Beetlejuice remains a beloved classic for horror and comedy fans alike. The 1989 version directed by Tim Burton and starring Michael Keaton remains a classic around Halloween. It’s just one of those films that constantly holds up with repeatedly viewings.
Following this, there was also the bizarre children’s cartoon. It didn’t follow the movie at all, Beetlejuice was Lydia Deetz’s BFF rather than antagonist, and was amazingly fun. If you can dig up some episodes, then give it a watch.
Given the theatricality of both entities, it’s no surprise that a musical has been in the works.
Today, the official cast forBeetlejuice: The Musical The Musical The Musical was revealed.
While fans knew that Alex Brightman (School Of Rock) would play the title character, now we know the rest of the cast. Here’s the list.
Sophia Anne Caruso as Lydia Deetz
Kerry Butler as Barbara
Rob McClure as Adam
Adam Dannheisser as Charles
Leslie Kritzer as Delia
Jill Abramovitz as Maxine Dean/Juno
Kelvin Moon Loh as Otho
Danny Rutigliano as Maxie Dean
Dana Steingold as the Girl Scout
You can see the cast get their Handbook for the Recently Deceased below.
Rather than the film, which focuses on Barbara and Adam as they adjust to being dead, the musical will take a greater focus on Lydia. It will directed by Alex Timbers (Peter and the Starcatcher).
Here’s what the musical’s official website has for the synopsis.
“It’s showtime, folks! The ghost-with-the-most comes to the stage in this edgy and irreverent musical comedy based on Tim Burton’s dearly beloved 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 Beetlejuice, a delightful demon with a real zest for life. When Lydia calls on Beetlejuice to scare away anyone with a pulse, this double-crossing specter shows his true stripes, unleashing a (Nether)world of pandemonium, and the biggest sandworm Broadway has ever seen.”
It certainly sounds like a cross between the movie and the television show, which should be a lot of fun.
Beetlejuice: The Musical The Musical The Musical opens for previews in March and officially on April 25th.