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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

During previews
79
For me: tho inane, dynamic & technically well-done musical version of one of the iconic teen genre films of the past 25 yrs; but most critics disagree

See it if ready 4 Broadway NOW - hilarious new lyrics combined w '90s hit songs; uniformly strong cast; inventive, propulsive choreography/dancing

Don't see it if you hate teen HS/stoner movies; you have no affection 4 music of the'90s; like others u find musical 2 be charmless imitation of movie

During previews
85
Entertaining, Quirky, Funny, Corny, Delightful

See it if Its a funny comedy, little corny in a good way with good music

Don't see it if If you hat ed the movie, you may dislike this.

Also Music with funny interest lyric, music is 90's. Having funny enjoy sho... Read more Read less

During previews
75
Clever, Entertaining, Resonant, Dated, Indulgent

See it if you were in HS in the 90's and loved the music; you enjoy fluffy musicals with cute costumes and boundless energy, or are a fan of Clueless

Don't see it if you are not a musical fan in general, you dislike "formulaic" musicals and especially dislike the tunes of the 90's.

Also I am old, and have fond memories of HS -but nothing like this. If you ... Read more Read less

During previews
90
Great ensemble singing, Great choreography, Fast-paced, high-energy

See it if Successful movie to musical adaptation bringing 90s high school energy and songs to the stage. Dove Cameron shines.

Don't see it if You cannot tolerate adaptation of 90s song lyrics to tell the story, didn’t like the 90s, or think this theme has been done before.

Also Set is a giant plaid ribbon that is reminiscent of period clothing pat... Read more Read less

During previews
76
There's a lot to love, little to hate, A very young enthusiastic audience

See it if You like frenetic motion, it never stops, even if you want it to. Gorgeous costumes. Small stage and constant shuffle of sets. Follows film

Don't see it if You cant understand why anyone would vitiate the lyrics from the best songs of the 90's. You thought the film's narrative was slim.

Also This clearly does not have the charm of the film. But its not the same... Read more Read less

During previews
78
Entertaining, Dated

See it if Love the movie, though fall short. Dove is lovely. 90s nostalgia.

Don't see it if Needs tweaking, and more sophisticated production value

During previews
86
Fluffy, Entertaining, Great dancing, Irrepressible, Delightful

See it if fun, buoyant, talented cast in great costumes & voice on snazzy stage appeals. Nostalgia for '90s hit tunes will kick in, lyrics regardless!

Don't see it if you're not up to having a blast?! This sweeps you away in every sense. Great antidote if you're feeling down! Maybe not knowing movie helps?

Also I haven't seen the movie (yet), so I brought no expectations or prejud... Read more Read less

During previews
70
Cliched, Confusing, Dated, Disappointing, Entertaining

See it if It’s Clueless, which steals your heart. If you’re okay that it’s not Alicia Silverstone (and I’m not), and can see fun in a silly story.

Don't see it if You want the movie, don’t like the ‘90’s in general, think you’re seeing an original musical, or want more than a fun light comedy. It’s ok.

During previews
93
Delightful, Great singing, Great staging, Great writing, Entertaining

See it if you loved the movie. Amy Heckerling herself wrote the book and the lyrics to songs from the 90s for the score. Loved it!!

Don't see it if you were not a fan of the 1995 film or prefer serious subjects in musicals

During previews
88
Delightful, Entertaining, Great singing, Must see

See it if You like a feeling good musical with lively music and great dancing.

Don't see it if You only want to see a drama.

During previews
78
Clever, Entertaining, Great singing, Great dancing, So much fun!

See it if You love the movie 'Clueless' or you HAVE to see Dove Cameron live. Take your teenage girls who love the movie. Go for pure fun.

Don't see it if You think this is a new musical - It is NOT!! Watch the movie - if that's not for you, this isn't for you. Maybe not for the purists.

Also For other reviews: remember - this is an existing MOVIE with an existi... Read more Read less

During previews
74
Fun, Kitsch, Clever, Great dance moves, Entertaining

See it if you are a fan of the movie, the 1990's, or want to see a PG rated musical sprinkled with naughty jokes. These actors can dance!

Don't see it if you don't like the teenage musical genre. It lacks any edginess and is just fluff. Doubtful that it will go to Broadway. Wigs are terrible.

During previews
79
Entertaining, Funny

See it if You are a fan of the movie and 90's music.

Don't see it if You expect an elaborate story with a unique score. This is a slightly new twist on an old, familiar story.

During previews
80
High energy, Entertaining, Super choreo

See it if You want a high-octane, fast-paced romp and love watching talented young people singing and dancing their hearts out.

Don't see it if You need a strong and imaginative story line. There is not much in the way of character development and the ending is predictable.

Also There is plenty here for critics to pick apart. The story is simple an... Read more Read less

During previews
75
Funny, Entertaining, Nostalgic, Great dancing, Fluffy

See it if you enjoyed the film & are ok with a flimsy musical that's in on its own joke. It's almost full parody. Roll with your homies, & have fun!

Don't see it if you dislike musicals that utilize rewritten lyrics to well-known pop songs, tongue-firmly-in-cheek comedies, or hate the 90s to early 2000s.

During previews
92
Entertaining, Great staging, Quirky, Charming 90's fun.

See it if A charming romp thru h.s. in the 90's with a good heart & a little edge. Cute, bright, peppy staging & set design. Fun reuse of 90's songs.

Don't see it if Lighter musicals are not for you. You can't relate to teens issues and 90's songs.

Also A lovely star turn by Dove Cameron as 'Cher'. 'Josh' and 'Murray' shin... Read more Read less

During previews
81
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Fluffy, Refreshing

See it if You like musicals with great singing and even better dancing. Even if you weren’t a product of the 90’s.

Don't see it if You don’t like fluffy musicals or shows about teens.

Also I went to this fully expecting to hate it, the same way I hated Mean G... Read more Read less

During previews
72
Entertaining, Fun, Unoriginal

See it if you loved the movie and want to see a replica of it in theatre version. Also if you love 90's pop music.

Don't see it if you want original music. All songs are new lyrics to 90's songs.

Also This show follows on the heels of Legally Blonde, Bring It On, Heather... Read more Read less

During previews
84
Delightful, Great staging, Entertaining, Funny, Great singing

See it if Love the 90s and Clueless. Want to have fun watching a talented cast perform revamped lyrics to popular 90s songs in a beautiful set.

Don't see it if Would be offended to hear your 90 songs altered. Want a really deep serious musical. The 90s give you hives.

Also The show still needs some tweaks but it really is very enjoyable. The ... Read more Read less

During previews
85
Delightful, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if You are a fan of funny, campy, and cute high school musicals.

Don't see it if You are not interested in the original movie, you won't like this play because it's a pretty spot-on recreation.

Also I hesitated to see this play because I actually haven't seen the movie... Read more Read less

During previews
77
Entertaining, High-spirited, Fun

See it if you liked the movie; you are a fan of Dove Cameron; you enjoy watching a youthful, energetic show; the "Kids in America" finale.

Don't see it if you thought the movie was just plain silly; you think no one can replace Alicia Silverstone; you're not going to the theatre to have fun.

Also Okay, it's not perfect, but it was fun. It could lose a few minutes of... Read more Read less

During previews
75
Great singing, Cutsy with boundless teenage energy

See it if you want to see a musical with 90's music about high schoolers with boundless energy and teenage dilemma's.

Don't see it if you hate being entertained by loud music, terrific singing and dancing to 90's music with a storyline that's light and fluffy.

Also The story reminds me of Emma by Jane Austen in that the road to hell i... Read more Read less

During previews
75
Entertaining, Great staging, Fluffy

See it if you're a fan of the film, of '90s music, or of Dove Cameron (the Disney star).

Don't see it if you feel 2-1/2 hours is a long time for a musical based on a 97 minute film

Also I'm a huge fan of CLUELESS the movie, loved it - so I had high hopes f... Read more Read less

During previews
90
Absorbing, Delightful, Hilarious

See it if u loved the movie & want a nostalgic look back at the 90's.I was a little worried it might get corny but it was thoroughly enjoyable!

Don't see it if u hate teens & high school stories; if you want to see a show with serious themes; if you don't enjoy great dancing, singing and silly fun.

During previews
85
Clever, Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining, Funny

See it if You loved the movie and the music of the 90's. I did and was deeply into it. The music, lyrics and choreography is great. I adored it!

Don't see it if If you did not love the film.


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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