Beetlejuice is ruder, raunchier and frankly, more repellent than ever in this original musical based on Tim Burton’s wonderfully demented film. Directed by Alex Timbers (Moulin Rouge!), 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.
The musical, based on the Tim Burton dark comedy, will feature a score by Australian musician-comedian Eddie Perfect (who is also at work this season on the incoming King Kong musical) and a book by Anthony King and Scott Brown. Alex Timbers (the Moulin Rouge! musical) will direct; Connor Gallagher will choreograph.
The stage musical adaptation of Beetlejuice, is set to make its world premiere in Washington, D.C., this fall, and will arrive on Broadway in spring 2019. The D.C. engagement kicks off October 14 at the National Theatre, where it will open November 4 and run through November 18. Tickets can be purchased by clicking here. Performances will begin in March at the Winter Garden Theatre prior to an April 25 official opening.