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Beetlejuice The Musical is a must-see for fans of the film, Broadway musicals, and anyone who loves a good laugh. Check out the details in my Beetlejuice The Musical parents guide review.

Beetlejuice The Musical Parents Guide

Beetlejuice The Musical has come to St. Louis, playing at the Fabulous Fox Theatre from October 10 through October 22. The musical takes the beloved and quirky film and brings it to stage with colorful performances, catchy songs, and incredible performances from the entire cast that will blow audiences away. This Broadway show comes to St. Louis, transporting audience members to the Never World and back, and will entertain with many laugh-out-loud moments throughout. Check out the details in my parents guide review.

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Beetlejuice The Musical Parents Guide

In Beetlejuice The Musical: It’s showtime! Based on Tim Burton’s dearly beloved film, this hilarious musical tells the story of Lydia Deetz, a strange and unusual teenager whose whole life changes when she meets a recently deceased couple and a demon with a thing for stripes. With an irreverent book, an astonishing set, and a score that’s out of this Netherworld, BEETLEJUICE is “SCREAMINGLY GOOD FUN!” (Variety). And under its uproarious surface (six feet under, to be exact), it’s a remarkably touching show about family, love, and making the most of every Day-O!

Beetlejuice The Musical Parents Guide

Beetlejuice The Musical Parents Guide Age Rating

Let’s take a look at what parents need to know in this parent’s guide and the age rating of the musical before letting their younger children watch Beetlejuice The Musical parents guide.

LanguageBeetlejuice The Musical parents guide contains strong language, with profanity used throughout. Lookout words include sh*t, f*ck, b*tch, d*mm*t, a**, orgy, crap, holy crap, hell, and boner.

Mature Content: The musical contains many adult themes, sexual innuendos, and discussions of death and suicide. The show begins with the death of a parent, which could be triggering for some viewers. There are also other deaths shown in the musical: an electrocution, an attempted suicide, a stabbing, a character eaten by a sandworm, and some “ghost” deaths, like one having their wrists slit and another having their arms ripped off.

There are many inappropriate sexual references and innuendos in the show. One is about jugs, referring to a pitcher and female breasts; characters are shown hummping one another; another character talks about how they got herpes; there is an implied sex scene; and there are discussions of orgies.

The show also contains loud noises and flashing bright lights for those who are sensitive to the issue.

Age Rating of Beetlejuice The Musical parents guideThe Fabulous Fox Theatre’s Beetlejuice The Musical is suggested to have an R rating by MTI (Musical Theatre International) for language, violence, sexual references, and death. It is appropriate material for ages 17 and older. The suggestion of parental guidance or an adult guardian is highly recommended for kids under 17 years old. This rating is based on the opinion of the author.

Overall Thoughts

Beetlejuice the Musical is a wild, wacky, and hilarious adaptation of the Tim Burton classic film. It features a book by Scott Brown and Anthony King, music and lyrics by Eddie Perfect, and direction by Alex Timbers. The show premiered on Broadway in 2019 and has been a hit ever since.

The musical follows the story of Lydia Deetz, played by Isabella Esler, a teenage girl who moves into a haunted house with her parents. Lydia is able to see and communicate with the ghosts of the house’s previous owners, Adam and Barbara Maitland. The Maitlands are desperate to get rid of the new family, so they summon Betelgeuse, played by Justin Collette, a mischievous bio-exorcist ghost, to help them.

The visuals and set in Beetlejuice the Musical are a feast for the senses, perfectly capturing the film’s unique and quirky aesthetic. Set designer David Korins has created a world that is both familiar and otherworldly, with a mix of gothic elements, cartoonish humor, and Broadway spectacle.

One of the most striking aspects of the set is its use of color. The Netherworld is a vibrant and chaotic place, and Korins’ design reflects that with a bold palette of reds, purples, and greens. The set also features a variety of unusual and eye-catching elements, such as a giant sandworm that rises up from the stage and a haunted house that appears to be melting.

The songs in Beetlejuice the Musical are a mix of catchy pop tunes, rock anthems, and haunting ballads. They perfectly capture the show’s unique and quirky aesthetic, and they help to move the story forward in a fun and engaging way.

The cast performances in Beetlejuice the Musical are top-notch, with each actor bringing their character to life in a unique and memorable way. Justin Collette is a standout as Beetlejuice, the titular “ghost with the most.” He brings a manic energy and infectious enthusiasm to the role, and he is clearly having a blast on stage. Collette’s performance is both hilarious and heartfelt, and he perfectly captures the character’s mischievous charm and underlying vulnerability.

Overall, Beetlejuice the Musical is a must-see for fans of the film, Broadway musicals, and anyone who loves a good laugh. It is a wild, wacky, and hilarious show that will leave you entertained from start to finish.

Beetlejuice The Musical Parents Guide