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re: Little Shop of Horrors (spoilers)
Posted by: Chromolume 02:31 pm EDT 10/14/19
In reply to: re: Little Shop of Horrors (spoilers) - JereNYC 02:03 pm EDT 10/14/19

The "Death of Audrey" sequence (really a reprise of "Somewhere That's Green") can be devastating for the audience, if it's played correctly. Mushnik and Orin are both very cartoon-y characters, so their deaths tend to land as part of the black comedy going on. Audrey's death, in contrast, is a sudden and real end of a character that the audience has come to love and understand. The audience should be grieving her right along with Seymour.

I still have fond memories of the original Boston sit-down production (Charles Playhouse in the late 1980's) with Carolee Carmello as Audrey. I remember always being very moved by her death scene, and the moment when Seymour would then gently lower her into the plant. Beautifully done.
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