BEETLEJUICE is coming to DC’s National Theatre for a 5-week limited engagement from October 14 thru November 18, 2018, and tickets for the pre-Broadway world premiere of the new musical comedy will go on sale that day at 10:00 AM.
This is the second consecutive year that the “Broadway at the National” season will open with a pre-Broadway world premiere. Remember last year’s sold out run of MEAN GIRLS?! These premiers are obviously popular, so you won’t want to miss snagging your seats.
What is BEETLEJUICE like? Well, expect it to be ruder, raunchier and frankly, more repellant than ever. Based on Tim Burton’s 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. All that, plus singing and dancing, too!
Directed by two-time Tony Award nominee Alex Timbers (Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, Peter and the Starcatcher) and choreographed by Connor Gallagher (The Robber Bridegroom), BEETLEJUICE features an original score by Eddie Perfect(King Kong) and a book by Scott Brown and Emmy Award nominee Anthony King (Broad City). BEETLEJUICE is produced byWarner Bros. Theatre Ventures (Mark Kaufman) and Langley Park Productions (Kevin McCormick).