Beetlejuice Beetlejuice Beetlejuice!
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Beetlejuice on Broadway!
It is impossible not to forget one of my childhood’s favorite villains and then to experience it on Broadway. My husband and I were given the opportunity to attend and share my experience with you all.
At first I wasn’t even sure what to expect of this show but since I loved the film I knew this was a show I would enjoy. From start to finish you are engaged in the story. The props, stage set and talent was amazing. They changed the story a bit, but still hysterical! Hugely entertaining adaptation of the movie. Great songs and supremely entertaining cast. Not for the little ones, but definitely ok for teens and up. In the beginning of the show Beetlejuice yells at the audience “This is a show about death,” and Beetlejuice was not exaggerating. Prepare also for giant sand worms, salsa dancing demons, and lots of cursing .
(Tip: leave the little ones home)
Directed by the talented Alex Timbers (Moulin Rouge!, Bloody Bloody), based on Tim Burton’s 1988 film Beetlejuice the musical similarly follows a newly deceased couple Barbara and Adam (Kerry Butler and Rob McClure) when Beetlejuice (Alex Brightman), arrives to bring chaos since that’s what he enjoys. The widower (Adam Dannheisser), and his joyless teen daughter Lydia (Sophia Anne Caruso), and his new girlfriend the life coach (Leslie Kritzer) move into Barbara and Adams house. If you watched the movie then you might know the rest and of course I wouldn’t want to spoil it for you. Just know that they join forces on stage with richly illuminating lighting designed by Kenneth Posner, bringing you tons of dark humor.
Tickets prices range from $59 to $179 (include a $2 facility fee). If you’re even considering attending purchase your tickets ASAP since BeetleJuice has been nominated for 8 Tony Awards, including Best Musical!
Location: Winter Garden Theatre 1634 Broadway, NYC
RUNNING TIME: 2 hours 30 minutes, including intermission.
AUDIENCE: BEETLEJUICE is recommended for ages 10 and older. Children under the age of 4 are not permitted in the theatre.