‘Little Shop of Horrors’ Los Angeles Play Opening with Celebrity Interviews

“Little Shop of Horrors” is one of the classic plays (movie and book versions popular also). Recently, The Pasadena Playhouse held the opening for the latest “Little Shop of Horrors” incarnation. Many celebrities showed up in support and talk about their love for the play. Check out my interviews below.

NICO SANTOS (CRAZY RICH ASIANS) and ZEKE SMITH (CBS SURVIVOR):

These two were a lot of fun and had great energy. I enjoyed their banter and hearing about their love of theater. I asked Nico about Crazy Rich Asians sequel, but apparently he’s still out of the loop on it also. So we shall see what happens with that.

JOHN MICHAEL HIGGINS (PITCH PERFECT):

I’ve lately been seeing John Michael Higgins on commercials. Michael has been a working actor for a long time, but most remember him from the Pitch Perfect movies. I enjoyed hearing him talk about the new young fanbase he got from it. Very cool guy.

RYAN CARNES (GENERAL HOSPITAL):

I’ve interviewed Ryan before and he’s a great interview. Engaging and fun. We have the connection of being Illinois residents, so the Midwestern thing is always a conversation starter. Ryan has done a lot of various work from General Hospital to movies. Always fun to see him in a new project.

CARLY HUGHES (AMERICAN HOUSEWIFE):

This was my first time interviewing Carly and I enjoyed talking to her. She did well answering the question about learning from the show about being a housewife.

GRIFFIN MATTHEWS (NETFLIX DEAR WHITE PEOPLE):

Griffin attire was so catchy and unique. He did a great job of talking about how the show had personally impacted him. I found him to be a pleasant individual and a good interview.

CARLA JIMENEZ (SPIES IN DISGUISE):

Carla had really good energy. I didn’t know she had a musical Christmas album coming out, so that was interesting to find out. She and George Salazar seem to be close, so she came out to support him like a good friend would.

SUZANNE CRYER (SILICON VALLEY):

It was great to see the bond between Suzanne and Serenity. They both seemed very excited to be there and I enjoyed their interaction in the interview.

STEPHANIE HSU (THE MARVELOUS MRS. MAISEL):

Stephanie gave some nice insight into what the set of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel is like, which seems to be a very fun place to work. Stephanie seemed to be really enjoying her time in LA.

ERIK LIBERMAN (BROADWAY ACTOR):

I don’t often get a chance to speak with theater actors the caliber of Erik. It was really cool to hear his approach to acting on stage on Broadway and what that’s like. Very interested in checking out his book on Jayne Mansfield.

For more on Little Shop of Horrors, visit: https://www.pasadenaplayhouse.org/event/little-shop-of-horrors/

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Written by Jim Alexander

Jim Alexander hails from Chicago where he started his journalism career as a film critic and founder of the Chicago Independent Film Critics Circle (CIFCC). He's a Rotten Tomatoes approved critic. Jim founded Reel Talker as a platform to share his love of movies and entertainment. Jim's favorite part of being a journalist is getting to meet and interview actors, filmmakers and entertainers. Jim is a host and on-camera personality for AfterBuzz TV. Aside from his work with Reel Talker, he's the site owner of the Bachelor Universe website, where he recaps and talks about all this ABC's 'The Bachelor'. He also runs the Reel Talker Podcast that can be found on iTunes. In his free time he enjoys attending sports events and playing in recreational leagues. He currently resides in Los Angeles.

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