LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS at Gulfshore Playhouse tells the story of a dying flower shop on skid row, Seymour, Audrey, and one blood-thirsty plant.
In this production, Seymour is played by Jacob Corey, Audrey by Cadence Schultz, and Mr. Mushnik by Gavin Ott. The trio works at the flower shop on skid row that rarely has any customers. As Mr. Mushnik is about to close the shop for good, Seymour reveals a plant project he’s been working on, dubbed Audrey II. It is a plant unlike any other, and immediately begins to draw in customers. However, there’s a lot more to this plant than meets the eye: it has a hunger for blood.
I really enjoyed these three actors in their respective roles. Seymour is such a unique personality, and Corey does a great job with bringing that to life. He has to decide whether the fame and fortune Audrey II brings is worth feeding the plant humans, and that’s a tough thing to struggle with. Schultz’s Audrey was the perfect blend of sweet, naive, and funny. I thought her vocals were gorgeous as well. Audrey II, the plant, is voiced by Alexis Camina, and wow, what a voice. Her singing was incredibly powerful, and she did a wonderful job voicing this character as well as appearing other times in various ensemble roles. Crystal was played by Sarah Mandy, Ronette by Arianna Schipper, and Chiffon by Alessia Pellegrini. I enjoyed their singing and dancing, and thought they added a lot to the show. This entire cast was very fun to watch, and there were many funny moments throughout. This is my first time seeing a production by Gulfshore Playhouse’s STAR Academy, and there is definitely a lot of talent in their program.