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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 (123)

MEMBERS SAY:

Entertaining, Fluffy, Disappointing, Funny, Great singing

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

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.

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

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

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

69
This missed being really good, somehow., Fluffy, Banal, Good choreography

See it if You really love 90's melodies or love anything that has to do with Clueless the movie

Don't see it if you want great acting, great lyrics or a great musical

57
Disappointing, Sophmoric, Clueless

See it if you've a 12 year old who loved the movie!

Don't see it if you're looking for a great, original, musical adaptation of a funny and charming movie!

64
Cliched, Disappointing, Indulgent, Poor man's mean girls

See it if girl jukebox musicals are your favorite.

Don't see it if you are tired of cheesy musicals that capitalize on a trend.

Also Honestly, Mean Girls is much better.

60
Fluffy, Cute, Banal

See it if you LOVE Clueless and want to see it adapted into a fun musical and are a nostalgic softie for 90s music.

Don't see it if rewriting lyrics to fit the musical will put you off or if inconsistent pacing will bother you. It's fun but completely unmemorable.

67
Romantic, Quirky, Fluffy, Funny

See it if you are a fan of the movie and that era of 90s nostalgia.

Don't see it if you are looking for a super well-written show or anything that improves upon the movie.

65
Been-done-better, Overly-long, Another-jukebox

See it if you loved Legally Blonde, Heathers & Mean Girls & don't mind sitting through a lukewarm, inferior rehash of the three. Lead actress is good

Don't see it if cringe at parody lyrics of popular songs. After recognizing & laughing at use of a 90s hit, it is tough to sit through the unfunny lyrics

57
Indulgent

See it if you enjoy 90s music, love the movie, or want to see a fun musical

Don't see it if you want an interesting adaption of a movie

69
Disappointing, For teens, Fluffy

See it if you like colorful, energetic musicals lacking any lyrical or musical core, you're easily entertained seeing a favorite film set to "music".

Don't see it if You have reached voting age and don't have a youngster to accompany you.

Also There is plenty of fine talent on stage... Read more Read less

59
Entertaining, Insipid

See it if I liked the high energy dance numbers and the ambiance of the Signature Theater. Saw some girls - 7-16 yrs. They seemed to enjoy it.

Don't see it if I didn't like the lead character. The whole show was cute but I couldn't recommend it.

65
Refreshing, Quirky, Overrated, Fluffy, Entertaining

See it if If you love the movie and are looking to listen to revamped 90s hits.

Don't see it if The singing was sub par. More attention should have been paid to characterizing like the source material.

60
Entertaining, Disappointing, Ambitious, Clever, Funny

See it if You are a fan of Clueless but also that may be a reason not to see it. I wanted to love this but I feel like it needs a lot of work.

Don't see it if You don’t want Clueless ruined for you!

60
Fluffy, Disappointing, Cliched

See it if You like hearing the songs of your childhood performed in "different" ways.

Don't see it if You can help it. But -- again, if you have nothing to do, as a premise it might inspire you to do better.

During previews
68
Disappointing, Dated, Slow, Fluffy, Great dancing

See it if You want to see some great dancing! Otherwise see only if you’re a die hard fan of the movie & are curious to see how they’ve recreated it.

Don't see it if If you’re hoping for anything creative or fun or unique. They try out some ideas that don’t go far. The songs sound like jingles. No heart.

During previews
60
Banal, Disappointing, Mildly entertaining, Fluffy, Derivative

See it if to see another unsatisfying Cher musical, where this time Cher is sunny, based on the 90s hit teen flick & sung to the tune of 90s hit songs

Don't see it if ur unfamiliar w/90s pop music; u love 90s pop music & will be irked by the insipid lyrics rewritten for some of your favorite songs - As if!

Also Some nice performances by an earnest, talented cast, some energetic ch... Read more Read less

During previews
69
Humorous, Entertaining, Energetic, Innocuous

See it if Talented cast with energy abounding; some very funny moments; great dancers make the most of a small stage.

Don't see it if Stereotyped personalities; not the right venue for the play, stage too small; vapid; nothing new here but cast seems to be having fun.

Also I did not see the movie so cannot make any comparisons. I would have p... Read more Read less

During previews
69
Entertaining, Cliched, Dated, Disappointing, Fluffy

See it if You love ‘90s music. Dove Cameron was adorable. Dave Thomas Brown was crush-worthy. Lively musical numbers. Cute costumes.

Don't see it if Overly miced. Using ‘90s songs with new lyrics is kind of meh if you don’t like the music. Outdated and promotes over-consumption.

During previews
52
Banal, Disappointing

See it if you're such a fan of the movie that you want to see it in any form, even with poorly-rewritten 90s songs

Don't see it if you don't want to sit through what basically amounts to a two-act SNL sketch, low-budget sets and all

During previews
56
Banal, Cliched, Insipid, Amateurish

See it if you have to see every jukebox musical out there. 90's music with what can only be called parody lyrics, banal choreography adequate sining

Don't see it if you want an enjoyable evening in the theater. Act one was bad but act two was even worse

During previews
64
Ambitious, Lively, Amateurish, Disappointing, Fluffy

See it if You love the movie, love the 90’s or live the Disney star dove Cameron. Nostalgic costumes and references to 90’s culture are fun

Don't see it if You LOVE the movie-the actors try but don’trise to the challenge. music is cobbled together lyrics to 90’s songs Too much breaking 4th wall

During previews
55
Slow, Fluffy, Disappointing

See it if You're OK with unoriginal music, 90s pop hits with lyrics rewritten like Weird Al without a sense of humor. As if!

Don't see it if You want your actors to have chemistry. The romances we're romantic. The friendships we're friendly.


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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