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Beetlejuice or Hadestown?

nicolep76
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Beetlejuice or Hadestown?#1
Posted: 5/14/19 at 5:19pm

Hi! I have comped tickets to see one of the shows on Thursday night through a friend. Does anyone have any recommendations on what I should go to? Hadestown doesnt initially seem like my cup of tea but the reviews are good so I’m torn.

Updated On: 5/14/19 at 05:19 PM
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Beetlejuice or Hadestown?#2
Posted: 5/14/19 at 5:25pm
You’ll have SO much more fun at Beetlejuice.

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Beetlejuice or Hadestown?#3
Posted: 5/14/19 at 5:46pm
Hadestown was my favorite musical of this season; I only found Beetlejuice to be ordinary.

But, we dont know you at all, so really hard to make suggestions.
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Beetlejuice or Hadestown?#4
Posted: 5/14/19 at 5:53pm

If you can, take a few minutes and listen to a couple of songs from Hadestown.  If that makes you say "Oh wow, that sounds beautiful", then go see Hadestown.  If that makes you say "That's interesting, but not my style" then go see Beetlejuice.  Hadestown is a beautifully staged and designed production, but if the score isn't your cup of tea, you'll get bored very quickly with it. (Personally, that was my reaction--from a purely artistic standpoint, Hadestown is a better production, but frankly, I had much more fun at Beetlejuice).

Updated On: 5/14/19 at 05:53 PM
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Beetlejuice or Hadestown?#5
Posted: 5/14/19 at 5:55pm

There is no competition here. You should see Hadestown, 100%. That's just based on show quality, but also, tickets for Hadestown are already much harder to get and will become even worse after the Tonys.

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Beetlejuice or Hadestown?#6
Posted: 5/14/19 at 5:57pm
Beetlejuice is just pure fun. Doesn’t require too much thinking and you’ll just have a big smile on your face while you’re watching eye popping scenic design.

Hadestown is incredible art with great music and a story that will have you thinking about the show long after you leave. Hadestown has the better chances of winning lots of awards as it was nominated for 14 Tony’s and might be a more difficult and expensive ticket to purchase later.

I’d say take the comp for Hadestown and pay to see Beetlejuice, if you can swing both.
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Beetlejuice or Hadestown?#7
Posted: 5/14/19 at 6:47pm

HADESTOWN is the one to see this season.   

Like others above have said, after the Tonys it will be a harder ticket to get.  

I have seen both and Beetlejuice is fun.

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Beetlejuice or Hadestown?#8
Posted: 5/14/19 at 6:57pm

Hadestown,no competition. 

 

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Beetlejuice or Hadestown?#9
Posted: 5/14/19 at 9:28pm
Surprised no one's brought this up, but you're saying you have free tickets to the show u don't see, say... for me???
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Beetlejuice or Hadestown?#10
Posted: 5/14/19 at 9:31pm

nicolep76 said: "Hi! I have comped tickets to see one of the shows on Thursday night through a friend. Does anyone have any recommendations on what I should go to? Hadestown doesnt initially seem like my cup of tea but the reviews are good so I’mtorn."

 

Comped tickets for HADESTOWN...Lucky you! Don't miss it!

https://www.hadestown.com/

Beetlejuice or Hadestown?

 

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Beetlejuice or Hadestown?#11
Posted: 5/14/19 at 10:29pm

I'd say Beetlejuice. Hadestown will run for much longer, and you can catch at a later date for much cheaper. 

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Beetlejuice or Hadestown?#12
Posted: 5/15/19 at 9:08am
Thanks guys! I’m gonna take a chance on Hadestown :) just wanted help deciding if going to see a “fun” spectacle show was more worth it than a “darker” musical. I love indie music so I should enjoy it!
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Beetlejuice or Hadestown?#13
Posted: 5/15/19 at 11:05pm
I wasn’t a fan of Hadestown. And even though Beetlejuice got a lot of hate on this board, my friends who have gone have all loved it!