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Clueless, The Musical

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Members say: Entertaining, Fluffy, Disappointing, Funny, Great singing

About the show

Amy Heckerling takes us back to 90s Beverly Hills with this musical version of her beloved film "Clueless," a modern spin on Jane Austen’s "Emma​." More…

With her singular voice, she gives us a score that reimagines 90s hits into parodies and yearning monologues for her lovesick characters. Director Kristin Hanggi ("Rock of Ages") and choreographer Kelly Devine ("Come from Away") drive this fresh take on the story of Cher, a girl so psychotically optimistic she can’t see that her bungling attempts at playing Cupid disguise her own fashion-plated isolation.


Member Reviews (122)

MEMBERS SAY:

Entertaining, Fluffy, Disappointing, Funny, Great singing
71
Avg Score

75
Dated, Fluffy, Energetic, Well staged/choreographed, Weak lyrics

See it if you can't get enough of the movie, but it's no longer fresh & charming. Fast paced, well executed, fun dancing. Strong cast (saw understudy)

Don't see it if you want good lyrics; these are embarrassing. Still, gd voices/band. Will be gd for high sch/college prodns. Disappting, but entertaining.

84
Entertaining, Fun, Great cast, Light, Energetic

See it if You are a fan of the movie; enjoy stories set in High School; like music from the 90's. I thought this was a lot of fun! Great dancing too!

Don't see it if If you want challenging theater or want something more than just entertainment. It's a fun time.

83
Entertaining, Dated, Overrated, Refreshing

See it if *Dancing *Costumes *Nostalgia *Small theater. Not a Sound of Music or My Fair lady but our expectations were met.Swing Katie Goffman ALSO

Don't see it if Many youngsters in the audiences were quite upset re;. No Dove Cameron. New group must find a way to notify ticket holders early. ALSO

Also performed. an admiral Cher. Amy Heckerling's blurb re: Brooklyn etc be... Read more Read less

40
Great singing, Banal, Cliched, Disappointing, Insipid

See it if You want to see a star-on-the-rise talent in Dove Cameron.

Don't see it if You’re sick of materialistic high schooler stories & would hate a score of 90s pop music with new, but incredibly bad, parody-style lyrics.

80
Entertaining, Funny, Fluffy, Great singing, Suitable for teens

See it if You enjoyed the movie, and just want a fun night out with silly songs and enthusiastic singers & dancers. Take yourself back to high school.

Don't see it if You expect elaborate sets, melodrama, Evan Hansen, and a full scale musical.

Also After reading some of the other Reviews, I was surprised at the low ra... Read more Read less

74
Fun, Derivative, Fluffy

See it if you love the film and 90's music. Light silly energetic fun.

Don't see it if you're looking for anything original, including music. The "score" is re-purposed pop songs with updated lyrics - a bit awkward and cheesy.

79
If you liked the movie you'll love this show.

See it if You like shows about teens in high school with a 90's soundtrack.

Don't see it if You don't like teen musicals with 90's music as a soundtrack.

78
Entertaining, Disappointing, Disappointing choreo, Bargain basement mean girls, Very bad sight lines

See it if you like exuberant musicals. Cast is young and fresh.Very talented and enthusiast.Choreo is terrific but it is all the same dance.No variety

Don't see it if you want something new. It's basically Mean Girls, but without Tina Fey's wit or the brilliant staging and choreo of that show.

65
Entertaining, Fluffy, Disappointing, Cute, Energetic

See it if you are a fan of the 90's and up for a night of mindless entertainment and nothing more.

Don't see it if The music of the 90's is not your thing.

60
Banal, Excruciating, Fluffy, Indulgent, Insipid

See it if See my note

Don't see it if See my note

Also if you are scoring it as a new musical then it gets an 80 for energy a... Read more Read less

83
Entertaining, Funny, Banal, Cliched, Fun

See it if you’d enjoy a nostalgic trip to the 1990’s, or are a fan of one or more of the many popular musical theater actors in this cast.

Don't see it if you have high expectations for the score. They literally just added cheesy lyrics to 90s tunes.

Also Some favorites here include Be More Chill’s Will Connelly, Heathers al... Read more Read less

85
Funny, Delightful, Great staging, Refreshing, Girls just want to have fun

See it if You just want to have fun. Everyone on stage is and so is the very young audience made up of preteens through Millennials.

Don't see it if You dislike 90s music, which I didn't know from boo. The lyrics are original to the show and very funny.

Also Energetic dancing, vivid costumes, clever staging, and joyous performa... Read more Read less

82
Great acting, Great singing, Great writing, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if You are a fan or have never seen the movie.New lyrics are added to well known songs. The cast is energetic,with great singing and dancing.

Don't see it if This type of musical doesn't appeal to you. Prior experience with the movie may enhance your enjoyment of the musical components.

73
Delightful, Disappointing, Hilarious, Fluffy

See it if you are a 90s kid. This is 100% nostalgia, from the music to the story, to the iconic lines.

Don't see it if you don't know Clueless or 90s music/culture. I don't think it would be fun or funny without that background.

72
Ambitious, Disappointing, Great staging, Great singing, Great dancing

See it if Dove Cameron SHINES in her NYC stage debut as Cher; casting, cast chemistry, singing and dancing chops uplift with a handful of scenes

Don't see it if ROCK OF AGES creatives have a more difficult time managing tone and humor; many awkward scene endings; more song misses due to new lyrics

79
Energetic, Entertaining, Great dancing, Cliched, Fluffy

See it if you know who Dove Cameron is and you want to see her on stage; great dance numbers are enough for you; you are a teenager

Don't see it if you want something profound; you don't like exaggerated high school characters

63
Fluffy

See it if you are a fan of the movie, you'll have a good time. The script is almost word for word from the movie.

Don't see it if you aren't prepared for cheese. It's the early 90s in all it's glory and it is very cliche.

Also I LOVE the movie Clueless, so I had a good time, but man was the idea ... Read more Read less

75
Entertaining, Energetic, Fluffy

See it if You loved the film, you love the 90's,you like energetic fluff and talented actors being very entertaining.

Don't see it if It's a musical about entitled kids in Southern California. All the pluses could also be seen as minuses. It's escapism, but in a nice way.

Also I must have slept through the 90's music-wise as I wasn't aware the sc... Read more Read less

80
Fun, Engaging, Great music

See it if You like upbeat and clever HS musicals. This really worked. Old tropes well done.

Don't see it if You don’t like 80s and 90s music.

67
Overrated, Fluffy, Disappointing, Quirky

See it if You are young and like the Clueless story. The dancing is wonderful and the costumes are many and fun.

Don't see it if You are annoyed by too much cheerfulness and banal lyrics. It goes on too long and becomes repetitive

76
Entertaining, Fluffy, Well staged, Full of energy

See it if you loved the movie. Incorporates virtually intact all the humor of the film plus dance numbers / song. Teens, especially girls, love it.

Don't see it if you did not care for the movie. This does not break new ground.

20
Banal, Disappointing, Horrible lyrics, Excruciating

See it if you (or your tween) are huge Dove Cameron fans and have a pressing need to see her live.

Don't see it if you are expecting ANY new/original music or a show that effectively navigates the line between good "cheeze" and stinky "cheeze".

Also Sadly, this is perhaps one of the worst things I've seen in a long tim... Read more Read less

45
Maybe we should take a break from high school musicals... “as if” ... that’s “way harsh”

See it if the movie was adorable... the musical needs a “makeover”.

Don't see it if 90s soundtrack with new lyrics that are forced in to fit the characters and storyline; many of the well known movie lines fell flat...

Also ... the movie lines in Mean Girls worked, it didn’t in Clueless. It wa... Read more Read less

68
Banal, Disappointing, Fluffy, Insipid, Overrated

See it if you loved the movie, grew up on 90s music or want to see the guys steal the show from the girls

Don't see it if you want to see Dove Cameron who calls out frequently, don't like being surrounded by elementary school girls or expect a lot from a show

11
Banal, Dull

See it if you enjoy overly miked mediocre singing, music that sounds canned, and a story that was ruined by making it into a vapid musical.

Don't see it if you have any taste at all. Stick to the movie.

Also The lyrics are unimaginative. The dance numbers are ho-hum, and most o... Read more Read less


December 11th, 2018
“Affable but limp...The perverse flattening process that too often occurs when two-dimensional films are translated into the three dimensions of live theater has befallen ‘Clueless’...The whole production suffers from a heightened twinkliness...’Clueless’ cultists will find many of their favorite...
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December 11th, 2018
“The flame of originality barely flickers, leaving a show that feels only intermittently fresh, despite the commitment of a perky young cast...How much you get out of the show will depend on your appetite for '90s nostalgia...Some of this is genuinely witty, even if Heckerling's new lyrics are gr...
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December 11th, 2018
“The stage version of this ‘90s teen flick remains a light delight. But a great musical? As if...This playful, upbeat show should be an easy sell...But its lightweight narrative keeps it at the enjoyable-fluff level...Whatever. The look, tone and ’tude of the show is spot-on. Its fantasy life of ...
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December 11th, 2018
“Beverly Hills teen princess Cher Horowitz and her friends sing familiar melodies with dummy lyrics that are truly dumb...Like karaoke night attended by lame improv comics...It’s a pity, because the core material of ‘Clueless’ could have made a perfectly charming musical...’Clueless’ requires a s...
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