Weird times at the store

By Ron Cerabona
Updated April 19 2018 - 7:54am, first published October 11 2013 - 3:00am

Can a rock musical based on a notorious low-budget movie seriously invoke the legend of Faust? Apparently so. Little Shop of Horrors started as a 1960 horror comedy, The Little Shop of Horrors, directed by B-movie legend Roger Corman (it was allegedly shot in two days and a night). In 1982 Howard Ashman and Alan Menken - later to win Oscars for their work on such Disney films as Beauty and the Beast - adapted it into a long-running, award-winning off-Broadway musical that was itself filmed in 1986.

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