The Little Shop of Horrors is a rock musical written by Howard Ashman and composed by Alan Menken in 1982. It is based on a low-budget, black-and-white comedy film by the same name, which was directed by Roger Corman in 1960. The play is about a lonely florist, named Seymour, who raises a man-eating plant by feeding it his own blood. When the plant begins to require more than he can offer, a series of events lead to the plant eating two of Seymour's acquaintances and a very unexpected ending.
The Little Shop of Horrors has been performed both on and off Broadway as well as internationally. Since it requires a small cast and minimal stage sets, the Little Shop has become a favorite of community theaters.