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Beetlejuice (Broadway)

From 1,141 member  reviews
Members say: Entertaining, Funny, Great staging, Clever, Great singing

About the show

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!


Member Reviews (1141)

MEMBERS SAY:

Entertaining, Funny, Great staging, Clever, Great singing
83
Avg Score

94
Great singing, Great staging, Great acting, Entertaining, Clever

See it if if you like a musical take on a popular movie. The score works for this outlandish comedy with all sorts of clever stage tricks.

Don't see it if you don't like crude language, or you're sick of musicalized versions of other properties. Not exactly like the source material, but close.

Also Beetlejuice, deliciously played by Alex Brightman, is a riot of sights... Read more Read less

69
Great staging, Quirky, Ambitious

See it if You are a fan of the movie and want to some clever staging. The performers try very hard but can't overcome the dull score and predictable

Don't see it if You want a quiet thought provoking show.

81
Lots of fun, Great singing, Great staging, Entertaining, Clever

See it if You want to see a fun, entertaining musical that follows the pretty standard Broadway musical formula. You need to see Alex Brightman.

Don't see it if You want to see something out of the ordinary Broadway musical. You are expecting the movie - they've changed the story significantly.

55
Another musical based on an 80s movie... “this is a show about death”

See it if you believe Broadway doesn’t have a soul!

Don't see it if I think I’m personally running out of patience for musicals based on movies! Audience had fun...

Also ... Despite some funny lines, I didn’t have fun. Loved a couple of Sop... Read more Read less

80
Ambitious, Quirky, Refreshing, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if You want to see a unique musical about death. Leslie Kritzer is an absolute knockout in her role! She is a must see! Alex Brightman is A++!!

Don't see it if You blush easy. Lots of naughty humor & plenty of adult language. Takes a bit to get in the world of the show but once you’re in it’s great!

73
Great staging, Quirky, Fun show

See it if you are a fan of musicals...

Don't see it if you want a serious show...

60
Insipid, Disappointing, Banal

See it if I can't find reasons to see it.

Don't see it if you want to see good plays on Broadway.

Also The music was terrible. The singing and the characters were disappoint... Read more Read less

87
Raunchy, Great staging, Hilarious, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if You like funny musicals. You are a fan of any of the leads. You liked the movie. You want to laugh and see a spectacle.

Don't see it if You don’t like ridiculous over the top numbers with lots of special effects. You don’t like to have fun.

Also I am a huge fan of the movie, and, as pointed out in the opening numbe... Read more Read less

38
Indulgent, Disappointing

See it if You like seeing all new Broadway musicals. Are curious how they adapted it for the stage.

Don't see it if You are a fan of the film.

Also Changing Beetlejuice from a villain into a sitcom character was a miss... Read more Read less

77
Great staging, Slow, Funny, Entertaining

See it if want to see light and funny show; Leslie Critzer, Alex Brightman are the best as well as dancers.

Don't see it if Slow show with mostly boring songs, some of the actors are stone faced and do not know what to do with their legs and hands during songs

85
Updated, Great singing, Hilarious, Delightful, Clever

See it if you enjoy a fun, bright, mile-a-minute musical. This is all about the spectacle & non-stop jokes. It's lighthearted, yet lovely throughout.

Don't see it if you're a stickler for source material & don't like slightly sideways/darker humor. It's silly throughout & a good option for out-of-towners.

90
Hilarious, Great singing, Funny, Enchanting, Clever

See it if Fun fun show that has a rock concert vibe. Alex Brightman delivers a solid Beetlejuice

Don't see it if you don't wanna have fun.

78
Great scenery, Great singing, Quirky, Fluffy, Funny

See it if you are in for a night of zany fun that doesn't require a whole lot of thought.

Don't see it if you only like your theater with a serious side to it.

20
Excruciating, Raunchy, Insipid, Disappointing, Banal

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.

Also Wow, what a mess! Alex Timbers once again proves that too much isn't e... Read more Read less

81
Quirky, Great singing, Funny, Entertaining, Clever

See it if you like clever new musicals...you're a fan of the movie... you don't mind a musical pushing a bit too hard... you like laughing

Don't see it if the Disneyfication of Bway bothers you... it's a bit of an assault with the content music and lights at intermission

68
Great staging, Annoying, Banal

See it if You want to see phenomenal visual effects and see the fun movie transplanted to Broadway.

Don't see it if You want to be spooked or creeped. Beetlejuice is annoying and beyond irritating. Any part without him was fine

69
Funny, Great singing, Disappointing, Clever

See it if You like the specific cast members or an element of the show (David Korins sets)!

Don't see it if You loved the movie. It’s not the same story line and I felt the new choices didn’t work.

80
Cartoonish, Fun, Spectacular sets

See it if you liked the original cult movie,enjoy childish humor and over the top performances,and for the outstanding Alex Brightman & Leslie Kritzer

Don't see it if you're looking for something more than corny jokes, scenery-eating cartoon characters and forgettable music.It's a fun show, nothing beyond.

83
Fun, Great singing, Funny, Entertaining, Clever

See it if you want to smile your way through a few hours. this show so exceeded my expectations. lyrics and book so funny. it was pure entertainment

Don't see it if you are not satisfied with a night of just silly fun. there's no depth here but it is so well done and great entertainment.

87
Hilarious, Great staging, Enchanting, Delightful, Clever

See it if You like the movie, puppets, or anything gothy. It uses projection and lighting and puppetry in fun ways that serve the story.

Don't see it if There's no breakout musical number. That's the only thing keeping it out of excellent territory; the songs are all good, but none stand out.

84
Great staging, Great singing, Great acting, Funny, Entertaining

See it if you enjoy entertaining plays that have it all; singing, dancing and humor.

Don't see it if the constant talk of death is not appealing to you.

85
Funny, Entertaining, Quirky, Great staging, Great acting

See it if You want to have a really fun time at the theater. Alex Brightman is incredible as the title character. Really fun staging too.

Don't see it if You absolutely hated the Beetlejuice movie, cannot sit through another movie to musical adaptation.

Also I Really went into this show not expecting to like it at all, boy was ... Read more Read less

85
Great singing, Great staging, Funny, Entertaining, Clever

See it if you want a show with unique special effects that takes you on a journey between this world and the next.

Don't see it if you do not want a play that satirizes death.

65
Raunchy, Quirky, Dizzying, Confusing

See it if You are familiar with the story, this is like a 'Little Shop of Horrors' experience where you know the words and the plot

Don't see it if You have no idea what it is all about.

84
Great for teens, Fun, Silly, Great staging, Entertaining

See it if Somewhat diverging from the movie but just as fun, this clever show keeps a good pace moving through its happy, quirky story. Nice voices.

Don't see it if You don’t like some juvenile humour or themes around death, or fairly standard musical theatre. Nonetheless, it’s a good time!


April 25th, 2019
"This show so overstuffs itself with gags, one-liners and visual diversions that you shut down from sensory overload...Brightman and 'Beetlejuice' can indeed sustain this anything-for-a-laugh intensity. And it is not a trait that benefits from prolonged exposure...Here, everybody, including every...
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April 25th, 2019
"Whatever else it may or may not be, 'Beetlejuice' is spectacularly weird...there are magic tricks and giant worms and a starkly linear idea of the afterlife that contrasts well with the chaotic world of the living. If only so much of the rest of 'Beetlejuice' were not a busy mess...It looks grea...
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April 25th, 2019
"True to its source material, it’s loud, it’s cheeky, and it’s all about excess. It’s also—thanks in large part to Alex Brightman’s spot-on performance as the incorrigible titular ghoul—a pretty fun time...The truth is we’re not here for the sweet stuff; we’re here for the mayhem, and the show is...
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April 25th, 2019
"The show is a loving homage to a wonderfully weird original, reconceived for the stage with eye-popping design, full-throttle performances and a mischievous sense of fun...It's impossible to deny the virtuosic showmanship of lead actor Alex Brightman...The writers struggle to control the reins o...
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