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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

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
69
Funny, Great singing, Fluffy, Entertaining, Disappointing

See it if you like musicals and great costumes

Don't see it if you want a play with substance and into size diversity casting

During previews
5
Inane, soporific

See it if you are, or feel like, an easy-to-please 16 year old girl.

Don't see it if amateurism in a professional context vexes you.

Also With this and MEAN GIRLS both opening this season, NYC is inundated wi... 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
61
Cliched, Entertaining, Fluffy, Indulgent

See it if You like classic 90's songs reimagined. You enjoyed Legally Blonde, Mean Girls, etc. You love the movie - it's basically a carbon copy.

Don't see it if You're looking for an original musical. There's not much originality here.

During previews
40
Banal, Cliched, Dated, Disappointing, Slow

See it if you want a karaoke-nostalgia mash-up.

Don't see it if you want a good story, a coherent arrangement, or hope for humanity.

During previews
65
Nostalgic, Entertaining

See it if You were a fan of the movie.

Don't see it if You didn't watch the movie or don't know who Dove Cameron is.

Also The musical tries to re-create the beloved 90s movie with almost shot ... Read more Read less

During previews
55
Disappointing, Dated, Banal, Charmless, Confounding

See it if you see every movie adaptation, you like Kelly Devine's choreography, you can't get your head out of 1994.

Don't see it if you loved Clueless the movie, want a piece that's clever or imaginative, you don't know every hit song from the 90s.

Also This had so much potential and sadly, save for an enthusiastic cast an... 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
65
Banal, Confusing, Great singing, Disappointing, Funny

See it if you liked the movie but have low expectations for a; like the music of the 90; want to hear great singing and actors working their asses of

Don't see it if you want to see a great adaptation of a movie to the stage.

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
3
Confusing, Disappointing, Excruciating

See it if You want to someone who should never do musical theatre. The star girl lead, Dove, has a frozen face. Can not act at all.

Don't see it if If you are expecting anything remotely close to the movie. This is simply a hot mess!

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.

During previews
59
Disappointing, Great singing, Cliched, Entertaining, Fluffy

See it if you love shows about teenagers and enjoy pop songs even if they don't really fit in the show.

Don't see it if you're obsessed with the movie and are hoping it will be as good; if you're looking for a well-constructed musical.

Also OK, so like, I'm totally obsessed with the movie Clueless. I've seen i... Read more Read less

During previews
60
Disappointing, Great acting, Great singing, Great staging

See it if you are a fan of 90's music and/or the movie Clueless and aren't looking for any super clever dialogue or lyrics.

Don't see it if You want really clever lyrics.

Also The production values are great, the cast is great, just disappointed ... Read more Read less

During previews
93
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Funny

See it if You enjoyed the movie or you just like good silly musicals.

Don't see it if You don't like musicals of movies or you don't like silly

During previews
71
Fluffy, Cliched, Delightful, Entertaining

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

Don't see it if If you are looking for something profound. This is a light, cute musical.

During previews
91
Entertaining, Funny, Intelligent, Great writing, Great singing

See it if If you enjoyed the movie, you will love the musical. Life is eternally high school. Thank you Tina Fey!!!

Don't see it if I don’t know why anyone wouldn’t be able to relate on some level..... dont see if you hate musicals

During previews
95
Clever, Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if You enjoyed the movie Like a great cast Like 90’s music Want a fun, lighthearted evening

Don't see it if You want something deep


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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