Preview: Little Shop of Horrors at Broadway at Music Circus
In the campy, cult classic musical Little Shop of Horrors, sweet flower-seller Seymour nurtures a small, Venus flytrap-type plant in his flower shop from a mere bud into a fully-blossomed plant—one he’s named Audrey2. Audrey2 quickly emerges as a menacing, man-eating monster that demands constant attention and food. Though Little Shop’s storyline includes Seymour pining for his co-worker Audrey and dealing with a diabolical dentist, the show’s true diva is the ever-growing Audrey2. To capture her three stages, Broadway At Music Circus turned to world-renowned puppeteer and former CSUS theater professor Richard Bay. He built the first two versions of Audrey2 in his studio but had to complete the final stage in the Music Circus warehouse. After making a forest of foliage for the production, Bay is done with fabric leaves.