It’s so funny, you’ll laugh your shrunken head off! It’s Showtime, and Beetlejuice is back, now on tour at the Ohio Theatre in Columbus, so grab some tickets and come join in the tragic… I mean magic! And be transported to a deep and dark underworld… I mean a wonderful world! Featuring your all-time favorite singing sand worms, dancing Demons and more! Somehow Beetlejuice makes death feel like living…so here goes, Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice… BEETLEJUICE!
Beetlejuice is back and haunting a brand-new house, featuring an astonishing set, and a score that’s out of this Netherworld. Based on Tim Burton’s dearly beloved film, this hilarious musical tells the story of the strange and unusual teenager, Lydia Deetz who is dealing with her mother’s death and her neglectful father. When the Deetz’s move into their new home, the last thing they expected was for the previously deceased owners to still be there, not to mention the devious bio-exorcist ghost named Betelgeuse, with a thing for stripes… now all Betelgeuse needs is for someone, living, to say his name three times… The Deetz’s want their house ghost free, the Maitland’s want their house, and lives back, and poor Lydia is stuck being pulled from all three sides! In all, a remarkably touching show about family, love, and making the most of every Day-O!
It Was a Horror Show. Now It Feels Like a Hit. – Daily Beast
“A jaw-dropping funhouse!” – The New York Times
“A BIG, FANTASTICAL FUNHOUSE OF BURTONESQUE MAGIC!” – People Magazine
Beetlejuice is a musical based on the 1988 fantasy horror comedy film directed by Tim Burton and starring Geena Davis as Barbara Maitland, Alec Baldwin as Adam Maitland, Winona Ryder as Lydia Deetz, and Michael Keaton as Betelgeuse. It won the Academy Award for Best Makeup and three Saturn Awards for, Best Horror Film, Best Makeup, and Best Supporting Actress for Sylvia Sidney. The film’s success spawned a successful animated television series running from 1989 to 1991, and a series of video games.
The musical has music and lyrics by Australian musical comedian, Eddie Perfect and book by Scott Brown and Anthony King. The production was directed by Alex Timbers and choreographed by Connor Gallagher, with musical direction by Kris Kukul, scenic design by David Korins, costume design by William Ivey Long, lighting design by Kenneth Posner, sound design by Peter Hylenski, projection design Peter Nigrini, puppet design by Michael Curry, special effects by Jeremy Chernick, illusions by Michael Weber, music producing by Matt Stine and dance arrangements by David Dabbon.
This musical production had a pre-Broadway tryout at the National Theatre in Washington, D.C. in late 2018, before moving onto Broadway at the Winter Garden Theatre in March 2019, where it was nominated for 8 Tony Awards, and took home both the Outer Critics Circle Award and Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Set Design.
Get ready to have some “SCREAMINGLY GOOD FUN!” – Variety
BEETLEJUICE is “A FEAST FOR THE EYES AND SOUL!” – Entertainment Weekly
“THESE GHOSTS ARE GONNA LIVE FOREVER!” – New York Stage Review
“A fun jaunt through the Netherworld” – Entertainment Weekly