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I'm playing the voice of the plant in LSOH at the local community theatre. We just had a very successful opening tonight, and the whole cast is great. The only thing I'm wondering about is the curtain call.

It seems to me (I can't remember specifically) that whenever I've seen this show, the plant actors (voice and manipulation) each get pretty good bows; near the end, if not the very last bows.

For some reason, not only do I and the manipulator get a pretty early bow (only after the added three-person chorus and the Doo-Wop girls), but we don't even get to do it separately. Does this seem odd to anyone else?

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Yes, when my school did Little Shop, the voice of the plant's bow was AMAZING (the puppeteers were part of the chorus so they bowed with them). Anyways, Audrey II's voice bowed last, right after Audrey and Seymour, the giant Audrey II's mouth opened, the stage got dark, and smoke started coming out the plants mouth. And then the guy who did the voice walked out wearing his shirt that said "The Plant" on it, and everyone screamed really loud for him.


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When I did it, the guy who was the voice of the plant bowed quite early but he always got the biggest cheer.

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Yeah, ours went fairly early. But he wasn't very good so...^^; #-o

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Ours was amazing.

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We just did it:

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Orin
Mushnik
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Ensemble (sigh...unfortunately, we had an ensemble)
Customer & Patrick Martin
Do-Wops
Mushnik
Orin
Plant Voice & Puppeteer
Audrey
Seymour

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littlemisstheatregirl wrote:
Ensemble (sigh...unfortunately, we had an ensemble)
Customer & Patrick Martin
Do-Wops
Mushnik
Orin
Plant Voice & Puppeteer
Audrey
Seymour


Hey, don't knock the ensemble. I was a mean prostitute,dental patient when I was 15. :lol:

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uihm... Mushink is always 3rd to last.

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It's the director's choice.

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The Voice is usually what steals the show, so ya know those characters that *always* get the biggest cheer, but aren't the last bow? It's like that... only the Voice does get to be the last bow b/c it's a novelty. It's not the biggest or best role, just the memorable one.

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jackissensational wrote:
It's not the biggest or best role, just the memorable one.


Speak for yourself, I think The Voice is by FAR the most enjoyable role in the show. "The Bad Guy" often is. Certainly not the biggest though, very true.

Part of the appeal, btw, is that it's made for a vocal type that just doesn't get much love most of the time, largely because there aren't a lot of basses around. I've had people telling me that they think I'd do a great Mushnik or even Orrin, and I could probably pull them off, at least vocally, because I can hit the notes, but if given a choice, I'd take the voice of Audrey II every time and twice on Sunday.

Oh, yeah, topic: If I were to direct LSoH, I'd bring out the principals: Orrin, Mushnik, Puppetteer, Voice, Audrey, Seymour. Just me.


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