The “Little Shop of Horrors” is a classic musical with an interesting human-eating plant
This musical has been well reviewed by many critics and adorned by many viewers.
schools, including my own, and many other small theater groups have recreated this musical and
presented it themselves.
The Stage Left theater group here at Miami presented the “Little Shop
of Horrors” Friday March 27
through Sunday March 29
This musical had nine characters
(including a puppeteer), props people, a lighting crew, a live band, and of course a director.
Overall, this amateur musical was very well presented.
Each element of the musical including
actors’ performances, set lighting and costumes, backgrounds of the cast, audience response,
background of the play, information about the author, and the plot itself, contribute to the
effectiveness of the dramatic performance.
The nine characters each had certain elements that helped make the play believable.
first character we are introduced to it Mr. Mushnik, played by Michael D’Elia.
He played an old,
worn out flower shop owner who desperately needed more customers.
His performance of the
old man was superb.
He even walked with a limp and hunched over.
He even had an accent
throughout the duration of the performance.
He made the audience believe he was a tired man,
exhausted from running a failing shop.
Next was the beautiful Audrey played by Jessica Barrett.
Audrey is an abused, over worked and ambitious woman.
She got into character by using an
accent and the way she presented herself.
She knew all her lines and spoke them with passion.
Patrick Giblin played Seymour the quite, shy, smart, and timid employee who is in love with
He really did a nice job of making the audience see how timid his character really is.
Chiffon, played by Carly Coulter, is part of the singing group.
She did an excellent job of
displaying her emotions while singing through facial expressions, hand gestures, and body