I didn't take any pictures during the Little Shop of Horrors show last night; I figured I wouldn't need to, that someone with a finer seat and a finer camera than I would... and sure enough. (via and via) And really I didn't need to take any pictures because I am never going to forget the experience, not ever, not as long as I live..
I bawled multiple times watching Ellen Greene sing "Somewhere That's Green" + "Suddenly Seymour" tonight. This will flash past when I die.— Jason Adams (@JAMNPP) July 2, 2015
.We tore the roof off City Center applauding Ellen Greene's return to Audrey tonight & she deserved every ounce of it #LittleShopOfHorrors— Jason Adams (@JAMNPP) July 2, 2015
It was that good. When those first tender notes of "Somewhere That's Green" plinked off the piano I was done for. I hadn't really given much thought in the immediate lead-up to the show to how integral the 1986 movie was to my childhood, but it was came rushing back as Ellen sang - I was ten years old and she was singing to me up there. It seems silly, in retrospect, to have not realized what a force it would be. It was... really quite something.
Everybody else was terrific - Jake was lovely and sweet and managed to mostly overcome his hot-to-death miscasting with some fine nebbishy voice and body work; Taran Killam killed.
But it was, as it oughta be, all about Audrey.
What a girl.