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. (Past Reviews) More…
The Healys appear to be a picture-perfect suburban family — but looks can be deceiving. When the cracks beneath the surface begin to show, they must choose between maintaining the status quo or facing harsh truths about themselves, their community, and the world around them
Featuring lyrics by seven-time Grammy Award winner Alanis Morissette and music by Morissette and six-time Grammy winner Glen Ballard, "Jagged Little Pill" is directed by Tony Award winner Diane Paulus ("Waitress," "Pippin") and features a book by Academy Award-winning writer Diablo Cody ("Juno," "Tully").
See it if You're an Alanis fan or enjoy teen soaps. It's entertaining & hits on many current issues. Act2 has the better songs & was overall stronger
Don't see it if You dislike Alanis' music. Could be shortened, There are a few songs I had never heard before that could probably be cut.
See it if You want to hear new versions of Alanis’ hits & prefer jukebox musicals with original stories that aren’t about the performers themselves.
Don't see it if You can’t stand “timely” shows that hit on every depressing current issue — race, rape, addiction, privilege — this packs them all in!
See it if Like Morissette's music. Family with deep drama. Topics in show from addiction, rape, race, martial problem and sex.
Don't see it if Alot of going on with Topics in this show. As for the songs the words are the same but the music is play different.
See it if you already know lyrics & music, adore Alanis or Diablo, want current social issues Broadwayized, like frenetic staging & lots of volume
Don't see it if don't already know the lyrics, don't care 4 rock musicals, find sexual assault & drug overdose not 1st choices for musicalization
See it if You are a Morisette fan. You appreciate young talented singers/dancers & high energy productions. You can tolerate an overstuffed juke boxer
Don't see it if Are intolerant of juke box shows that strain to force songs onto an overstuffed, heavy handed, over-laden dysfunctional family story line.
See it if you are up for current issues ie. drug addiction, sexual assault, family dynamics set to music. Keeps you engaged & wanting more.
Don't see it if you want to hear all the words to each song - impossible
See it if you want to see our countries most pressing social issues put on stage in a very powerful way using an incredible album to tell the story.
Don't see it if the subject of sexual assault can trigger you or you are super conservative.
See it if Entertaining teen and family musical drama exposing the real story of a suburban family accompanied by Alanis Morrisette music.
Don't see it if This is a funny and edgy script, and although predictable has many shining clever moments with great performances by the cast.
See it if you like edgy, topical musicals and rock musicals. The cast is excellent, as is the band. I enjoyed it more than I expected.
Don't see it if you don't like loud, rock shows. I couldn't understand a lot of the lyrIcs. The choreography & especially costumes seemed 90s, which was odd
See it if you want a show with a great cast many of whom are making their b'way debuts. Great choreography. I saw 2nd preview. Loved it
Don't see it if you are not a fan of the composer and are looking for a traditional score.
See it if you're a fan of Alanis Morissette's music, enjoy straight-up family dramas; if you just want to see a new musical without being challenged
Don't see it if You dislike Alanis Morissette's music, dislike contemporary themes or teen-focused drama, are sensitive to rape and me-too themes.
See it if You love Alanis Morissette’s music, like shows that deal with current issues, like a lot of choreography in musicals.
Don't see it if You don’t like shows about current issues or that deal with multiple themes at the same time, don’t like rock music,
See it if You are a fan of the composer and like wending your way through tortuous family relationships to get to a happy ending.
Don't see it if You don’t like loud , long and confusing situations. Some lovely musical moments though.
See it if You like Alanis Morissette's music story about the Healey's dysfunctional family & secrets they keep to have perfection. Disastrous results
Don't see it if You don't like drug abuse, rape, sexual violence, gay issues + underage drinking
See it if You want a musical pushing issues at you at every moment. If you want to see the album set to a story about a suburban family w/problems.
Don't see it if You find any joy in the original album. Zero interest in any of the characters minutes into the show. Strong ensemble / 0 substance.
See it if you enjoy Alanis Morrissette music and topical stories that touch on relevant issues including sexual assault and drug addiction.
Don't see it if you want a musical in which the score and book are seamlessly integrated. Some Alanis songs connect to the story very well; others don't.
See it if for the most part, Morissette’s music compliments the book, which is jammed with many topics including...
Don't see it if rape, race, sexuality, opioid addiction and overdose, family expectations and disappointments ... accepting we are perfectly imperfect.
See it if You are able to tune out the audience around you or don’t care if you can’t hear dialogue. The sequences that soared really soared.
Don't see it if You are easily distracted and can’t afford to buy five rows for yourself. You want to see a concert (don’t ruin it for the rest of us)
See it if not just a juke box musical but a story with music. The themes of the play are relevant. Talent exceptional and sets simple. Tony winning
Don't see it if if you are not familiar with Alanis Morrisettes music. . hard to understand the diction of songs. Political play reflecting issues current
See it if You're a fan of Alanis Morissette. Decent singing although at times the lyrics were kind of drowned out by the band
Don't see it if You're not a fan of jukebox musicals and numerous storylines
See it if you love Alanis Morissette's music or are looking for a show that tackles many of the issues of the day. Also, see it for the cast!
Don't see it if you're fed up with woke culture. This show is exhausting at times, but at times genuinely enjoyable. Act 1 drags; Act 2 is notably better
Save up to 30% on tickets to the new musical inspired by Alanis Morissette's groundbreaking album. Show-Score members are saying "Jagged Little Pill" is "edgy", "absorbing", and "thought-provoking".
Ticket prices include all fees and a free drink after the show with fellow members. Come hang with us!
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