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 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
See it if Great book,great music, excellent cast. This is a relevant, entertaining, and thought provoking show. I highly recommend it. See it!
Don't see it if Do not miss it. It is a must see and timely show. See it!
See it if this bright, non-stop show packs a punch; not your mom's juke-box musical (although she'd probably love it); best-of-Bway singing, staging
Don't see it if you find Morissette annoying or dated; don't want topicality in your musicals. Topics incl. overdose, rape, but not graphic (it's a musical)
See it if You want to see a really moving portrait of sexual assault and it’s ripple effects through life and a community.
Don't see it if You want the whole show to stand up to how that one thread is handled. There are too many pieces, short-changing what is most affecting
See it if You like Alanis Morisette's music - and enjoy coming of age themes. The staging and choreography are unique and the talent is amazing.
Don't see it if You don't like loud rock music. You don't like difficult modern subjects - like pornography, opioid addiction and date rape.
See it if a. you love the music b. you like dramas
Don't see it if you are triggered by challenging topics, feels like every one of them, besides death was covered
See it if The Alaniss morisette music matches a story full of multiple contemporary issues Some wonderful exciting musical numbers. Very contemporar
Don't see it if A modern encyclopedia of today’s issues-can feel like a smorgasbord. But really what we all face today just jam packed into 2 hours.
See it if you're a super woke member of society & also love the Jagged Little Pill album. This is a flawed show but it's still relevant & interesting.
Don't see it if you're looking for escapism at the theater b/c this show is full of very real, weighty issues. It's not a fun show & the narrative is weak.
See it if you love big stage jukebox musical productions full of talented performers who belt like there's no tomorrow. Morissette fans will enjoy it.
Don't see it if you like plays that are created by artists rather than put together purely for commercial success. Disjointed stories. Panders to audience.
See it if 2 groups- 1) Anyone interested in social activism. 2) 30+ year olds who grew up on these songs. Basically ME. Trying to have some opinions.
Don't see it if If you hated Next To Normal, or don’t like when every character has a subplot. It weakens the effect. Frankie’s plot could have done more.
See it if you like songs by Alanis Morrissette set to a story. Great singing by an able cast. Just wish the story is not crammed with socio-politics.
Don't see it if Juke box musicals are not your thing and if you don't like musicals that preach to you.
See it if you enjoy Alanis Morissette's music and are keen to see it set to an original storyline. Lauren Patten's "You Oughta Know" is a highlight.
Don't see it if not necessarily a reason not to see, but be aware that the show tries to tackle too many issues, and therefore glosses over most of them.
See it if You're a die-hard Morisette fan. The interpretations of her music are well-crafted and moving.
Don't see it if If you don't get Morisette. The story line is far too broad - like an after school special with all the big problems thrown into a blender.
See it if you're a fan of Alanis Morrisette and/or want to see an intense evening of rock or a night of positive female empowerment. Open your mind!
Don't see it if you aren't familiar with the artist (lyrics may be hard to catch on 1st listen) or want only a happy musical with no darkness.
See it if You want to hear a fresh take on Alanis' music with great vocal arrangements. Very of the time with the topics, and a really talented cast.
Don't see it if You are bothered by "progressive liberal" ideologies. This show deals with addiction and rape as well. Also, can be loud at times.
See it if you're into every hot button issue of the day being dealt with shallowly over several characters through Alanis Morisette songs.
Don't see it if you value original musicals with individual characters who express themselves through songs written specifically for them -- not jukebox!
See it if You like the Alanis Morisette songbook, musicals that are largely dramatic, and serious themes such as sexual assault and opioid abuse.
Don't see it if You don’t care for Alanis Morisette’s songs, prefer to see a musical comedy with spectacular sets & dances rather than serious themes.
See it if You like musicals like Next to Normal and Spring Awakening.
Don't see it if You're not interested in the problems of a rich, suburban family from CT.
See it if you have any nostalgia for Alanis Morrissette's music or if you want to support a cast with several non-binary/trans ensemble members
Don't see it if you've no tolerance for after-school special territory or if you're personally not able to engage with theatrical takes on sexual trauma
See it if You love Morissette's music and want to hear it in the context of a story, even if it is a weak one
Don't see it if they try to tackle way too much, and in the process aren't able to capture depth in any of those threads. it can't decide who's story it is