The amazingly crafted musical is winning hearts and people are just not getting enough of the wonderful show!
Beetlejuice! Beetlejuice! Beetlejuice! The much-loved gem created by Tim Burton in 1988 has made a comeback after more than three decades and looks like it is as popular as ever. While we are not getting a sequel to Beetlejuice anytime soon, the Broadway adaptation has come as a major relief to the fans of horror.
The dark comedy has stepped on the stage with all new musical tracks, amazing cast, and brilliant make-up and sound effects, are you ready? (in Michael Keaton's voice) It's SHOWTIME!
Unveiled in April, the Broadway show is soaring in popularity and selling out tickets faster than you can imagine. Directed by Alex Timbers, the cast of the musical includes Tony nominee Alex Brightman (School of Rock) as Beetlegeuse. Sophia Anne Caruso (Lazarus) as our very own goth teen Lydia Deetz, Rob McClure and Kerry Butler as Adam and Barbara Maitland, Leslie Kritzer and Adam Dannheisser as Delia and Charles Deetz, Danny Rutigliano and Jill Abramovitz as Maxie and Maxine Dean, and Kelvin Moon Loh as Otho.
"The ghost-with-the-most is coming to life on stage in this original musical based on Tim Burton's wonderfully demented film. Directed by Alex Timbers (Moulin Rouge!), 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 with a thing for stripes. When Lydia calls on Beetlejuice to scare away anyone with a pulse, he comes up with the perfect plan involving exorcism, arranged marriage and the biggest sandworms Broadway has ever seen," the Beetlejuice Broadway website explains.
The Broadway version even though is based on the movie, it is quite different from it in many ways. Speaking to EW, director Alex Timbers shared, "Refocusing the story on Lydia's emotional journey, Lydia's relationship to Beetlejuice — who were [both] more like secondary characters in the film — felt like a great way in. Beetlejuice and Lydia are both trickster figures, in a way. Certainly, Beetlejuice is, but musical theater has a great history of con men as characters when you think about Bialystock and Bloom or Harold Hill in The Music Man, so it felt to me that the DNA of those two characters felt like great musical theater protagonists in the way they work off each other."
The musical has already earned not one or two but EIGHT Tony nominations, including one for Best Musical and THAT, says a lot about how brilliantly executed the show is. Tickets for the show are priced from $59 to $300 for premium seats and can be purchased here.
The musical has shows lined up till October so in case you are willing to watch Beetlejuice for Halloween, you can book your tickets already and avoid missing out.
Fans, critics, and prominent names in the industry have all come forward to praise the magical "Beetlejuice The Musical" and it definitely isn't something you would wanna miss out on watching. The casting and performance of the actors have received major appreciation by people.
Talking about the lead actor, Timbers noted, "He’s one of those characters in film that you can imagine breaking the fourth wall, and I think in theater, you want these characters that vibrate with life and can kick over the footlights and land in your lap. That’s Beetlejuice. He can directly address the audience. He can be an unreliable narrator. He can be a Loki figure, you know? He can be a god of chaos, and that’s really exciting." Have you watched it yet?