The other employee of Mushnik’s Flower Shop, she is honest and attractive, but has very low self-esteem and therefore dresses like trash, attracting all the wrong guys. Not well-educated, and a bit air-headed, she is the gum-snapping, bleached-blond secret love of Seymour’s life. Lacking in education and self-esteem, she suffers from feelings of hopelessness at her situation in life, including her abusive relationship with her boyfriend, Orin Scrivello. Seymour names his plant after her.
"Oh no. It’s just a daydream of mine. A little development I dream of. Just off the Interstate. Not fancy like Levittown. Just a little street in a little suburb, far far from Urban Skid Row. The sweetest, greenest place – where everybody has the same little lawn out front and the same little flagstone patio out back. And all the houses are so neat and pretty… ‘Cause they all look just alike. Oh, I dream about it all the time. Just me. And the toaster. And a sweet little guy. Like Seymour…"
Song: "Suddenly Seymour" - Measures 32-57
Ronnette, Crystal, and Chiffon
Description: Street urchins who function as both participants within the action of the play, and as “doo-wop” chorus girls outside it. They are our primary storytellers who help move the story along and provide some narrative. They’re hip, smart, and the only characters who really know what’s going on. They occasionally sing to the audience directly, with a secret smile that says, “we know something you don’t know”.
Monologue 1 (Ronnette): "There’s another big hot-shot lookin’ for you Seymour. From uptown. He’s been asking askin’ all over, where can he find you? You’re famous, Seymour."
Monologue 2 (Crystal): "So dump the chump, get another guy, and let him protect you. And we got one all picked out. A little botanical genius. And we ain’t talkin about George Washington Carver."
"Skid Row" - Measures 1-21