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* Act I ends with a chilling scene of Seymour feeding Audrey II the chopped up pieces of Orin's corpse. It's usually accompanied by blood-red lighting and sinister organ music, and ends with the plant [[EvilLaugh cackling evilly]] as the curtain falls. Not only is its hunger appeased for now, its one step closer to [[TakeOverTheWorld world domination...]]

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* Act I ends with a chilling scene of Seymour feeding Audrey II the chopped up pieces of Orin's corpse. It's usually accompanied by blood-red lighting and sinister organ music, and ends with the plant [[EvilLaugh cackling evilly]] as the curtain falls. Not only is its hunger appeased for now, its itís one step closer to [[TakeOverTheWorld world domination...]]


* The 2019 Off-Broadway revival adds a little twist to "Don't Feed the Plants"; as the cast sings the final note, Audrey II lets out a mighty roar while a ''[[NestedMouths smaller head]] [[JumpScare springs from its mouth]]'', spewing smoke at the audience. It's like a moment ripped right out of an ''Franchise/{{Alien}}'' movie.

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* The 2019 Off-Broadway revival adds a little twist to "Don't Feed the Plants"; as the cast sings the final note, Audrey II lets out a mighty roar while a ''[[NestedMouths smaller head]] [[JumpScare head springs from its mouth]]'', spewing smoke at the audience.audience for one final JumpScare. It's like a moment ripped right out of an ''Franchise/{{Alien}}'' movie.


** This production's version of Seymour's death may be one of the most disturbing ones yet. First he fights off the plant's tentacles before grabbing the machete to "kill it from the inside" like usual. Then the back curtains suddenly grow teeth and transform into Audrey II's mouth, suggesting that the plant has grown so big, Seymour can run directly into its throat! As the climactic music finishes, [[SoundOnlyDeath all you hear]] is the nauseating sounds of '''crunching bones and squishing flesh''' as Audrey II's many, MANY teeth chomp down on its former owner.

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** This production's version of Seymour's death may be one of the most disturbing ones yet. First he fights off the plant's tentacles before grabbing the machete to "kill it from the inside" like usual. Then the back curtains suddenly grow teeth and transform into Audrey II's mouth, suggesting that the plant has grown so big, Seymour can run directly into its throat! As the climactic music finishes, [[SoundOnlyDeath all you hear]] is are the nauseating sounds of '''crunching bones and squishing flesh''' as Audrey II's many, MANY teeth chomp down on its former owner.

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* Act I ends with a chilling scene of Seymour feeding Audrey II the chopped up pieces of Orin's corpse. It's usually accompanied by blood-red lighting and sinister organ music, and ends with the plant [[EvilLaugh cackling evilly]] as the curtain falls. Not only is its hunger appeased for now, its one step closer to [[TakeOverTheWorld world domination...]]


* The 2019 Off-Broadway revival adds a little twist to "Don't Feed the Plants"; as the cast sings the final note, Audrey II lets out a mighty roar while a [[NestedMouths smaller head]] ''[[JumpScare springs from its mouth]]'', spewing smoke at the audience. It's like a moment ripped right out of an ''Franchise/{{Alien}}'' movie.

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* The 2019 Off-Broadway revival adds a little twist to "Don't Feed the Plants"; as the cast sings the final note, Audrey II lets out a mighty roar while a [[NestedMouths ''[[NestedMouths smaller head]] ''[[JumpScare [[JumpScare springs from its mouth]]'', spewing smoke at the audience. It's like a moment ripped right out of an ''Franchise/{{Alien}}'' movie.


* The 2019 Off-Broadway revival adds a little twist to "Don't Feed the Plants"; as the cast sings the final note, Audrey II lets out a mighty roar while a ''[[JumpScare smaller head emerges from its mouth]]'', spewing smoke at the audience. It's like a moment ripped right out of an ''Franchise/{{Alien}}'' movie.

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* The 2019 Off-Broadway revival adds a little twist to "Don't Feed the Plants"; as the cast sings the final note, Audrey II lets out a mighty roar while a [[NestedMouths smaller head]] ''[[JumpScare smaller head emerges springs from its mouth]]'', spewing smoke at the audience. It's like a moment ripped right out of an ''Franchise/{{Alien}}'' movie.

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* The 2019 Off-Broadway revival adds a little twist to "Don't Feed the Plants"; as the cast sings the final note, Audrey II lets out a mighty roar while a ''[[JumpScare smaller head emerges from its mouth]]'', spewing smoke at the audience. It's like a moment ripped right out of an ''Franchise/{{Alien}}'' movie.


* The Pasadena Playhouse production (starring George Salazar) deserves special mention for their uniquely horrifying take on Audrey II. In a radical departure from the traditional "fly trap" design, this version opens its mouth like a blooming lily flower; at first it's actually pretty adorable, and it stays relatively small even throughout Act II... however, this is only its ''normal'' form. When the time comes to devour Audrey, it grows into [[https://ca-times.brightspotcdn.com/dims4/default/05b62d9/2147483647/strip/true/crop/6720x4480+0+0/resize/1080x720!/quality/90/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fcalifornia-times-brightspot.s3.amazonaws.com%2F85%2F7e%2F4bf37a3e483f9688ae1ec9fd42cd%2Fcopy-of-little-shop-09-25-19-brycedarlington-30.jpg an enormous (and much more monstrous) body]] with long tentacles and MoreTeethThanTheOsmondFamily. Suddenly, its looks less like a blooming lily and more like the Demogorgon from ''Series/StrangerThings'', or some kind of horrible mutated [[{{Franchise/Pokemon}} Volcarona]].

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* The Pasadena Playhouse production (starring George Salazar) deserves special mention for their uniquely horrifying take on Audrey II. In a radical departure from the traditional "fly trap" design, this version opens its mouth like a blooming lily flower; at first it's actually pretty adorable, and it stays relatively small even throughout Act II... however, this is only its ''normal'' form. When the time comes to devour Audrey, it grows into [[https://ca-times.brightspotcdn.com/dims4/default/05b62d9/2147483647/strip/true/crop/6720x4480+0+0/resize/1080x720!/quality/90/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fcalifornia-times-brightspot.s3.amazonaws.com%2F85%2F7e%2F4bf37a3e483f9688ae1ec9fd42cd%2Fcopy-of-little-shop-09-25-19-brycedarlington-30.jpg an enormous (and much more monstrous) body]] with long tentacles and MoreTeethThanTheOsmondFamily. Suddenly, its it looks less like a blooming lily and more like the Demogorgon from ''Series/StrangerThings'', or some kind of horrible mutated [[{{Franchise/Pokemon}} Volcarona]].



* A small moment in the '86 film - shortly after "Suppertime", when Seymour looks at how big Audrey II has become and whimpers out an "oh my God." It was in that moment he realized just what, exactly, his actions had truly wrought.
* The theatrical ending is completely happy until the very end, where a baby Audrey II plant is seen in the garden...and smiles at the camera, showing that Seymour and Audrey's happiness is borrowed time at best and, at worst, even after the plant exploded its spores began to reproduce.

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* A small moment in the '86 film - film-- shortly after "Suppertime", when Seymour looks at how big Audrey II has become and whimpers out an "oh my God." It was in that moment he realized just what, exactly, his actions had truly wrought.
* The theatrical ending is completely happy until the very end, where a baby Audrey II plant is seen in the garden... and smiles at the camera, showing that Seymour and Audrey's happiness is borrowed time at best and, at worst, even after the plant exploded exploded, its spores began to reproduce.


* When done right, "Don't Feed the Plants" can be downright unnerving, with everyone running in terror as Audrey II takes over the world, a now monstrously huge Audrey II puppet menacing the audience and you see what happens to Orin, Mushnik, Audrey and Seymour after they're eaten. They're stuck in an AndIMustScream situation as sentient flowers on Audrey II's vines, warning people not to feed the plants. Oftentimes, Audrey II will lean out and take a menacing CHOMP at the front row mid-song. Oh, and some productions have vines drop from the ceiling to get one last [[JumpScare jump]] out of the audience. [[TheFourthWallWillNotProtectYou Sleep tight]]!

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* When done right, "Don't Feed the Plants" can be downright unnerving, with everyone running in terror as Audrey II takes over the world, a now monstrously huge Audrey II puppet menacing the audience audience, and you see what happens to Orin, Mushnik, Audrey Audrey, and Seymour after they're eaten. They're stuck in an AndIMustScream situation as sentient flowers on Audrey II's vines, warning people not to feed the plants. Oftentimes, Audrey II will lean out and take a menacing CHOMP at the front row mid-song. Oh, and some productions have vines drop from the ceiling to get one last [[JumpScare jump]] out of the audience. [[TheFourthWallWillNotProtectYou Sleep tight]]!

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* The theatrical ending is completely happy until the very end, where a baby Audrey II plant is seen in the garden...and smiles at the camera, showing that Seymour and Audrey's happiness is borrowed time at best and, at worst, even after the plant exploded its spores began to reproduce.


** The 2019 revival has one of the most horrifying versions of the scene yet. The instrumentals are much more discordant and eerie than previous recordings, and Christian Borle sounds outright ''unhinged'' as he gets more desperate. Especially since before now, Borle's Orin was relatively composed to previous actors' interpretations of the character. (Which in itself was creepy because he seems weirdly charming, in his own way... until we see him with Audrey. TruthInTelevision for many abusers, which is why it can be so hard to spot until it's too late.)

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** The [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4obyxWZq0ug 2019 revival revival]] has one of the most horrifying versions of the scene yet. The instrumentals are much more discordant and eerie than previous recordings, and Christian Borle sounds outright ''unhinged'' as he gets more desperate. Especially since before now, Borle's Orin was relatively composed to previous actors' interpretations of the character. (Which in itself was creepy because he seems weirdly charming, in his own way... until we see him with Audrey. TruthInTelevision for many abusers, which is why it can be so hard to spot until it's too late.)


** There's an original version of the scene (see [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2qn2BXhRu8I here]]) which is slightly longer and has Seymour more complacent in Mushnik's death, keeping with the tone of the play (and most likely cut out because it made Seymour seem unsympathetic). In the original scene, Seymour tries to give one last warning before Twoey clamps down, but here, he doesn't even flinch, turning away and covering his face. And Mushnik's reaction is no better, as in the original, he repeatedly (and humorously) shouts "Wait!" But him screaming for Seymour's help as Seymour averts his eyes is far more terrifying.

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** There's an original version of the scene (see [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2qn2BXhRu8I here]]) which is slightly longer and has Seymour more complacent in Mushnik's death, keeping with the tone of the play (and most likely cut out because it made Seymour seem unsympathetic). In the original final scene, Seymour tries to give one last warning before Twoey clamps down, but here, he doesn't even flinch, turning away and covering his face. And Mushnik's reaction is no better, as in the original, theatrical cut, he repeatedly (and humorously) shouts "Wait!" But him screaming for Seymour's help as Seymour averts his eyes is far more terrifying.


** And here's the ''uncut'' [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sLkJ-FS5Zrc&t=6m48s workprint footage]] from the 1986 film, for good measure.

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** And here's the ''uncut'' [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sLkJ-FS5Zrc&t=6m48s workprint footage]] from the 1986 film, for good measure. And [[https://m.media-amazon.com/images/M/MV5BNmEyOTU2ZDktNDFjNC00NDIwLWJjMTEtZDllMTdmMWI1ZTU3XkEyXkFqcGdeQXVyMTEwODg2MDY@.jpg this production still]] shows Seymour holding Orin's severed head from the front, which is still smiling.


** There's an original version of the scene (see [[here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2qn2BXhRu8I]]) which is slightly longer and has Seymour more complacent in Mushnik's death, keeping with the tone of the play (and most likely cut out because it made Seymour seem unsympathetic). In the original scene, Seymour tries to give one last warning before Twoey clamps down, but here, he doesn't even flinch, turning away and covering his face. And Mushnik's reaction is no better, as in the original, he repeatedly (and humorously) shouts "Wait!" But him screaming for Seymour's help as Seymour averts his eyes is far more terrifying.

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** There's an original version of the scene (see [[here https://www.[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2qn2BXhRu8I]]) com/watch?v=2qn2BXhRu8I here]]) which is slightly longer and has Seymour more complacent in Mushnik's death, keeping with the tone of the play (and most likely cut out because it made Seymour seem unsympathetic). In the original scene, Seymour tries to give one last warning before Twoey clamps down, but here, he doesn't even flinch, turning away and covering his face. And Mushnik's reaction is no better, as in the original, he repeatedly (and humorously) shouts "Wait!" But him screaming for Seymour's help as Seymour averts his eyes is far more terrifying.

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