“Little Shop of Horrors”
Saturday October 14, 2023 04:00 PM EDT
CRITIC’S PICK: “WABE City Lights Movie Night” presents this special screening of the classic dark musical. The Muppets’ Frank Oz directs this big-screen adaptation of the delightful musical by Alan Mencken and the late Howard Ashman (itself based on a notoriously cheap black comedy from 1960). Rick Moranis plays a flower shop employee who strikes a Faustian bargain with a carnivorous plant. It’s a real delight featuring Ellen Greene, Steven Martin and some great cameo appearances. — Curt Holman
From the venue:Seymour Krelborn is a nerdy orphan working at Mushnik’s, a flower shop in urban Skid Row. He harbors a crush on fellow co-worker Audrey Fulquard, and is berated by Mr. Mushnik daily. One day Seymour finds a very mysterious unidentified plant which he calls Audrey II. The plant seems to have a craving for blood and soon begins to sing for his supper.