Denver’s theater scene is about to get a spooky and hilarious twist! The Denver Center for the Performing Arts is rolling out the red carpet for the iconic “Beetlejuice” musical. This revamped classic promises a rollercoaster of emotions, from belly laughs to nostalgic sighs. 🎬
Behind the Curtains with CBS News Colorado
Exclusive to CBS News Colorado, Dillon Thomas got a sneak peek behind the scenes, mingling with the vibrant cast before they set foot on the Buell Theatre’s stage. Having toured the U.S. for over eight months, the cast’s energy and enthusiasm show no signs of waning. In fact, with every performance, their fanbase seems to multiply! 🌟
A Timeless Tale for All Ages
Actress Kate Marilley beautifully summed it up, saying, “A show about death was brought back to life by a fanbase, it is so cool.” Whether you’re a youngster or just young at heart, “Beetlejuice” promises a hearty laugh and a trip down memory lane. Isabella Esler, who brilliantly brings “Lydia” to life, believes the show has universal appeal. “I love the show, the show is super fun. I think it is for everyone,” she remarked.
Snag Your Seat!
With several shows between Sept. 5 and 17 already sold out, it’s clear that “Beetlejuice” is the talk of the town. But don’t fret! Your best shot at grabbing Beetlejuice tickets in Denver might be during the weekday performances. So, why wait? 🎟
A Cult Classic Reimagined
The musical’s charm isn’t just rooted in its past. While it certainly draws fans from the film’s original release, a new wave of followers, many of whom weren’t even born when the movie premiered, are joining the ranks. The allure? A blend of timeless humor, catchy tunes, and a sprinkle of nostalgia. “Our fans are amazing. They take a level of ownership over this show,” shared Justin Collette, the talented actor stepping into Beetlejuice’s quirky shoes.
Spanning Generations with Laughter
One of the musical’s standout features is its universal appeal. It’s a rare gem that can make multiple generations chuckle in unison. “It is so rare that you get something that spans that generation gap,” noted Will Burton, who plays “Adam” in the musical. Whether you’re a die-hard fan of the original film or new to the Beetlejuice bandwagon, this musical promises a delightful experience for all.
A Symphony of Familiar Tunes and Fresh Beats
The musical adaptation of “Beetlejuice” isn’t just a carbon copy of the film. While it pays homage to the iconic tunes that fans have come to love, it also introduces a slew of new numbers that are bound to become instant classics. The harmonious blend of old and new ensures that audiences are both comforted by the familiar and thrilled by the novel. As Esler pointed out, “There are a lot of running jokes… and fun little details that you will recognize from the movie that make it really fun.” So, whether you’re humming along to a beloved old tune or tapping your feet to a new beat, “Beetlejuice” has got you covered! 🎵
Why “Beetlejuice” Stands Out in the Broadway Crowd
In a world brimming with theatrical adaptations, “Beetlejuice” manages to carve a niche for itself. Its unique blend of dark humor, heartwarming moments, and toe-tapping numbers sets it apart from the crowd. But it’s not just the content that’s king; it’s the delivery. The cast’s impeccable timing, combined with their palpable passion, elevates the show to new heights. As the curtains fall and the lights dim, one thing is clear: “Beetlejuice” isn’t just a show; it’s an experience. And it’s one that’ll linger in your memories, long after the final bow 🎭.