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 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 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'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 you love shows that slip in biting commentary on current events. Also see the show if you are hoping to see some connections to the movie.
Don't see it if you are expecting the play to parrot the movie. Also do not see the show if you abhor disjointed plot lines and filler choreography.