103 - Feed Me, You Nudnik! - The Original, Abandoned Score
This week on Off The Cutting Room Floor, we're taking a look at Howard Ashman and Alan Menken's original approach to Little Shop of Horrors, and the remnants that have come to light.
Theme music is the track "always slept so soundly" by serisu, off the EP domestications.
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Cassette sound effect (which has been extended) is by Bertrof on freesound.org. https://freesound.org/people/Bertrof/sounds/351567/
Persistence of Vision documentary, sourced from Wikipedia
"The Animator Who Never Gave Up – The Unmaking of a Masterpiece," Summer, Edward (1996).
Howard Ashman, radio interview with WBAI, c. 1982. Howard Ashman audio cassette collection, Library of Congress.
Genesis of a Song: Alan Menken Breaks Down Writing His Little Shop of Horrors ‘Prologue,’ Playbill.
The Anatomy of a Song (Working In The Theatre #417), The American Theatre Wing
Theater Talk, "Alan Menken, Part 1," CunyTV.
Howard Ashman papers, Library of Congress.