Thursday, April 14, 2011

Tougher than it seems

Day 14 - A song that no one would expect you to love.

What would surprise you? What would surprise me.

It's not Don Ho or throat singers from Tuva.

Maybe it's this one, from my favorite musical. Yes, I have one of those.

In the original form, it was a Roger Corman film. In the eighties it became an off-Broadway musical then a big budget film. I saw it onstage and was totally charmed by the story of a boy, girl, and man-eating plant. The film was uneven, but the performances of the leads were decent. Rick Moranis, once of Canada's SCTV was pleasant enough as Seymour, but Ellen Greene, as she did onstage, made the part of Audrey her own.

I would also be greatly amiss if I did not put the great Levi Stubbs in here.

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