Beetlejuice is a musical currently touring the country in 2023 and was inspired by the 1988 film. This show is clearly made to cultivate the older nostalgic fans who enjoyed it during the original run from that time period, but younger viewers, over the age of 13 as suggested, can catch up by watching the cinematic hit or just come in fresh. The language is cruder than in the film and Beetlejuice is clearly pansexual in this version. There are jokes about gay Republicans and cocaine with some possible ad-libbing along the way.
The story starts off slow at a graveyard surrounding the death of Emily Deetz. This sets up the loud and proud entrance for a specter named Betelgeuse who then introduces a doomed couple named Adam and Barbara Maitland. After their sudden death, the mischievous Beetle has the duo haunt the Deetz family in their new home. To everyone's surprise, the young daughter Lydia isn't scared of death after losing her mother. Unfortunately, she unwittingly unleashes the demon by saying his name three times and there's hell to pay until he can be contained again.