On the surface, the Healys are a perfect family. The father is a partner at his law firm. The mother runs a perfect house and is loved by the community. The son was just accepted to Harvard. The daughter is a vary smart activist. But dig a little deeper, and you’ll see that each one of them has their issues to overcome.
Every song from Alanis Morissette’s debut 1995 album, Jagged Little Pill, is used along with other songs from later albums. This album is 10th on the list of Best-Selling Albums of All Time. Alanis also wrote two new songs for the musical, “Smiling” and “Predator”.
Heidi Blickenstaff is outstanding as the complicated mother. Her vocals truly shine on “Forgiven”, in a very emotional performance.
Jade McLeod is superb as the girlfriend of the daughter. Their performance of “You Oughta Know” is an exceptional display full of raw emotion.
In addition to the drama, the musical also contains a lot of comedy. It is especially clever how they do “Ironic”. Lauren Chanel presents it as an essay to her class. The students keep interrupting her to say that her examples aren’t really irony.
The choreography by Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui is excellent. Jena VanElslander’s dancing is especially impressive. All the elements truly come together to make a world class production that is definitely worth putting on your playlist of must-see shows.
Cost of a ticket: $115
PlaylistHQ Economic Rating: Worth It +
Rating Scale: Exceptional Value > Worth It > Half Price > Go for Free > Don’t Bother
Get tickets now for Jagged Little Pill through April 23rd!