The ghost-with-the-most comes to life on stage in this new musical based on Tim Burton’s dearly beloved film. Directed by Alex Timbers ("Moulin Rouge!"). More…
"Beetlejuice" tells the story of Lydia Deetz, a strange and unusual teenager whose whole life changes when she meets a recently deceased couple and a demon with a thing for stripes. Under its surface (six feet under, to be exact), it’s a touching show about family, love, and making the most of every Day-O!
See it if you love the Day-O scene or Beetlejuice as a needy Guy Fieri; liked Charlie & the Chocolate Factory—a spectacle of similar size, quality.
Don't see it if expect innovative tech/set that rises to special challenges afforded by the plot. Story's revised to minimize the need for world-building.
See it if you want to see impressive crafts - costumes, set, hair/makeup, and lighting are all top-notch.
Don't see it if you want to see a good show. This is over-the-top and loud with characters you feel no connection to and a story that goes on too long.
See it if You enjoy being tortured by bad songs. The cast is just fine--too bad the material they were given is so bad. Just awful
Don't see it if you like shows with a good score; they manage to even mangle the Harry Belafonte classics here.
See it if You want to see how much really good actors can elevate really bad material and really bad direction - making it ALMOST tolerable.
Don't see it if You are looking for good theater - or if you have fond memories of the movie.
See it if You are a masochist. The first act is okay, act 2 is incoherent. Score is AWFUL. Design is great! Cast are doing what they can...
Don't see it if you want something coherent that won't make fun of you for shelling out $$ to see it. Cynical and shallow.
See it if You like shows that sound like they were written by 7th grade boys while they hid under the bleachers at gym class. Neat projections.
Don't see it if You like good music, well formed lyrics, and a coherent book, if you like to be entertained, if you love musicals, if you hate musicals. NO!
See it if You loved the movie and you're okay with cliched music, messy staging and over-produced design. (Though there are some funny lyrics in it!)
Don't see it if You expected to see any magic happening on stage, or any sense of cohesiveness in performance.
See it if You loved the movie/want to compare. The actress who played the daughter did a great job-that was good but the story and songs not so good.
Don't see it if You don’t like the movie or if there are opportunities to see other musicals
See it if Although we thought this show would be good for our grandchildren (9 to 15) they did not seem to enjoy it very much. Lots of foul language!
Don't see it if Way too much very foul language and sexual remarks made this show a very bad choice to bring children to. It was not god even for adults.
See it if You want to see a well designed show. You’re a fan of low-brow humor.
Don't see it if You want the dark, quirky charms of the movie.This is saddled with way too much backstory, deeply bad songwriting, and just fine acting.