Thursday, January 5, 2017

Little Shop of Horrors


Little Shop of Horrors is one of my favorite musicals. It was one of the first musicals I was exposed to as a kid and I just wore out the soundtrack, listening to it over and over. 
Now, I have most of the songs memorized and even the movie dialogue committed to memory. 

I've lived in Columbus for so long and never been to Shadowbox Live. So, when I saw Little Shop of Horrors was coming to Shadowbox Live, I was stoked. 

My positive experience with Shadowbox Live started before I even arrived. I needed to exchange tickets that I'd bought online for the 2pm show to the 7pm show. I went out of town Saturday and worried I wouldn't be back in time on Sunday for the 2pm show. 
When I called Shadowbox, it was a painless process to get the tickets exchanged. I was worried this exchange wouldn't even be possible but it was not big deal. What a relief.

When my mom and I arrived, the staff was very knowledgeable and professional in directing us to our seats. Our waiter was very friendly. It's pretty unique how the waitstaff is part of the production. It was a bit weird to see them with all their stage makeup on and wait for our checks after the show was over. 

This Little Shop of Horrors was the best production I've ever seen! The actors and actresses were so engrossed in their characters. Their facial expressions and movements were hilarious. For example, Audrey would stand in the doorway of the flower shop and make a dramatic face after saying an important line. They made it into a fun musical and didn't take it too seriously, which is perfect. 

You could tell they were having fun on stage and it just radiated off them. 

The live band was phenomenal. They have found some of Columbus' most talented musicians and performers.

 I can totally see why The Dispatch gave the show such a favorable review. 

I can't wait to go back to Shadowbox again and I'd strongly recommend seeing a show there.

Seymour, the dentist, and Audrey