If you’re prone to searching musicals for life lessons, the takeaway in Little Shop of Horrors is that you can find fame and fortune as a florist — if you’re willing to feed human flesh to a ravenous Venus flytrap.
Seymour (the florist) and Audrey II (the extraterrestrial plant he thinks will solve all his problems) have a mutually exploitative arrangment — Seymour uses Audrey II as his ticket out of his sketchy neighborhood and into a better life, and the man-eating space plant uses him for dinner.
If you ever yell “THE BUTLER DID IT!” (with or without brandished candlestick) when your roommate asks about the suspicious red (wine) stain on her new yellow carpet, this is the show for you. Wadsworth, Professor Plum, Miss Scarlet, Colonel Mustard and Mrs. Peacock are pressed into service at Hill House once again to solve the murder of poor (and oft-done away with) Mr. Boddy. Complete with blackmail, thickly spread lies, and weapons being passed around like canapes, this delightfully meta theatrical version of Clue is adapted from the movie, which was adapted from the game.