Review: Beetlejuice the Musical


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Mandatory Credit: Photo by Stephen Lovekin/REX/Shutterstock (10219047h) Sophia Anne Caruso and Alex Brightman ‘Beetlejuice’ Broadway play opening night, Curtain Call, New York, USA – 25 Apr 2019

Cass Salot

With its opening night on April 25th 2019 at the Winter Garden theatre in New York, the fresh and new musical comedy Beetlejuice tells the story of Lydia Deetz, a strange and unusual teenager obsessed with the whole concept of “being dead.”
Lydia recently moved into a new house which she comes to realize is haunted by a recently deceased couple and Beetlejuice, a demon who has a real charm for life. When Lydia calls on Beetlejuice to scare away anyone with a pulse, the demon does not disappoint in serving what Lydia is asking for.
The edgy musical adaptation comes from Tim Burton’s famous movie starring Michael Keaton as Beetlejuice and Winona Ryder as Lydia Deetz. The 1988 classic earned plenty of nominations for its advanced hair, makeup and costumes, as well as nominations for Best Picture in plenty of award shows.
As for the Broadway production, it earned several nominations including “Best Musical of the Year” at the Tony Awards. The leading man of the Musical Alex Brightman who plays Beetlejuice was nominated for “Best Actor in a leading role in the musical”.
Beetlejuice performs 8 performances a week at the Winter Garden Theatre.