I recently watched the movie of Beetlejuice and I was SO curious as to how it will translate to the stage. But I've also been hearing amazing things about Hadestown. If you had to choose one, which one would you see?
HADESTOWN, a million times over Beetlejuice. Read the older Beetlejuice thread from the DC tryout to get an idea of what the show is like, you should be able to find it with the search tool.
Hadestown!!!Here's a review of Beetlejuice (though, apparently the team has been doing substantial work to try to improve the show) https://www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/theater_dance/the-new-beetlejuice-musical-is-overcaffeinated-overstuffed-and-virtually-charmless/2018/11/04/66b21146-dfe3-11e8-b732-3c72cbf131f2_story.html
I saw Beetlejuice in DC, it needs some work. Great sets, costumes, special effects. Weak score.Hadestown is coming in with rave reviews.But, it does sound like these are two totally different shows, so it will also depend on your personal tastes.
Having seen both, this question reads like: "Should I eat a steak and lobster dinner or three-day-old horse poop?"Hadestown, every day. Beetlejuice is one of the worst shows I have ever seen out of town. (Although, yes, great sets/costumes.)
I haven't seen either show but am siding with Hadestown since it has had more time to be edited/improved. Beetlejuice premiered in DC last fall.Hadestown premiered in NYC off-bway back in spring 2016, then went to Edmonton in 2017, then went to National Theatre in the West End UK (just had its last performance this past weekend.)
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