Généralités: Histoire, thèmes et particularités

Résumé

Lock up your kids, folks, he’s back! Beetlejuice is ruder, raunchier and frankly, more repellant than ever in this original musical based on Tim Burton’s wonderfully demented film. 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. Plus singing and dancing, of course.

 

Historique du musical

Inspiration

It is based on the 1988 film of the same name, directed by Tim Burton with story by Michael McDowell and Larry Wilson

Génèse du musical

In 2016 a musical adaptation of the 1988 film Beetlejuice (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 Beetlejuice) was reported to be in the works, directed by Alex Timbers and produced by Warner Brothers, following a reading with Christopher Fitzgerald in the title role. In March 2017 it was reported that Australian musical comedian Eddie Perfect would be writing the music and lyrics and Scott Brown and Anthony King would be writing the book of the musical, and that another reading would take place in May, featuring Kris Kukul as musical director. The musical has had three readings and two laboratory workshops with Alex Brightman in the title role, Sophia Anne Caruso as Lydia Deetz, Kerry Butler and Danny Pudi as Barbara and Adam Maitland.

Productions
The musical premiered its pre-Broadway tryout at the National Theatre in Washington, D.C. for a limited run from October 14 to November 18, 2018. The production will be directed by Alex Timbers, choreographed by Connor Gallagher, 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.

On August 16, it was announced that Alex Brightman would star as the title role alongside Sophia Anne Caruso as Lydia Deetz, after playing the roles in the workshops.

On August 22, the full casting was announced including Kerry Butler (after appearing in workshops) and Rob McClure as Barbara and Adam Maitland, Leslie Kritzer and Adam Dannheisser as Delia and Charles Deetz, Jill Abramovitz and Danny Rutigliano as Maxine and Maxi Dean and Kelvin Moon Loh as Otho. The ensemble will include Tessa Alves, Johnny Brantley, Ryan Breslin, Brooke Engen, Abe Goldfarb, Eric Anthony Johnson, Elliott Mattox, Mateo Melendez, George Merrick, Ramone Owens, Devin Roberts, Presley Ryan, Kim Sava, and Dana Steingold.

On September 6, it was announced that following its Washington D.C. tryout, the musical will open during the 2018-19 season on Broadway at the Winter Garden Theatre with an official opening night on April 25, 2019. Exact start dates in March and casting are to be confirmed.

 

Détails

Liste des chansons

Act I
"The Whole Being Dead Thing / Invisible" - Beetlejuice and Lydia
"Ready, Set, Not Yet" - Adam and Barbara
"The Whole Being Dead Thing (Reprise 1)" - Beetlejuice
"The Whole Being Dead Thing (Reprise 2)" - Beetlejuice
"Dead Mom" - Lydia
"Fright of Their Lives" - Beetlejuice, Adam, and Barbara
"Ready, Set, Not Yet (Reprise)" - Adam and Barbara
"No Reason" - Delia and Lydia
"Invisible (Reprise)" - Beetlejuice
"Say My Name" - Beetlejuice, Lydia, Adam, and Barbara
"Day-O (The Banana Boat Song)*" - Delia, Charles, Maxine, Maxie, Lydia, and Ensemble

Act II
"Girl Scout" - Girl Scout, Lydia
"That Beautiful Sound" – Beetlejuice, Lydia, and Ensemble
"That Beautiful Sound (Reprise)" - Beetlejuice and Ensemble
"Children We Didn’t Have" – Barbara and Adam
"The Box" - Otho and Ensemble
"Dead Mom (Reprise)" - Lydia
"There's Gonna be a Good Old-Fashioned Wedding" - Beetlejuice
"Everything is Meh" - Boy Inferno
"Emily Would" - Charles
"Running Away" - Lydia and Charles
"Creepy Old Guy" - Lydia, Beetlejuice, Adam, Barbara, Charles, Delia, and Ensemble
"Jump in the Line (Shake, Señora)*" - Lydia, Beetlejuice, Adam, Barbara, Charles, Delia, and Ensemble

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Versions du musical

Versions majeures de Beetlejuice

Version 1

Beetlejuice (2019-04-Winter Garden Theatre-Broadway) (Original)
Durée : 5 mois 2 semaines Se joue actuellement
Nombre :
Première Preview : jeudi 28 mars 2019
Première : jeudi 25 avril 2019
Dernière : Open end, ouvert actuellement jusqu'au dim. 06 octobre 2019
Mise en scène : Alex Timbers
Chorégraphie :
Avec : Alex Brightman (as Beetlejuice), Sophia Anne Caruso (as Lydia), Kerry Butler (as Barbara), Rob McClure (as Adam), Adam Dannheisser (as Charles), Leslie Kritzer (as Delia), Jill Abramovitz (as Maxine Dean), Danny Rutigliano (as Maxie Dean), and Kelvin Moon Loh (as Otho)
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Mais aussi, quelques versions régionales ou mineures, ... de Beetlejuice

 

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