About Beetlejuice: The Musical
“Beetlejuice” is a musical that has charmed audiences with its quirky story and lively music and lyrics by Eddie Perfect, with a book by Scott Brown and Anthony King. The plot revolves around a deceased couple attempting to haunt the new inhabitants of their former home and enlist the help of Beetlejuice, a mischievous bio-exorcist. The narrative is filled with dark humor, emotional depth, and a contemporary touch on themes of family, loss, and belonging, primarily through the character of Lydia, a teenager grappling with her mother’s death and her father’s neglect.
The musical is known for its dynamic and visually stunning stage production, capturing the essence of Tim Burton’s original 1988 film. With memorable songs, elaborate set designs, and a blend of raucous and heartfelt moments, it’s a theatrical experience that resonates with a wide range of audiences.
Why It’s a Must-See for Local Families and Theater Enthusiasts
Engaging Storyline: At its heart, “Beetlejuice” deals with universal themes of grief, family, and the longing for connection. It’s a story that, while wrapped in a fantastical plot, offers relatable emotions and situations that can open up conversations within families, especially those with teenagers.
Creative and Lively Production: The musical’s inventive use of stage technology, costumes, and makeup makes it a visual feast. It’s an opportunity to appreciate live theatrical innovation and artistry right in the heart of Worcester.
Humor and Heart: “Beetlejuice” balances its darker themes with humor and wit, making it an entertaining watch for people of all ages. It’s as much a comedy as it is a touching story, providing laughter and light-hearted moments throughout.
The Hanover Theatre: A Cultural Jewel
The Hanover Theatre and Conservatory for the Performing Arts, where “Beetlejuice” is set to play, is not just a venue but a cultural cornerstone in Worcester, MA. Renovated and restored in 2008, it’s recognized as one of the Top Theatres in the World by POLLSTAR. With a capacity of 2,300, its grandeur and elegance transport audiences to the golden age of theatre. Its significance lies not just in its architectural beauty but in its role as a center for culture, education, and community, making it an ideal home for a broad spectrum of shows, including Broadway hits like “Beetlejuice”.
Showtime & Location
The Hanover Theaster is located at: 2 Southbridge St, Worcester, MA 01608
January 2nd 2024, 7:30 pm
January 3rd 2024, 7:30 pm
January 4th 2024, 7:30 pm
January 5th 2024, 8:00 pm
January 6th 2024, 2:00 pm
January 6th 2024, 8:00 pm
January 7th 2024, 1:00 pm Audio description services available
January 7th 2024, 6:30 pm ASL interpretation available
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“Beetlejuice” is more than just a musical; it’s an experience that combines humor, heart, and artistry, making it a perfect fit for families and theatre enthusiasts alike. Its run at The Hanover Theatre is an opportunity for the local community to engage with top-notch live theatre and be part of a story that is as endearing as it is entertaining. Whether you’re a fan of the original film or new to the narrative, this musical promises an unforgettable evening of laughter, emotion, and maybe even a little bit of ghostly fun. Don’t miss the chance to see this spectacular production in one of Massachusetts’s most storied venues.