Cultural Affairs/ Distinguished Lecture Series
Project Abstract/ Summary
Litile Shop of Horrors is a comedlz horror rock musical, by composer Alan Menken and writer Howard Ashman, about a hapless florist shop worker who raises a plant that feeds on human blood and flesh. The musical is based on the low-budget 1960 black comedy film The Little Shop o-f Horrors, directed by Roger Corman. The music, composed by Menken in the style of early 1960s rock and roll, doo-wop and early Motown, includes several well-known tunes, including the title song, "Skid Row (Downtown)", "somewhere That's Green", and "Suddenly, Seymour". In addition to the original long-running 1982 ofÊBroadway production and subsequent Broadway production, the musical has been performed all over the world. Because of its small cast and relatively simple orchestrations, it has become popular with community theatre, school and other amateur groups.
School of Performing Arts, "Little Shop of Horrors: the Musical" (2014). Cultural Affairs Distinguished Lecture Series. 324.