1/4" scale model showing the designer's intended black-and-white illustrated effect.
Turntable Shop Exterior
Pre-show look: Skid Row shop exterior.
Little Shop Turntable Interior
Full cast, shop interior. Shop walls were painted in the style of the solid buildings, but were constructed from stretched skrim. The revolving walls were backlit during scene transitions.
Turntable Shop Interior
30+ hand painted & distressed advertisements decorated the space.
8'x20' hand painted billboard.
Exterior Brickwork Process
Solid walls were taped and painted in the desired illustrative style.
Translucent Scrim Walls
Turntable walls were painted on stretched shark tooth skrim and backlit during scene transitions.
Little Shop of Horrors
Daniel C. Dennis
C. David Russell
Paying homage to the musical's black & white B-movie origins, this production was set in a colorless world with costumes & set pieces that grew in vibrance as a reflection of the influence of the otherworldly Audrey II plant. The set features 30+ hand-painted advertisements (including a 19ft. monster movie billboard), translucent scrim turntable walls, and an assortment of brickwork all meant to be rendered in the style of a graphite drawing.