The Beetlejuice Musical will make its Australian premiere in Melbourne in 2025

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The Beetlejuice Musical will make its Australian premiere in Melbourne in 2025

Credit: Matthew Murphy. David Josefsberg (Adam), Kerry Butler (Barbara), Elizabeth Teeter (Lydia), Alex Brightman (Beetlejuice ) in Beetlejuice
Words by Staff Writer

The Beetlejuice Musical is set to haunt Melbourne's Regent Theatre in 2025

Get ready to shake off the mortal coil and groove with the ghostly tunes, Melbourne! The acclaimed Broadway sensation Beetlejuice is bringing its macabre magic down under for its Australian premiere, exclusively at Melbourne’s iconic Regent Theatre in April 2025.

In a hair-raising collaboration between Michael Cassel Group, Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures, and Langley Park Productions, Beetlejuice is all set to thrill Australian theatre aficionados. An eight-time Tony Award-nominated musical, Beetlejuice is more enigmatic, edgier, and more grotesquely hilarious than ever before, inspired by Tim Burton’s delightfully twisted film.

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Unveiling a world where the unconventional reigns supreme, the musical delivers a fresh, exhilarating experience that brings Tim Burton’s offbeat vision to life. The musical unfurls the story of Lydia Deetz, a curious and offbeat teenager deeply captivated by the mysteries of the afterlife. Lydia’s newly acquired home is inhabited by a quirky pair of ghosts and a mischievous demon with an inexplicable penchant for stripes. When Lydia enlists the spectral services of Beetlejuice to rid herself of her insufferable parents, pandemonium ensues, involving exorcisms, terrified girl scouts, and a riotous underworld.

What’s even more thrilling? The show features an original score by none other than Melbourne’s own Eddie Perfect, a maestro whose musical prowess earned him a Tony Award nomination. A convergence of talent and creative genius, “Beetlejuice” promises to bewitch audiences with its peculiar charm and outlandish antics.

Directed by two-time Tony Award-winner Alex Timbers (“Moulin Rouge!”, “Peter and the Starcatcher”), “Beetlejuice” boasts choreography by Connor Gallagher (“The Robber Bridegroom”), music supervision by Kris Kukul (“Joan of Arc: Into the Fire”), and a host of other creative forces make “Beetlejuice” a dazzling blend of creativity and eerie allure.

With “Beetlejuice,” Melbourne continues to cement its status as the theatre capital of Australia, standing alongside other global exclusives and Australian premieres like “& Juliet” and “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.” The infusion of international shows in Victoria not only provides top-notch entertainment but also bolsters the local job market and contributes significantly to the economy.

Tickets to Beetlejuice will be available in 2024.  Sign up to the waitlist here to be the first to know when they go on sale.