It’s showtime, folks! Beetlejuice is ruder, raunchier and frankly, more repellant than ever in this original musical based on Tim Burton’s wonderfully demented film. More…
Directed by Alex Timbers ('Peter and the Starcatcher'), 'Beetlejuice' tells the story of Lydia Deetz, a strange and unusual teenager obsessed with the whole “being dead thing.” Lucky for Lydia, her new house is haunted by a recently deceased couple and a degenerate demon who happens to have a thing for stripes. When Lydia calls on this ghost-with-the-most to scare away her insufferable parents, Beetlejuice comes up with the perfect plan, which involves exorcism, arranged marriages and an adorable girl scout who gets scared out of her wits.
See it if You’re a fan of the film or of blockbuster musical comedies. Though not exactly like the movie, fans will still enjoy it & the performances.
Don't see it if You’re looking for a family show. There are a ton of sex jokes & profanity, most of which is unnecessary (the other jokes are good!).
See it if you’re not too familiar with the movie & you enjoy dark, irreverent, juvenile humor. (The sets & costumes look great. I’ll give them that.)
Don't see it if you cherish the movie b/c not much works here! They try to make the show their own but the plot is confusing. And the music is forgettable.
See it if you are a fan of the movie, the actors or just having a great time in general
Don't see it if you are prudish about language or situations (and please don't bring kids under 10 if you don't want them exposed to these things)
See it if you want a fun show rife with raunchy humor and familiar visuals. Holds true to aesthetics, and nods to signature elements from the movie.
Don't see it if you’re a purist about the movie, or you’re looking for a family night activity with kids. Even crasser than the movie. Not for all ages.
See it if you enjoy a musical comedy that uses a beloved film as source material, but puts a unique spin on the story. See it if you like crass humor.
Don't see it if you're offended by crass humor, don't like entertainment for the sake of entertainment, want gripping drama, or prefer long book scenes.
See it if you really love old movies expensively brought to life as Broadway level musicals that cost 21 million dollars.
Don't see it if you require realism and more substance. It does have excellent performances and singing, though.
See it if You want to be thoroughly entertained and won't mind an inventive new take on the story that leaves all the beloved characters in tact.
Don't see it if If you want an exact replica of the movie or are easily frightened by loud noises and special effects or found the movie offensive in part.
See it if you want an original spin on the story w/ amazing stagecraft & performances. Even fans of the film will be surprised at what happens next!
Don't see it if you have young kids. It's got crude language/sexual references (PG-13). I probably wouldn't recommend this for anyone under age 18.
See it if You liked the movie or you like the idea of the movie. Alex Brightman was delightfully manic as beetlejuice.
Don't see it if You are easily offended by off color jokes and/or do not appreciate new musicals.
See it if you're a fan of the movie or want a really fun crazy musical experience.
Don't see it if you're easily offended, don't like musicals or expect exactly like the movie or are looking for something for young kids, it's very adult.
See it if You like fast moving comedy with harmless quick jokes and overdone singing in character.
Don't see it if you expect excellent singing. Each character sings in his characters voice which detracts from three quality.
See it if You want to see a show that touched on many important topics as deaths family relationship in a satarical way. Great cast and set designs!
Don't see it if You are under the age of 14. This is a show meant for adults. May want to check out the film if haven’t seen it. second act a bit long.
See it if you're a fan of Beetlejuice and are looking for a fun night out.
Don't see it if you expect a lot of the original music or mind that a lot of the story heavily mimics/relies on the movie.
See it if Lovers of the movie will go nuts! You love Alex Brightman who should lock up the Tony race finally.
Don't see it if The show still needs work. Kerry Butler & Rob McClure's roles should be more grounded. Sophia Anne Caruso's diction and projection are poor.
See it if You love a big show with lots of bells and whistles, backed up by a strong score and plot.
Don't see it if You are sensitive to language and/or the occult. You have been warned, church ladies!
See it if you love the film Beetlejuice. The sets are incredible, the cast is hilarious, and the music fits. The book is so-so.
Don't see it if you don't know who Beetlejuice is. The show relies on you having seen the movie and it will be confusing for newcomers.
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