CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - The comedy horror rock musical featuring a blood thirsty plant is feeding Charleston audiences appetite for entertainment this month.
Just in time for Halloween, "Little Shop of Horrors" takes over the historic Dock Street Theater stage with memorable musical numbers like "Feed Me," "Suddenly, Seymour" and "Dentist!," which you may best remember from the film version when it was performed by the king of campy comedy Steve Martin.
Here are 5 Around Town's five reasons you should check out "Little Shop of Horrors" before it closes on November 1.
1 - The Ladies of Skid Row
Crystal, Chiffon and Ronnette play the trio that carries the story along, filling the gaps and letting the audience in on what's going on as the leads move from scene to scene.
Carry the show indeed.
All three of these ladies have superior talent and we are most looking forward to seeing Carin Lagerberg star as Mary next April when "Mary Poppins" takes the Charleston Stage.
2 - Audrey
Fresh out of James Madison University, Katia Arthur does an excellent job as Audrey. Her youthful energy is delightful. And her voice isn't bad either. "Suddenly, Seymour" is a highlight, as it should be.
3 - "Yes, we are the shop featured on channel 5"
When answering the phone at the shop, Seymour delivers this line to the caller. Now, we're sure this line is written in the script. However, we like to think that no matter what the listed channel is, the Charleston cast would surely change it to honor the Lowcountry's News Leader.
4 - Audrey II
On loan from the national touring production, the plants are just as important as any other cast member. And these props do not disappoint.
Neither does the voice behind them. Joshua Harris is the vocal chops behind Audrey II. Having previously spent two years working with the Stage's Resident Actor Company, Harris is excited to be back in Charleston. And we're always excited when anyone returns to the Holy City! Welcome home.
5 - Mushnik and Son
Performed by George Younts as Mr. Mushnik and Kent Reynolds as Seymour, this toe tapper is not only sung well but the dance design is adorbs. Hats off to choreographer Sarah Callahan on this simple yet fun number.
Tickets for "Little Shop of Horrors" are on sale now.