The Juice is loose in Tampa Bay.
I haven’t seen the movie Beetlejuice in YEARS. You know Beetlejuice, right? Black and white striped suit, green hair, ghastly face. You really can’t miss him – just make sure you don’t say his name three times.
The Straz Center invited me out to the opening night of Broadway’s Beetlejuice in Tampa. I’m so glad I said yes. Not only was it perfect for a little October date night, but the show was incredible. Aside from a few ghost-induced technical difficulties (which were played off perfectly by Justin Collette, Beetlejuice himself) it was 2 hours and 30 minutes of eerie spook, haunting sass, and of course ghoulish songs. My favorite songs from the show were The Whole Being Dead Thing (pt 2) and the possession’d performance of Day-O (The Banana Boat Song) which concludes a hysterical finish to Act 1.
Add Broadway’s Beetlejuice to your spooky schedule this season.
In the days leading up to Halloween, I’m always eager to find seasonal activities to submerse myself into some spookiness. Especially this year as the only Halloween decor I have up at home right now is a painting of skulls displayed on my Frame TV. Insert shriek of shame here. 😱
Broadway’s Beetlejuice is the perfect activity to add to your spooky schedule of events for this time of year. It has me jonesin’ for a rewatch of Tim Burton’s original before October ends. Go with friends to see the show or make a date night out of it. When you go, try the shrunken head cocktail (it’s actually SOUR).
What do ya say? It’s showtime, yeah? You can purchase tickets to Broadway’s Beetlejuice here. It’s playing at the Straz Center in Tampa through October 29th.
Thanks so much to the Straz Center for having me out! All thoughts and opinions expressed here are my own.