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Sunday, August 05, 2012

Little Shop of Horrors Will Grow on You

Photo: Heather Litiri

Should you purchase a house plant that resembles something between a Venus flytrap and an avocado, be wary.  And if it asks to be fed, that should definitely send up a red flag.  Because this isn’t your garden variety plant; it could be an alien from another planet sent here to take over the world by feasting on human blood and possessing incredible powers over earthlings.
That is the premise behind Little Shop of Horrors—a comedy horror rock musical by composer Alan Menken and writer Howard Ashman based on the low-budget 1960 B-movie horror of the same title.   Not to be too hyperbolic, but the Olney Theatre Center’s production of this gem, under the superb direction of Mark Waldrop, is as close to perfection as it can be.

For full review, visit MD Theatre Guide.

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