Ben just finished up a production of "Little Shop of Horrors". He played Mr Mushnik, the man who owns the flower shop. This is one of my favorite musicals! I made the kids watch it years ago because I think it's hilarious. Emily and Katie both thought it was more horrifying than hilarious although now that Emily is older she finds it funny. Katie plugged her ears through portions of the show. She doesn't think a giant man-eating plant is amusing.
Warning: While there are plenty of photos of the entire show, I am frankly mostly only sort-of probably interested in the ones that contain my personal child whom I produced after seventeen hours of labor. I think there were other people in the play too, but I don't know any of them, so the following pics are mostly just because Ben is in them:
And....having said that - here's one without Ben in it.
Mr Mushnik and Seymour
The guy who played Seymour was very good.
But Ben was awesome.
I'm not biased or anything.
Presenting Audrey II - a strange and interesting plant.
The ladder was quite talented and convincing in its role.
I really believed it was a ladder, you know?
The guy who played the dentist was exceptionally talented.
Ben isn't even in this photo but I'm posting this here anyway,
that's how good he was.
A nefarious plan develops
Singing his adorable little heart out
Dancing his adorable little heart out
I like to think he was waving at me in the audience right here.
Discovering a dastardly deed
WHAT?!?! You mean the plant opens up???
WHAT?!?!? You mean you hid money inside the plant that opens up and clearly has teeth but I'm not going to notice that because clearly it's not dangerous!
There comes a moment in every mother's life when she should watch her child get eaten by a giant carnivorous herb. There's something deeply gratifying about the experience.
Seventeen hours of labor.
That guy in the suit was really good!