‘Little Shop of Horrors’ in Pasadena: Secrets of a radically reconceived Audrey II

“Little Shop of Horrors” at Pasadena Playhouse
George Salazar plays Seymour opposite a wholly rethought Audrey II, here rendered as a hot pink tabletop curiosity (operated by puppeteers below), in Pasadena Playhouse’s “Little Shop of Horrors.”
(Bryce Darlington)

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Ashley Lee is an entertainment news reporter at the Los Angeles Times. She was previously a New York-based editor at the Hollywood Reporter, where she covered film festivals and awards shows, protested alongside Michael Moore and Mark Ruffalo, and got into the room where it happens for “Hamilton’s” Mike Pence moment. She also completed the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center’s National Critics Institute and Poynter’s Power of Diverse Voices workshop, and has written for the Washington Post, Backstage and Billboard, among others.