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Little shop of horrors revivial cast?

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Little shop of horrors revivial cast?
Posted: 1/22/14 at 06:05pm
My school is doing Little Shop of Horrors as the spring musical and it made me think of who I would cast in a revival. Post your thoughts below!
Seymour-Jeremy Jordan
Audrey-Katie Rose Clarke
Mr. Mushnik-Sam Kelly
Audrey II-Michael Leon-Wooley
Orin-Stark Sands
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Little shop of horrors revivial cast?
Posted: 1/22/14 at 06:09pm
Meagan Hilty as Audrey
Jim Parsons as Seymour
Paul Giamatti as Mushnick
Cheyenne Jackson as the Dentist
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Little shop of horrors revivial cast?
Posted: 1/22/14 at 06:16pm
Danny Burstein - Mushnik
Gabriel Ebert - Orin / et al
Laura Benanti- Audrey
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Little shop of horrors revivial cast?
Posted: 1/22/14 at 06:33pm
Zach Levi- Seymour
Laura Benanti or Megan Hilty- Audrey
Blake Hammond- Mushnik
NPH- Orin
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Little shop of horrors revivial cast?
Posted: 1/22/14 at 06:53pm
I feel like Jeremy Jordan is to "cool" to pull it off. All of the other seggestions are great though. Especially Magan Hilty and Laura Benanti!
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Little shop of horrors revivial cast?
Posted: 1/22/14 at 07:08pm
Yeah, Jeremy Jordan is too young looking for Seymour. Too pretty.

Seymour - Norbert Leo Butz
Audrey - Laura Benanti
Audrey 2 - Billy Porter
Orin - Will Swenson
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Little shop of horrors revivial cast?
Posted: 1/22/14 at 07:20pm
I feel Little Shop would be the perfect vehicles for Zachary Levi & Megan Hilty who are more and more making a name for themselves. As for Audrey 2, Mushnik, Orin, who knows. There's a lot of casting possibilities with these roles. However, I kinda see Christopher Seiber as either Mushnik or even Orin. With his personality and comedic timing, I'm more than positive he could pull off either roll.
Updated On: 1/22/14 at 07:20 PM
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Little shop of horrors revivial cast?
Posted: 1/22/14 at 07:33pm
Seymour- Darren Criss
Audrey- Kate Rockwell
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Little shop of horrors revivial cast?
Posted: 1/22/14 at 09:12pm
Does anyone think there's a chance of an actual revival either on or off broadway in the near future? Missed the 2003 one and would love to see a professional production.
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Little shop of horrors revivial cast?
Posted: 1/22/14 at 09:24pm
Megan Hilty was born to play Audrey.
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Little shop of horrors revivial cast?
Posted: 1/22/14 at 09:29pm
Seeing how the 2003 revival was a complete debacle (in my opinion), I will go out on a limb and say that it's going to be a long time before you see another Broadway revival of LITTLE SHOP. It needs to stay off-Broadway as that where it thrives and no celebrity, short of an A-list superstar, would bring in enough business for a show like this on Broadway.
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Little shop of horrors revivial cast?
Posted: 1/22/14 at 09:59pm
The 2003 revival was wrong on pretty much every single level. From putting that small intimate show into a ginormous theater to the awful casting, it was just completely wrong.

On paper, Hilty seems perfect but I still think she's too young. Benanti, in th other hand... That's something I'd LOVE to see.
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Little shop of horrors revivial cast?
Posted: 1/22/14 at 10:12pm
Has there ever been a major production where Audrey II was voiced by a woman? Because I think a woman with a smokey lounge-y voice or someone like Lea DeLaria could be great.
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Little shop of horrors revivial cast?
Posted: 1/22/14 at 10:44pm
Ohhhh Lea would be an awesome Audrey II. I think it would need a plant redesign though. Not the Pitcher Plant from London, but something with a bit of originality to it. It maybe a Fly Trap, but it's still an alien. Play up that angle more.
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Little shop of horrors revivial cast?
Posted: 1/23/14 at 12:59am
The show doesn't need to be on Broadway. It was never meant to be in such a big house.

Stage it somewhere like Barrow Street, and it'll really shine.
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Little shop of horrors revivial cast?
Posted: 1/23/14 at 02:30am
Could LSOH ever play Circle in the Square? And for a female Audrey II, definitely Kecia Lewis Evans. Such a powerhouse voice with so much personality.
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Little shop of horrors revivial cast?
Posted: 1/23/14 at 04:38am
Sharon D Clarke has voiced Audrey II, and I'm sure it was as amazing as everything else the woman lends her talents to.. So in that 'Ghost" vein i'd put forward Da'Vine Joy Randolf for the gender bending revival.
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Little shop of horrors revivial cast?
Posted: 1/23/14 at 02:03pm
Seymour: Andrew Kennan-Bolger
Audrey: Ashley Spencer
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Little shop of horrors revivial cast?
Posted: 1/23/14 at 02:20pm
Andrew Keenan-Bolger? What, is it Mushnik's Skid Row Florist / Crunch?
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Little shop of horrors revivial cast?
Posted: 1/23/14 at 02:33pm
Sutton Ross,
Jeremy Jordan is wrong for Seymour for many reasons, but age is not one of them.
The character description for Seymour in the libretto SPECIFICALLY says that seymour is "mid-twenties and perhaps balding a little" as well as "NOT a silly, prat-falling nerd and should therefore NOT be played as the hero of a Jerry Lewis film."
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Kad
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Little shop of horrors revivial cast?
Posted: 1/23/14 at 02:38pm
Seymour is not a role for a leading man, which Jeremy Jordan very much is. This is a show written for character actors.
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Posted: 1/23/14 at 02:47pm
^ Exactly. But you have to recognize WHY they are wrong, so that you can also look for the RIGHT actors. :)
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Little shop of horrors revivial cast?
Posted: 1/23/14 at 02:58pm
I said he was too "young looking". Not too young. Reading...it's kind of a thing. But thanks for the ALL CAPS to prove your point, it made a huge difference!
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Little shop of horrors revivial cast?
Posted: 1/23/14 at 03:32pm
I was highlighting the fact that I was quoting the libretto. No more or less.
Since you care to play the semantics game, Jordan LOOKS mid-twenties. Spot on age-wise for what Ashman and Menken wanted age-wise.
It's always lovely to return to this site and actually try to discuss and debate and see that all someone offers is snark. Especially when they suggest someone scratching 50 for Seymour and a lyric soprano with little skill in comedy other than throwing shady takes for Audrey.
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Little shop of horrors revivial cast?
Posted: 1/23/14 at 03:46pm
Let me start by stressing that I LOVE Laura Benanti like my own flesh and blood but does she have the belt for the role? She can certainly act it and I'm sure she can sing the role but I want my Audrey to have a belt like Megan Hilty.

If we're gender bending Audrey II my vote goes to Morgan James. That girl's voice can do anything. Come to think of it she'd make a great Audrey someday.

When I imagine a female Audrey II, I see it starting off as a hand puppet flower growing into a plantlike feminine figure covered in flowers, vines, and barbs. Much more humanoid than the original so it can play off sexual tension lol. If that makes any sense?

As I've stated in multiple threads I'd much prefer a live tv broadcast on NBC some Halloween. My dream cast:

Seymour - Joseph Gordon Levitt
Audrey - Megan Hilty
Mushnik - Kelsey Grammer
Orin - Jack White
Audrey II - Cee Lo
Crystal - Amber Riley
Ronette - Syesha Mercado
Chiffon - Uzo Aduba

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Little shop of horrors revivial cast?
Posted: 1/23/14 at 03:46pm
Let me start by stressing that I LOVE Laura Benanti like my own flesh and blood but does she have the belt for the role? She can certainly act it and I'm sure she can sing the role but I want my Audrey to have a belt like Megan Hilty.

If we're gender bending Audrey II my vote goes to Morgan James. That girl's voice can do anything. Come to think of it she'd make a great Audrey someday.

When I imagine a female Audrey II, I see it starting off as a hand puppet flower growing into a plantlike feminine figure covered in flowers, vines, and barbs. Much more humanoid than the original so it can play off sexual tension lol. If that makes any sense?

As I've stated in multiple threads I'd much prefer a live tv broadcast on NBC some Halloween. My dream cast:

Seymour - Joseph Gordon Levitt
Audrey - Megan Hilty
Mushnik - Kelsey Grammer
Orin - Jack White
Audrey II - Cee Lo
Crystal - Amber Riley
Ronette - Syesha Mercado
Chiffon - Uzo Aduba


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