Choose your musical: Stratford’s Little Shop of Horrors vs. Billy Elliot
|Toronto Star 15 May 2019 at 14:23|
This season, the Stratford Festival continues to expand the idea of what a musical at the renowned Ontario festival can be. The two musicals onstage at the 2019 festival represent something old — 1982’s Little Shop of Horrors delights in the camp horror of the ’50s and ’60s creature feature; and something new — Billy Elliot the Musical, first produced in 2005, is the most contemporary show to be staged at the Festival Theatre.
Musical aficionados may be singing to themselves, “Which one is right for mi-mi-mi-miiiiii?” Here’s what to expect from the two classic shows.
Dan Chameroy plays Orin, the dentist, in the Stratford Festival’s production of Little Shop of Horrors. (Cylla von Tiedemann)