Beetlejuice the Musical

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Posted: 3/28/18 at 10:12am

Premiering in DC this fall.

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Posted: 3/28/18 at 10:20am

Timbers and Bettlejuice "should" be a perfect match!

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Posted: 3/28/18 at 10:22am

Beetlejuice the Musical

The pre-Broadway world premiere of the new musical comedy BEETLEJUICE will open the 2018-19 “Broadway at the National” season this coming October! BEETLEJUICE performance dates and the remainder of the 2018-19 “Broadway at the National” season will be announced in the coming weeks, with subscription packages going on sale at that time and individual tickets at a later date.

DON’T SAY THE B WORD.

Lock up your kids, folks, he’s back! Beetlejuice is ruder, raunchier and frankly, more repellant than ever in this original musical based on Tim Burton’s wonderfully demented film. Directed by Alex Timbers, 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. Plus singing and dancing, of course. 

Beetlejuice the Musical

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Posted: 3/28/18 at 11:02am

Maybe I'm the only one who noticed (having developed, mostly for fun, a Beetlejuice musical pitch during my college years), but this musical description seems to suggest the show is returning to its roots in the film's original, darker and more plot-centric, unproduced screenplay. Two elements here were not made present in the film as produced, but were important to the original version of the concept: Beetlejuice is a demon, and the younger girl (I'm assuming the "Girl Scout" is her) playing a part in the denouement.

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Posted: 3/28/18 at 11:13am
Any ideas about the cast?
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Posted: 3/28/18 at 11:34am

Norbert Leo Butz is playing Beetlejuice 

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Posted: 3/28/18 at 11:36am

Maybe it's because this is one of my favorite movies, but something about Beetlejuice becoming a musical seems off to me. I'm afraid it will end up too campy and not dark enough. Of course, the movie itsself is very campy, but in a... gothic way? At the same time, I don't want this to just be The Addam's Family, you know?

I also hate to be like the audiences who hated Groundhog Day just because they loved the movie... as someone who had never seen the movie, I adored the show. So, maybe I just need to separate the two. 

Alex Timbers does give me a little more faith.

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Posted: 3/28/18 at 12:04pm

lightguy06222 said: "Norbert Leo Butz is playing Beetlejuice"

Don’t know if this is a joke, but this sounds perfect. Wonder how long his contract with My Fair Lady is. Weren’t early labs with Christopher Fitzgerald and then Alex Brightman?

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Posted: 3/28/18 at 12:13pm

Yeah, to my knowledge, Butz has never been involved in the show's development. Not to say that doesn't mean he can't be involved in the premiere, but still

I hope Leslie Kritzer continues as Delia Deetz.

"...everyone finally shut up, and the audience could enjoy the beginning of the Anatevka Pogram in peace."
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Posted: 3/28/18 at 12:41pm
Interesting. Has anyone heard this score by Eddie Perfect? Or, for that matter, his one for King Kong?
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Posted: 3/28/18 at 1:11pm

I'm also both fascinated and concerned by the "really f***ing explicit" and "ruder and cruder" take the promo promises- other than a notorious F-word and a few innuendos, Beetlejuice is the epitome of the boundary-pushing eighties PG, and it was standard programing on ABC Family and even Disney Channel.

Looks like they're running as hard as they can in the opposite direction, hoping to be an edgy Book of Mormon type success.

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Posted: 3/28/18 at 1:34pm
They just finished a lab (or maybe it’s still happening, I’m not completely sure). Sophia Anne Caruso is Lydia, Alex Brightman is Beetlejuice. George Salazar and Danny Quadrino were involved, as well.
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Posted: 3/28/18 at 4:27pm

Is there ANY film left without the words 'the Musical' following the title?

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Posted: 3/28/18 at 4:52pm

 The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie?

...oh, wait....

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Posted: 3/28/18 at 4:55pm
Hyperbole: The Musical!
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Posted: 3/28/18 at 10:16pm

Don't ask me how I know this, but I know firsthand that Beetlejuice doesn't work on stage. It just wasn't meant for it. Love Timbers, but this is a flop waiting to happen, as badly as I want it to work.

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Posted: 4/18/18 at 7:16pm

HUGE fan of the movie since I was a kid. Do you think it'd be sense to travel all the way to DC (Im from NY) to see this. Even if its a flop I want to make sure I get to see it because of my love for the film and am nervous that if reviews and word of mouth isn't good enough in DC it won't make its way over here.

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Posted: 4/18/18 at 7:20pm

The cast is still undecided. I was planning on going to the audition for Lydia, but I had a conflict and I couldn't go... I was soooo sad. But, yeah they are still casting.

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Posted: 4/18/18 at 8:41pm

Wonder if they’re going to cast a high school
aged actress as Lydia. If they do Mallory Bechtel would be perfect for the part.

edit: oops. Just saw the post mentioning Sophia Anne Caruso. So it does look they are going for an accurate aged actress.

Updated On: 4/18/18 at 08:41 PM
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Posted: 4/19/18 at 10:13am

"HUGE fan of the movie since I was a kid. Do you think it'd be sense to travel all the way to DC (Im from NY) to see this. Even if its a flop I want to make sure I get to see it because of my love for the film and am nervous that if reviews and word of mouth isn't good enough in DC it won't make its way over here."

 

We took the train to DC for Mean Girls, it wasn't that bad at all. left Saturday morning and made a day of it. We were back home by 1am.

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Posted: 4/19/18 at 10:32am
Day trips from NYC to DC can be a little tiring, but go for it!
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Posted: 4/19/18 at 10:33am

robskynyc said: ""HUGE fan of the movie since I was a kid. Do you think it'd be sense to travel all the way to DC (Im from NY) to see this. Even if its a flop I want to make sure I get to see it because of my love for the film and am nervous that if reviews and word of mouth isn't good enough in DC it won't make its way over here."
We took the train to DC for Mean Girls, it wasn't that bad at all. left Saturday morning and made a day of it. We were back home by 1am.
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That’s what I’m thinking about doing! Haven’t been to DC since I was very young so I’m sure it’ll be fun just to go!

 

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Posted: 4/19/18 at 1:58pm

Call_me_jorge said: "Wonder if they’re going to cast a high school
aged actress as Lydia. If they do Mallory Bechtel would be perfect for the part.

edit: oops. Just saw the post mentioning Sophia Anne Caruso. So it does look they are going for an accurate aged actress.
"

The audition for Lydia was ages 14-18... IDK what they will go for in the end but that's what I know

 

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Posted: 4/19/18 at 4:14pm

Just a BTW, Equity shows (like this one) are required to hold EPAs and ECCs. So just because they were holding auditions doesn't mean the show isn't cast, or just because a role is on the breakdown doesn't mean the role isn't cast.

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Posted: 4/19/18 at 5:19pm

I don't think he is. He is in My Fair Lady and that is just opening tonight. I cannot imagine he would leave the chance for a Tony nomination, right? 




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