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Tasteful quirkiness in Playhouse's 'Little Shop of Horrors'

Tasteful quirkiness in Playhouse's 'Little Shop of Horrors'

A skid row florist shop has beamed to Main Street for the Laurel Mill Playhouse's spring production of "Little Shop of Horrors," a black comedy rock musical starring an epic flesh-eating plant from outer space.

Based on the 1960 B movie written by Charles B. Griffith that featured Jack Nicholson, the musical (with book by Howard Ashman and music by Alan Menken) debuted off-Broadway in 1982.

After winning several awards and grossing more than any other musical in off-Broadway history, "Little Shop of Horrors" was adapted to a more recent film starring Steve Martin and Bill Murray in 1986 and subsequently made its way to Broadway in 2003.

Directed and...