Dear 100 Hour Board,
In response to Board Question <21836> regarding the Little Shop of Horrors, most schools do the original story with the original, sad ending. I was in the show when I was a teenager in a community theater production, and we did the original version.
And, interestingly (at least to me), the movie version was originally made with the doomsday ending, but when they screened it, audiences HATED it. So they actually went back into the studio and re-did the ending with all the fancy special effects (which, it is said, actually cost more than the rest of the movie). When they screened the new, American-friendly "happy ending" version of the movie, people loved it.
Food for thought, but not for plants.
- former actor