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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
71
Avg Score

84
Fun, Great acting, Great singing, Entertaining, Funny

See it if You aren't looking for a huge production with glitz and glamour. You like a fun, light-hearted topic.

Don't see it if You want a full on spectacle. You are looking for a serious story.

72
Ambitious, Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Enchanting

See it if You liked the movie (it is the movie times 100) and that type of humor. You like 90s songs. You like clever musicals and clever staging.

Don't see it if You don't like that type of humor. Watch the movie first.

91
Clever, Entertaining, Refreshing

See it if you dug the movie or are into fast-paced shows. The soundtrack was very clever...taking 90's songs but changing the lyrics to match the show

Don't see it if you're not a fan of musical comedies or 90's music.

90
Entertaining

See it if Want to recapture some 90s music, want to be entertained by good cast, night of high energy

Don't see it if You don’t like cliched little plot line entertainment

89
Clever, Entertaining, Cliched, Fluffy, Quirky

See it if You have affection towards the movie and miss the music of the 90s.

Don't see it if You are looking for a musical with meaning.

Also I watched the original movie before seeing the show. They did a pretty... Read more Read less

75
Funny, Fluffy, Delightful

See it if you're a fan of the movie, or of 90s music.

Don't see it if you're neither of the above/if you were born in the 00's. Odds are most of the jokes within the show will fly right over your head.

Also A decent screen to stage transition - I would have loved to have seen ... Read more Read less

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

100
Clever, Entertaining, Fun, Great acting, Refreshing

See it if You love a fun musical, 90s music, or screen to stage adaptations that are cleverly done.

Don't see it if You're not into the 90s or not looking to have fun.

70
Entertaining, Funny, Fluffy, Disappointing

See it if you want to see a pretty solid romcom that stays close to the movie. The use of 90s music with new lyrics elevates the campiness and fun.

Don't see it if you expect more than fluff. The show is light and performances spirited, but all in all, Clueless is ultimately forgettable.

77
Romantic, Entertaining, Vintage

See it if You are a huge fan of the movie and greatly appreciate the music of the 90s! Follows the movie very well with many iconic moments

Don't see it if You aren’t on trend with turning movies in the musicals. This is a 90’s jukebox musical with altered lyrics.

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.

75
Funny, Delightful, Disappointing

See it if you're looking for a high energy show with clever choreography/staging and are a fan of the movie.

Don't see it if The show lacks depth in both the script and music and the adaptions of 90s music are thrown in at complete random.

95
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Great singing

See it if You loved the 90s and everything about it. If you love clever lyrics and just having fun at a contemporary and creative show.

Don't see it if You hate singing, dancing and teenagers having fun.

76
Banal, Cliched, Fluffy, Funny, Entertaining

See it if You enjoyed the movie CLUELESS, or love the top 40s pop hits of the nineties. If you love hard-driving hip hop influenced choreography.

Don't see it if You are interested in shows of depth. Also the show presupposes that you have seen the movie. If you hate loud pop, this is not for you.

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.

95
Delightful, Funny, Quirky, Refreshing, Entertaining

See it if you love all things Clueless and the 90's! This is a very fun and refreshing musical--one that will make you sing and dance along!

Don't see it if you prefer bigger Broadway productions and don't like 90's pop.

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!

77
Clever, Great singing, Great staging, Cliched, Quirky

See it if Great vocals and dancing

Don't see it if Cliche

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
86
Fun!, Great singing, Great music, Entertaining

See it if you like the movie and you want to have fun with a story and music you know. Great fun! Just as tongue & cheek and the movie.

Don't see it if you expect a serious play or a musical that wants to take itself too seriously. You didn't read the blurb which tells exactly what to expect

Also Based on the reviews I saw here, I was really not expecting much. I wa... Read more Read less

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
48
Banal, Cliched, Disappointing, Fluffy, Overrated

See it if You want an unoriginal musical. Show like the movie. If you liked the movie.

Don't see it if You hate one liners that fall flat. A comedy that's not funny. Not great acting. If you wa ant a good lead act actor.

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
74
Clever, Disappointing, Fluffy, Quirky, Well staged / choreographed

See it if High octane performances w/ Devine's crackerjack choreo & Clark's vintage costumes help to fuel musical over rough spots in dated book

Don't see it if Oddly flat despite energetic & at times manic ensemble Music - weird hybrid of rewritten 90's hits/oddities Traces of Austen's tone remain

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


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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