History Theatre / LittleShopOfHorrors

12th Jun '16 8:26:25 PM AdelePotter
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* SlutShaming: Played with in regards to Audrey, who is heavily implied to have worked as a stripper to make ends meet back when the shop wasn't doing very well. Audrey seems to slut-shame ''herself'', citing her old job as a reason she doesn't "deserve" a good life or a good boyfriend, which fits with the fact that she has ''no'' self-esteem. She also met Orin at this job, and some of his dialogue (including outright referring to Audrey as a slut) implies that he does this to her as well, possibly using it to "justify" his abuse of her. Seymour, on the other hand, averts it, which makes sense seeing as how he views Audrey as God's gift to humanity. When she tells him about her old job, he clearly couldn't care less, outright saying that what Audrey did to pay the bills doesn't make her a bad person by any stretch.



* SomewhereSong

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* SomewhereSongSomewhereSong: "Somewhere That's Green" is a whole song of Audrey daydreaming about her idea of a perfect life -- living with Seymour in a suburb.



* TragicDropout: The Urchins, Chiffon, Crystal, and Ronnette, are stated to have stopped going to school after fifth grade, and are thus trapped on Skid Row.
-->"''Better ourselves''? Mister, when you're from Skid Row, there ain't no such thing."



* TooGoodForThisSinfulEarth: [[spoiler:Audrey.]]

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* TooGoodForThisSinfulEarth: [[spoiler:Audrey.[[spoiler:Audrey, the most goodhearted person the show, ultimately gets eaten, even ''asking'' Seymour to feed her to the plant, since she was going to die anyway, and she thought if the plant could continue to live, Seymour could keep living happily off its money.]]
30th May '16 4:07:41 PM LondonKdS
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* BoDiddleyBeat: "Mean Green Mother From Outer Space" uses it at the end of each stanza during the rap section.
13th May '16 6:08:25 PM Scorpio3002
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* TooDumbToLive: When Mushnik discovers Seymour killed Orin, Seymour tells Mushnik that he put the day's profits inside the plant for safekeeping and tells him to climb inside of it and get it. He does so and gets eaten. And later, when Seymour discovers Audrey II's true intentions for world domination, he climbs inside its mouth with a matches to try and kill it from the inside... and gets eaten.

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* TooDumbToLive: When Mushnik discovers Seymour killed Orin, Seymour tells Mushnik that he put the day's profits inside the plant for safekeeping and tells him to climb inside of it and get it. He does so and gets eaten. And later, when Seymour discovers Audrey II's true intentions for world domination, he climbs inside its mouth with a matches machete to try and kill it from the inside... and gets eaten.
12th May '16 6:17:24 PM PaulA
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* AssholeVictim: Orin.

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* AssholeVictim: AssholeVictim:
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Orin.



*** Possibly also [[spoiler: Mr. Mushnik]], depending on how the actor and director play it.

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*** ** Possibly also [[spoiler: Mr.[[spoiler:Mr. Mushnik]], depending on how the actor and director play it.



*** Unlike the film, it's heavily implied that Audrey II will [[spoiler:just keep getting more powerful and take over the country/world instead of being content to merely sit and munch every now and then.]]

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*** ** Unlike the film, it's heavily implied that Audrey II will [[spoiler:just keep getting more powerful and take over the country/world instead of being content to merely sit and munch every now and then.]]



*** As she is fed to the plant, the orchestra does a reprise of "Skid Row".

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*** ** As she is fed to the plant, the orchestra does a reprise of "Skid Row".
12th May '16 12:12:09 PM Scorpio3002
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*** As she is fed to the plant, the orchestra does a reprise of "Skid Row".
3rd May '16 12:27:58 PM ritzoreo
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* MoralEventHorizon: An InUniverse example; Seymour doesn't necessarily have any ill will towards Orin Scrivello until he watches Orin slap Audrey.

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* MoralEventHorizon: An InUniverse example; Seymour doesn't necessarily have any ill will towards Orin Scrivello until he watches Orin slap Audrey.Audrey in the face. Cue to Seymour selecting Orin as his first victim.
3rd May '16 12:26:50 PM ritzoreo
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* MoralEventHorizon: An InUniverse example; Seymour doesn't necessarily have any ill will towards Orin Scrivello until he watches Orin slap Audrey.
13th Apr '16 9:23:13 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* PoorCommunicationKills: [[CouldHaveAvoidedThisPlot We Could Have Avoided All This]] [[spoiler: if Audrey admitted her love to Seymour, or if Seymour recognized her attraction]].

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* PoorCommunicationKills: [[CouldHaveAvoidedThisPlot We Could Have Avoided All This]] could have avoided all this [[spoiler: if Audrey admitted her love to Seymour, or if Seymour recognized her attraction]].
4th Apr '16 12:14:36 AM PaulA
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* CutSong: Quite a few. Demos of them are available on the 2003 Broadway cast recording. The songs are...
** "We'll Still Have Tomorrow": A duet between Audrey and Seymour, probably meant to take place shortly before [[spoiler:Audrey gets eaten]]. Oddly, the line "we'll still have tomorrow" is sung in "Don't Feed the Plants".
** "Bad": A VillainSong for Audrey II. It got reworked into "Mean Green Mother From Outer Space" in the movie, so the song would be eligible for a best original song nomination at the Oscars. (Which it received, but didn't win.) It was probably cut due to the severe MoodWhiplash that it would've caused after [[spoiler:Audrey's death]].
** "A Little Dental Music": A song about Orin's practice. (Sources vary on who was supposed to sing it -- some say the urchins, some say Seymour.)
** "I Found a Hobby": A VillainSong for Orin, talking about how he discovered his sadism and became a dentist. This was presumably reworked into "Dentist!".
** "The Worse He Treats Me": A song for Audrey, talking about her relationship with Orin. It's very [[{{Theatre/Oliver}} "As Long as He Needs Me"]].
3rd Apr '16 11:02:42 PM AlinhoAlisson
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* MySignificanceSenseIsTingling: "Sominex/Suppertime II"
--> '''Audrey:''' I couldn't sleep. I took a Sominex, but voices in my head kept saying "Go to Seymour, talk to Seymour." I drank some tea, but gee, the feeling wasn't gone. Seymour, sweetheart. Tell me, darling. What's been going on?
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