Beetlejuice musical exclusively coming to Melbourne

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Beetlejuice musical exclusively coming to Melbourne

Beetlejuice musical
Words by Staff Writer

The eight-time Tony Award-nominated hit musical Beetlejuice will play exclusively in Melbourne at the Regent Theatre in April 2025.

Australian theatre fans have chanted Beetlejuice three times and the most mischievous corpse in the history of musicals has responded.

Beetlejuice features an original score by Melbourne’s own Eddie Perfect which earned him a Tony Award nomination.

Beetlejuice The Musical in Melbourne

  • Regent Theatre
  • 191 Collins Street
  • From April 2025

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Beetlejuice tells the story of Lydia Deetz, a strange and unusual teenager obsessed with the whole “being dead thing.”

Lucky for Lydia, her new house is haunted by a recently deceased couple and a degenerate demon with a thing for stripes. When Lydia calls on this ghost-with-the-most to scare away her insufferable parents, Beetlejuice comes up with the perfect plan, which involves exorcism, an adorable girl scout who gets scared out of her wits and a whole (nether) world of pandemonium.

Perfect, who was a beloved stage star before shooting to acclaim in the hit series Offspring, shared his joy at bringing his first Broadway smash-hit home.

“While Beetlejuice began on stage in America, this show has a macabre sensibility and twisted humour that Australians will delight in,” he said. “I always hoped it would have a life here at some point and I am thrilled that moment has finally arrived. I can’t wait to share it with a home crowd for the first time.

Beetlejuice is directed by two-time Tony Award-winner Alex Timbers (Moulin Rouge!, Peter and the Starcatcher), with an original score by Tony Award-nominee Eddie Perfect (King Kong), a book by Scott Brown & Emmy Award nominee Anthony King (Broad City), choreography by Connor Gallagher (The Robber Bridegroom), and music supervision, orchestrations and incidental music by Kris Kukul (Joan of Arc: Into the Fire).

Tickets to Beetlejuice will be available in 2024 with fans urged to sign up to the waitlist at