Book & Lyrics by Howard Ashman. Music by Alan Menken. Brisbane Arts Theatre’s 15 Nov-21 Dec 2013
To cap what has been an ambitious and inspired season, BAT are proving that black is the new comedy.
Little Shop was written for an intimate off-Broadway theatre and earned multiple US awards there, so fits into Arts Theatre like a hand into a glove. Its plot is deliciously grotesque, the songs are many and melodic, the actors, singers and dancers are pearls in the crown. An eight-piece offstage band under the confident control of Luke Volker (also a co-director) sets a spanking pace and excellent backing for the singers.