Monday, June 13, 2011
Little Shop of Horrors
Cumberland County Playhouse's go-to man for comedy, Jason Ross, played numerous roles, including abusive dentist/boyfriend, Orin. As always, his knack for comedy was amazing. He could lay it on thick and have you rolling in the floor with laughter in no time flat.
The voice of Audrey II, the giant man-eating plant was Michael Ruff. His voice was fantastic for the plant. The puppeteers were Austin Price and Chaz Sanders and I have to say, they did a fantastic job as well. Audrey II was amazing and hilarious.
The set was as colorful as the costumes, with Mushnik's flower show edged in 1950s pink, and the backdrop a cartoonish version of Skid Row. Both were fun and fit the feel of the show well.
One thing I really noticed about the show was the young audience. The past several times I've seen shows at the Playhouse I could have been the youngest person there by several decades. This audience was younger by far. Sure, there were older people there as well, but I saw several people around my age, a handful of teenagers, and some families. It's a fun show and I think it is more attractive to a younger audience than the more classic, older musicals.
Check out the video below (found on the Cumberland County Playhouse's facebook page) for a scene from the show. And then go buy tickets! The show runs through August 6th.