Beetlejuice (The Musical) Hits Orlando

Pictured (L-R): Britney Coleman (Barbara), Will Burton (Adam), Isabella Esler (Lydia) and Justin Collette (Beetlejuice) Photograph by Matthew Murphy, 2022

Say his title thrice … Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice!

Broadway’s ghost with essentially the most has hitched a trip on a sandworm all the way in which all the way down to the Dr. Phillips Middle for the Performing Arts in Orlando and let me let you know, people – it’s one hell of a spooktacular extravaganza! The musical resurrection of Beetlejuice is way extra electrifying than you’d anticipate a present a couple of lifeless man might probably be.

Haven’t heard about this dementedly whimsical Broadway musical? Nicely, get able to step into the Netherworld, people! Based mostly on Tim Burton’s off-kilter movie, Beetlejuice is a raucous, irreverent delight, stuffed with macabre humor and sly wit.


The powerhouse solid breathes life into the lifeless with panache. Justin Collette’s spectacular efficiency as the long-lasting, striped-suit sporting, wisecracking ghoul will maintain you engaged all the present. His charisma is larger than his hair and truthfully, it’s infectious. Collette’s Beetlejuice is as puckish as they arrive, all mischievous grins and mischievous appeal. He’ll make you need to scribble his title on each floor only for an opportunity at one other punchline.

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Isabella Esler (Lydia) Photograph by Matthew Murphy, 2022

Our favourite newly-dead couple, the Maitlands (performed by Britney Coleman and Will Burton), are dealt with with an adorably clueless appeal that makes their transition from the world of the residing to the lifeless each comedic and heartwarming. Alternatively, Delia (the superbly solid Kate Marilley), is the scene-stealing life coach/stepmom we by no means knew we wanted. Her self-help lingo gives among the greatest laughs of the night time. Making her skilled debut, Isabella Esler because the titular character Lydia merely blew us away along with her unimaginable performing and singing.


The scenic design is a Burtonesque dreamscape, with skewed views and an array of vibrant, sickly colours that in some way really feel proper at residence within the Netherworld. And don’t get us began on the sandworm! The sandworm, a behemoth that screeches, wriggles, and rears, is an utter spectacle of puppetry. This dread-inspiring creature, with its purple maw and grotesque magnificence, symbolizes the chaos of the Netherworld. It’s not only a prop, however a personality – a gnarly, twisting embodiment of the present’s devilish humor and uncanny appeal.


And the songs? They’re catchy sufficient to boost the lifeless! The lyrics, laden with darkish humor, completely steadiness the road between comedian and morose, similar to our title character. “Lifeless Mother”, “Say My Title”, and The Entire “Being Lifeless Factor” are a few of our favorites.

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Justin Collette (Beetlejuice) and Tour Firm of Beetlejuice Photograph by Matthew Murphy, 2022

Beetlejuice doesn’t take itself too significantly, and neither must you. BJ typically breaks the fourth wall, speaking to and relating with the viewers on a few of life’s commonalties! It’s a haunted rollercoaster of a present, stuffed with ghoulish laughs and madcap vitality. This isn’t a prim and correct, white-gloves-on type of Broadway present. No, that is Beetlejuice, darlings. It’s bizarre, wild, and wickedly entertaining.

As Beetlejuice himself says, ‘It’s showtime!’ So if you happen to’re within the temper to be delightfully disturbed, you’ve received till July 2 to witness the pandemonium (although most exhibits are bought out). Seize your handbook for the not too long ago deceased, buckle up for an evening of unearthly enjoyable and let Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice provide you with a hilariously horrifying night time to recollect!