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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

During previews
45
Disappointing, Ill-conceived, Unbelievable, Confounding, Great music

See it if you'd like to see what happens when someone who wrote an excellent screenplay is unable to translate it into a compelling stage musical.

Don't see it if you like the movie Clueless, or you value the craft of lyric writing.

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
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
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
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
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
49
Banal, Cliched, Dated, Disappointing

See it if you like high school kids' shows. If you like silly remarks, short scenes, one liners.

Don't see it if you saw the movie...that is enough. Musical has lots of hip hop type dancing, empty headed high school kids. Very repetitious.

Also this show "has been done before"....generic. Lyrics are forced rhyme, ... 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
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
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
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
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
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.

During previews
44
A train-wreck, Ridiculous, Groan-inducing

See it if you're missing '90s music (exactly!) so much - you're willing to hear it being butchered through 2.5 hours of cliched inane lyrics & acting

Don't see it if you're looking for cleverness, originality, an actual story, characters to like, in a show that's not even good enough to be camp. Stay away

Also It takes a certain amount of effort and nerve to write a show that dea... Read more Read less

During previews
45
Disappointing, Funny, Great singing, Irrelevant, Unfocused

See it if you want a rather shallow look back at the 90's that borrows a lot of tunes from that era but with new, often unsuccessful lyrics.

Don't see it if you want a well-structured musical comedy with stakes -- this seems to meander and ultimately it's hard to care.

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


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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