It’s… SHOWTIME! Dare a peek into the madness of Beetlejuice – The Musical on April 9-14 at the killer Keller Auditorium! Backdropped by gorgeously gothic stage pieces, this tale will transport you into a wicked world oozing with musical mischief and undead heart. Join Lydia Deetz (Isabella Esler) as she dares to outwit her demons: one born from the grief of her mother’s death while the other, dressed in stripes, goes by the name Beetlejuice (Justin Collette). The show is directed by Tony Award-winner Alex Timbers. The book, based on Tim Burton’s horror-comedy classic, is written by Anthony King and Scott Brown, with an original score by Eddie Perfect. Currently in its first North American tour, the production plans to stop here in Portland, OR, for a week-long series of eight shows. Beetlejuice – The Musical will chill you down to the bone at the Keller Auditorium! Book your seats today for any shows scheduled in the second week of April.
Beetlejuice – The Musical Tickets:
“A jaw-dropping funhouse!” – The New York Times
“Fun, freaky. My God, the puppetry. A Tony for the sandworm!” – The Guardian
“Screamingly good fun!” – Variety
“A big, fantastical funhouse of Burtonesque magic!” – People Magazine
“A feast for the eyes and soul!” – Entertainment Weekly
“That’s the thing with life: No one makes it out alive.” From the marvelously macabre mind of Tim Burton, Beetlejuice – The Musical will set a new bar for nightmares everywhere at the Keller Auditorium from April 9 to 14, 2024.
Ladies, ghosts, and gentlemen! Introducing Lydia Deetz, a teenage goth girl struggling with her mother’s death and her father’s disregard. Shortly after her mom’s funeral, she, her dad, and his mistress move to the recently vacated Maitland residence. Old ratchety houses are supposed to be spooky. But this one’s just a little too squeaky for Lydia’s tastes.
Enter Barbara and Adam Maitland, the deceased owners of the aforementioned abode. Hell-bent on reclaiming their home, they employ a stripe-suited spirit named Beetlejuice, who himself carries his own sinister agenda.
Behold the battle between these four strange souls in 2 ½ hours of spine-chilling songs, harrowing hysterics, and devilish dance numbers! Will young Lydia overcome her grief? Will the Maitlands find their peace? And will Beetlejuice achieve his horrific reign? Find out by watching this horror-comedy played by theater’s rising on-stage sensations.
- Justin Collette as Beetlejuice
- Isabella Esler as Lydia Deetz
- Megan McGinnis as Barbara Maitland
- Will Burton as Adam Maitland
- Jesse Sharp as Charles
- Kate Marilley as Delia
- Jackera Davis as Girl Scout
- Abe Goldfarb as Ortho
- Danielle Marie Gonzalez as Miss Argentina
- Kris Roberts as Maxine Dean and Juno
- Brian Vaughn as Maxie Dean
Michael Biren, Ryan Breslin, Juliane Godfrey, Morgan Harrison, Matthew Michael Janisse, Kenway Ho Wai K. Kua, Sean McManus, Lee N. Price, Nevada Riley, Trevor Michael Schmidt, Lexie Dorsett Sharp, and Corben Williams, meanwhile, will be our supporting ensemble cast!
“I think it is easy to just make Lydia come off as naive because she’s a teen, but I think there is so much more to her to explore. For one, she is always constantly outsmarting people in every way and is always quick on her feet. I think Lydia has so many dimensions in her character that make her really seem like a relatable teenager, and I think that’s why she’s so likable,” lead star Isabella Esler talks about her role in an interview last December.
Directed by two-time Tony Award winner Alex Timbers, Beetlejuice – The Musical features an original score by Helpmann Award-winning singer-songwriter Eddie Perfect. It will also showcase a Tony-nominated book by Scott Brown and Anthony King, plus a team of highly proficient creative talents.
- Kris Kukul – Musical Supervision, Orchestrations, & Incidental Music, Additional Arrangements
- Connor Gallagher – Choreography
- David Korins – Scenic Design
- William Ivey Long – Costume Design
- Kenneth Posner – Lighting Design
- Peter Hylenski – Sound Design
- Peter Nigrini – Projection Design
- Michael Curry – Puppet Design
- Jeremy Chernick – Special Effects Design
- Michael Weber – Illusions
- Charles G. Lapointe – Hair & Wig Design
- Joe Dulude II – Make-Up Design
- Lorenzo Pisoni – Physical Movement Coordinator
- The Telsey Office Rachel Hoffman, CSA – Casting
- Matt Stine – Music Producer
- Kristy Norter – Music Coordination
- David Dabbon – Dance Arrangements
- Andy Grobengieser – Music Director/Conductor
- Alan D. Knight – Production Stage Manager
- Joel T. Herbst – Company Manager
- Catie Davis – Associate Director
- Michael Fatica – Associate Choreographer
- Allied Global Marketing – Tour Marketing & Press
- SpotCo – Digital & Social Media
- The Road Company – Tour Booking
- Networks Presentations / Walker White – Production Management
- Jenny Gersten – Line Producer
- Gentry & Associates / Gregory Vander Ploeg – General Management
- Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures & Networks Presentations / Mimi Intagliata & Seth Wenig – Producers
Based on Tim Burton’s 1988 cult classic, Beetlejuice premiered on Broadway in 2019 at the Winter Garden Theatre. Its first public opening, however, was a tryout in 2018 in Washington D.C., with news of development tracing back as early as 2016. The Broadway run spanned April 25 to March 10 the following year–cut short by the COVID-19 pandemic. It re-opened on April 8, 2022, with its final performance landing on January 8, 2023.
The Broadway production clinched four category wins during the award season: a Founder’s Award for Excellence in Directing from the Drama League, an Outstanding New York City Stage Debut Performance award from Theatre World, and two Outstanding Set Design for a Musical awards from the Outer Critics Circle and Drama Desk. It also received eight nominations from the 73rd Tony Awards, which include Best Musical, Best Book of a Musical, and Best Original Score.
Today, the musical continues its national tour across North America–from December 2022 until June 2024–including this six-day string of shows in Portland, Oregon.
The ghost with the most is floating your way for more mind games of ghastly proportions at the Keller Auditorium! Is this heaven? Or is this someplace much, much darker? Book your tickets now to see Beetlejuice – The Musical on April 9-14, 2024, and find out… If you dare.