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  • 1.  Two versions of "Little Shop"???

    Posted 10-27-2023 08:03

    Hey everyone!

    I'm in the process of applying for the rights to "Little Shop of Horrors" and noticed MTIU is offering two versions:  1:  Little Shop of Horrors, and 2.  Little Shop of Horrors (Broadway Version).

    Does anyone know the difference?  


    Michael Limone

  • 2.  RE: Two versions of "Little Shop"???

    Posted 10-30-2023 09:33


    It mostly has to do with orchestrations. From MTI's website:


    The orchestrations for Little Shop of Horrors - Broadway Version are from the 2003 Broadway production. Renowned orchestrator, Danny Troob, was brought in to re-orchestrate the show - expanding the original Off-Broadway orchestration from 5 instruments (Keyboard 1, Keyboard 2, Guitar, Bass, and Drums) to 10 instruments (Keyboard 1, Keyboard 2, Reed 1, Reed 2, Trumpet 1, Trumpet 2, Guitar, Bass, Percussion, and Drums).

    Other minor changes made for this version include the following:

    • New and expanded vocal harmonies for Crystal, Ronnette and Chiffon.
    • Small adjustments in underscoring, playoffs, tags, etc.
    • The addition of a bridge in the title song, dance music in "Mushnik and Son" and an "Entr'acte"
    • Alternate keys for several songs
      • Note: for Orin's songs due to the sizable transpositions made for the Broadway Version, we've also included the original Off-Broadway keys for "Be A Dentist" and "Now (It's Just The Gas)"
    • Re-numbering of songs (i.e. "#3 - Da Doo" is now song "#3a - Da Doo")

    Matt Curtis
    Content & Marketing Director
    Educational Theatre Association