I can never find much to say about Sean Murray's direction, as it is always so good! This is a great show and well worth seeing. Just don't take the children.