‘Little Shop of Horrors’ exhibit grows in South Pasadena – NBC Los Angeles

What there is to know

  • Tribute exhibition “The little shop of horrors”
  • SugarMynt Gallery in South Pasadena
  • Until August 13, 2022; $10 Admission “Beyond the Curtain”

Quote a famous line from a show, movie, or TV show, and fellow fans can immediately guess its origin.

And those well-known lines?

Most often they are longer, which makes sense because the longer the quote, the more details are revealed.

But “feed me, Seymour,” however short, has to be one of the most instantly recognizable lines of dialogue in movie history: it’s a lovable but odd request made by Audrey II, the plant full of personality at the center of “Little Shop of Horrors.”

Filled with personality, and very, very… hungry.

Now “Evil Green Space Mother,” Brave Seymour, Brave Audrey, and the other eccentric characters from the creepy flower girl get an artistic and fun tribute to SugarMynt Gallery in South Pasadena.

The gallery, which has blossomed with paintings, photographs, sculptures and other whimsical “Little Shop”-inspired works, is located behind “Michael Myers House”, the local building famous at the start of “Halloween” in 1978 .

Known for its horror-movie-inspired exhibits, SugarMynt also frequently screens classic blockbusters, including family-friendly movies, in its backyard space on weekend nights.

The current and carnivorous show, titled “Some Fun Now”, is having fun until August 13so spread your own tendrils towards the gallery and collect your chlorophyll before exposure, well, wither on the vine.

Dozens of artists, all passionate creators of this “Little” tale, are represented in the smiles-fear show.

And the centerpiece of the exhibition? A large-scale sculpture of Audrey II that you can stand in, er, “in the middle of a meal,” if you desire a memorable snapshot.

Comedy powerhouse “Little Shop” has tapped into the fantasies and fears of music-loving fans for decades. The 1960 film “The Little Shop of Horrors,” directed by Roger Corman, morphed into an off-Broadway show more than two decades later, and then into a “Little Shop of Horrors” movie in 1986. And all those catchy hits, including “Suddenly Seymour”?

They were written by Alan Menken and Howard Ashman, the iconic team also known for their work on ‘The Little Mermaid’, ‘Beauty and the Beast’ and ‘Aladdin’.

You can find admission information on the SugarMynt site, which will also soon have details on its upcoming Haddonfield exhibit, a fall tradition that, yes, lights up (by candlelight) South Pasadena’s most famous movie: “Halloween.”

Laura J. Boyer