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Clueless, The Musical

From 123 member  reviews
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
71
Avg Score

85
Entertaining, Funny, Great singing

See it if you love the movie. I found it very entertaining with the interesting twist of using new lyrics for songs that everyone will recognize.

Don't see it if you are expecting something new. Or you don't like musicals. I usually don't but I enjoyed the energy and creativity of this 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

75
Clever, Entertaining, Fun

See it if You want to see a fun show.

Don't see it if If you want to see a show with substance.

78
Delightful, Hilarious, Great singing, Nostalgic, Clever

See it if You love the movie or just anything from the 90s.

Don't see it if You dislike shows from movies or music from the 90s.

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!

75
Ambitious, Disappointing

See it if You enjoy a high energy cast and get 90s music references.

Don't see it if You are a fan of the movie and expect the same level of chemistry and nuance - it feels rather flat and forced on stage.

70
Entertaining, Funny, Fluffy

See it if you love the classic movie - its almost word for word with parody songs of all the classics from the film!

Don't see it if you're looking for original music - this is more parody musical than new musical

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.

82
Entertaining, Light-hearted. great dancing. clever lyrics.

See it if You want a fun show that doesn't take itself seriously and doesn't insult the audience either. You appreciate good choreography.

Don't see it if You want it to be as rich and moving as the film. You don't like song parodies.

Also Having read reviews, I didn't expect much, and to my delight, I had a ... Read more Read less

71
Funny, Entertaining

See it if As if I had a clue. Decent, at times funny musical, interesting how words to songs were rewritten to fit the show. Brown, Cameron fine jobs.

Don't see it if Looking for something special. If fine work by cast is not enough. Young in audience seemed to love it.

79
Funny, Delightful

See it if You loved the movie and remember the 90s. This was awesome and cheesy.

Don't see it if You didn’t like the movie and hated the 90s.

Also It was awesome but I was also a teen in the 90s. They basically took o... Read more Read less

79
Ambitious, Funny, Entertaining, Fluffy, Nostalgic

See it if If you remember the movie fondly, enjoy pop musicals, 90's music, want fluffy entertainment & fun time, talented cast, great singing.

Don't see it if you don't like the film, don't care for 90's music, you want well written original music, this was okay lyrics set to fun familiar 90s hits

Also Good fun. Sort of jukebox musical setting original lyrics to classic 9... Read more Read less

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

90
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Hilarious, Quirky

See it if you are a fan of the movie, looking for something new and different, and just looking for a good time.

Don't see it if you don't like 90's pop music, aren't a fan of the movie, or because it already closed.

78
Entertaining, Fun, entertaining, enjoyable

See it if you like Dove Cameron (although we saw the understudy, who was very good.) Also if you love the movie and can relate to that time period.

Don't see it if if you expect something original beyond the film. The music is fun, but mostly new lyrics to old songs.

87
Fluffy, Funny, Entertaining, Great dancing

See it if You liked mean girls, like a more intimate performance, enjoy great dancing and good singing. You enjoy a fun night out remembering classics

Don't see it if You only enjoy big productions and meticulous theater. This isn't for the perfectionist.

74
Entertaining, Funny, Fluffy, Romantic, Quirky

See it if You are looking for a fun evening out and enjoy shoes about teenagers and 90s music.

Don't see it if You are looking for deep commentary. This is light-hearted entertainment. Or if rewritten lyrics to classic 90s songs will make you crazy.

85
Clever, Entertaining, Intelligent, Fluffy, Quirky

See it if you are a fan of the movie and of the 90s - especially 90s music. You aren't looking for something profound, just sheer fun entertainment.

Don't see it if you don't like songs with rewritten lyrics. You want a serious play that will leave you thinking afterwards.

Also I am right in the heart of the target audience on this one. I clearly ... Read more Read less

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

88
Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Fluffy, Great singing

See it if You love everything about 90s pop culture! The show embodies the movie and the time period like a nostalgic flashback. A very fun time!

Don't see it if You're expecting original music.

70
Fluffy, Entertaining, Slow

See it if you love the film and original music, it really is silly with energetic fun scattered around

Don't see it if you enjoy well-defined, big productions and meticulous theater because there are some holes here and there

85
Entertaining, Funny, Fluffy, Clever, Quirky

See it if you’re a fan of the movie, grew up in the ‘90s or love ‘90s music, and want to escape with something bubbly and frivolous for a night

Don't see it if you plan on taking it seriously as a great musical.

Also Don’t go in with a critical mind. The show knows it’s ridiculous and o... Read more Read less

94
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining

See it if energetic and fun, delightful, i highly recommend it

Don't see it if if you don"t like musicals


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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