Inspired by the themes and raw emotions laid bare in Alanis Morissette’s Grammy Award-winning album, this new Broadway musical tells an original story about pain, healing, and empowerment. More…
From the show:
“Redemptive, rousing, and real, JAGGED LITTLE PILL stands alongside the original musicals that have sustained the best hopes of Broadway." (The New York Times, Critic’s Pick)
Inspired by Alanis Morissette’s Grammy Award-winning masterpiece, JAGGED LITTLE PILL brings to the stage the “humanly recognizable and magnificently staged story” (The Daily Beast) of the Healys, a suburban family whose serene Connecticut lives collide head-on with some of the most burning issues of today.
Through explosive choreography and the raw power of an onstage band, JAGGED LITTLE PILL creates a spellbinding musical experience that lifts its audience from moments of quiet, tender intimacy to pure rock ‘n’ roll release. The result is an electric, fearless look at what it means to be alive in 21st century America and an urgent call for us to come together even as the world pushes us apart.
“JAGGED LITTLE PILL is a show you want to shout about,” writes Variety, “a galvanic production that feels very much of the moment — this moment.”
See it if You want to see a powerful, energetic, imaginative interpretation of our super charged social climate with kick ass dance moves that rock!
Don't see it if You’re a misogynist...supported Brett Kavanaugh for the Supreme Court or the Orange Turd in the White House. You need to but you’ll hate it.
See it if If you like a story set to music . Really great singing in this show. If you like alainis Morsettes music.
Don't see it if If you do not like Morsettes music which can be an acquired taste. Some deep topics in the story line.
See it if Salad of current issues tossed into a dysfunctional family drama. Loved the music. Powerful songs & performances amplified the intensity.
Don't see it if “Too many” issues (#metoo, gender, opiods, etc). Melodramatic & preachy. Characters defined by their issues.
See it if you would like a musical with great choreography and important messages wonderfully presented to people of all ages by a talented cast.
Don't see it if you want a musical where you hum every song and everything is always happy. Here you are faced with current concerns and their difficulties
See it if you want to see 2 fine performances by Stanley & Patten. Also, this is one of the best juke box musicals as there is a cohesive book.
Don't see it if you do not like the music of Morissette. Also, if don't like musicals that are "downers". Many serious themes are explored in this show.
See it if you liked Next to Normal, Dear Evan.This isn't quite as good,but it's one of those rare musicals that has an important point to make.
Don't see it if you are looking for The Producers.I didn't know any of her music, & I was very pleasantly surprised at how good the show is.It is a gem.
See it if you love Morissettes music, great "jukebox" musical choice ,relevant on multiple levels, contemporary themes. The plot is successful
Don't see it if gay, drug, sexual issue related shows upset or offend you.
See it if you like listening to Alanis Morissette songs sung theatrically with great angst. And if you like plots worthy of the Hallmark network.
Don't see it if you like Alanis Morissette songs and don't want to see them trivialized to support cardboard characters and a mish mash of themes.
See it if you want a high energy jukebox musical that deals with many, many social problems* with great music & some very powerful songs
Don't see it if you would be annoyed by an overly energetic repetitive choreography; want to hear all the lyrics (over amplification), seeing twirling**
See it if a fan of Alanis Morissette’s music, like or unbothered by “jukebox musicals,” or a fan of one of the actors (who are doing their darnedest).
Don't see it if you can forgive some clichéd tropes, imperfect characters, uneven singing, and some songs that feel uncomfortably shoe-horned into moments.
See it if You oughta know that it unironically squeezes a lot of current social issues with touching renditions of Alanis songs.
Don't see it if Current issues (opioid epidemic, rape/culture, #MeToo, Like culture, checking White privilege, etc.) are too depressing / feels too packed.
See it if very today issues, well written (this should win best book of a musical), well staged and performed. for adults and serious theater goers.
Don't see it if want light fluff and flash. you may know some of the songs but they are well treated. not a typical jukebox musical
See it if A powerful musical dealing with prominent societal issues using the songs of Morissette as the score.The cast astounds, especially L.Patten
Don't see it if The book, dealing with drug addiction, dysfunctional family, race and adoption, gender identity, and sexual assault, plays like a soap opera
See it if you like your musicals to have a clear and modern point of view; you're a fan of Alanis; you like musicals about familial disintegration
Don't see it if you're fundamentally opposed to new shows built on existing music; you don't want to see sexual violence on stage; you don't like Alanis
See it if Fine-tuned musical that deals with tough subjects, but does not pander. Alanis’s heart, soul and brain lives in this musical.
Don't see it if This is not a rock concert, nor should it be. Put your expectations, and see JLP with an open mind and heart.
See it if you like the music or you want to see a musical that is completely relevant to our times.
Don't see it if you don't like musicals. I can't think of another reason not to see it.
See it if a talented cast performing Morisette music with great choreography is enough to satisfy you in an overdone, stereotype heavy show
Don't see it if over amplification that makes it impossible to discern important lyrics drives you nuts; or if multiple, confused story lines is too much
See it if fans of Alanis and/or Jagged will not be disappointed; deft integration of lyrics to storyline; fierce cast matches music & direction
Don't see it if plot can feel relentlessly dark so non-Alanis/Jagged fans or those looking for throwback happy musicals should consider carefully
See it if Alanis Morissette's music is the reason for the show's existence and Elizabeth Stanley and Lauren Patten do it justice.
Don't see it if The rawness and authenticity of the music is at odds with the banality of the over-stuffed and unnuanced libretto.
See it if You like Alanis Morisette's music, family stories about the "new" family, where parents are not necessarily mom and dad and the children may
Don't see it if be biologically related. Don't see it if you don't want to see any of the above.
See it if you know and enjoy Alanis Morissette's music. The story of the problems of the family was interesting and at times shocking.
Don't see it if you don't know Morissettte's music. Many times it was hard to hear the lyrics in the chorus numbers. The story at times was melodramatic
See it if Show stopping patten singing you outta know is show at its best. Lots of issues of the moment thrown in. Stanley’s mj unraveling compelling
Don't see it if Entire cast flailing about for too many songs. It adds to the rock angst flavor but is distracting compared to quiet moments for characters