Little shop is a rockin’ big horror of a musical! - The Community Leader and Real Estate New and Views

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Savoyards Musical Comedy Society Inc is bringing Little Shop of Horrors to the Star Theatre, Manly, from 5th to 12th March.

The story follows Seymour, a shy, clumsy florist shop worker who accidentally raises a plant that feeds on human blood and flesh. The music, composed by Alan Menken in the style of early 1960s rock and roll, doo-wop and early Motown, includes several well-known tunes, including Skid Row (Downtown), Somewhere that’s Green and Suddenly, Seymour.

Commonly referred to as “Little Shop”, it is widely recognised for the 1986 motion picture, however more recently has been revived off-Broadway. Savoyards’ Director Taylor Davidson is thrilled to be part of her first Savoyards production, bringing Little Shop to the stage.

“I was excited at the prospect of directing something challenging,” said Taylor.

“I think this show represents a lot of interesting opportunities with puppets, special effects and ways to tell the story, and you don’t always get to do that in musical theatre!

“I think the idea of a horror musical is so fun, and you get to do both the scary stuff and the classic
‘boppy’ numbers.”

Savoyards first-time Musical Director Hayley Marsh is keen to be on the other side of the stage.

“I love Little Shop and have been in it, helped produce it, and seen it many times, but have never music-directed it, so when Savs put the call out seeking music directors I jumped at the chance,” said Hayley.

“Plus, hearing Taylor was going to direct – we’ve worked together before on many projects and make a great team – was just icing on the cake.

“It’s a high-quality show with a great book and music that doesn’t take itself too seriously. Shows are so serious these days! Come enjoy some comedy.”

A small but stellar cast of 12 and the Savoyards @ The Star committee will bring this hilarious horror/rock musical to life at the Star Theatre, Manly. The season runs from 5th to 12th March 2022 and tickets are available now online at

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