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BEETLEJUICE THE MUSICAL to premiere in Melbourne in 2025!

Broadway musical Beetlejuice is set to make its Australian premiere in 2025, bringing the much loved musical version of Tim Burton's 1988 film to Melbourne. The eight-time Tony Award-nominated musical has a score by Australian composer Eddie Perfect, and is based on Tim Burton’s much-loved movie. The show also has a book by Scott Brown and Emmy Award nominee Anthony King (Broad City), and orchestrations and incidental music by Kris Kukul.

Beetlejuice: The Musical on Broadway. Photograph: Matthew Murphy

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 with 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, that leads audiences into a (nether)world of pandemonium.

Beetlejuice closed on Broadway in January this year, having played 679 performances, directed by Alex Timbers (Moulin Rouge! The Musical).

Michael Cassel, the Australian producer of the show, said in a press statement: “This wickedly funny show is at the top of so many Aussie music theatre fans’ wish list to play here and we are delighted to bring it to its natural home – the Regent Theatre – where audiences will be transported to the netherworld for a night they will never forget. The fan support for Beetlejuice resonated around the world and we can’t wait to see how fans respond to it here.”

Tickets to Beetlejuice will be available in 2024, but you can sign up on the waitlist to be the first to know when they go on sale.


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