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  Beetlejuice at The National Theatre

Beetlejuice

The National Theatre
1321 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington

Catch the world premiere of the musical comedy Beetlejuice at DC's National Theatre before it bugs out to Broadway with this special Goldstar pre-sale offer. Based on the classic Tim Burton comedy and directed by Alex Timbers (Peter and the Starcatcher), this all-new show ratchets up the raunchiness way past PG-level as it follows the undead adventures of Betelgeuse, aka Beetlejuice, aka the afterlife's leading freelance bio-exorcist. The ghost with the most's been summoned (by calling his name three times) to scare away the insufferable parents of Lydia, a goth girl who happens to dig death. New tunes by Australian comic singer-songwriter Eddie Perfect and the edgy antics of everyone's favorite demented demon make this screen-to-stage transplant a must-see.

Thru - Nov 18, 2018

Tuesdays: 7:30pm
Wednesdays: 7:30pm
Thursdays: 7:30pm
Fridays: 8:00pm
Saturdays: 2:00pm & 8:00pm
Sundays: 2:00pm & 7:30pm



Price: $54 - $114

Box Office: 202-628-6161

thenationaldc.org/event/beetlejuice/



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  Beetlejuice Reviews
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Washington Post - Not Recommended

"...Maybe the most haunting thing about “Beetlejuice,” the new musical version of the 1988 Tim Burton movie that is having its world premiere at the National Theatre, is the creepy feeling of inspiration run amok. Why, you wonder, has a film with such witty visual virtuosity been re-engineered for such a crass and frantic crossover to the stage?"
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Peter Marks


DC Metro Theater Arts - Somewhat Recommended

"...Beetlejuice's fatal flaw is that it can't decide whether it's a harmless Gen X nostalgia vehicle or an angsty Gen Z drama. It courts both audiences with the same manic zeal."
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Geoffrey Melada


MD Theatre Guide - Somewhat Recommended

"...Any poignancy in the show that speaks to grief and the relationships between parents and children seems awkward, rushed, and utilized to wrap up everything nicely in a bow. The musical doesn't seem to know what direction to follow. Perhaps it's time to go back to the source before it hits Broadway."
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Lynne Menefee


DCTheatreScene - Somewhat Recommended

"...Much talent and effort has gone into the musical Beetlejuice, , but a reason for being, a plot with a current through-line and musical ingenuity gets lost in the madness."
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Jayne Blanchard



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