Jagged Little Pill – Musical – Paramount Theatre

Elevator Thoughts (aka Tweet): Alanis Morissette’s jagged little pill jukebox musical at the Paramount Theatre w/ Seattle Theatre Group. Love good implosions in the perfect suburbs. Wish there was a way to explore the addiction storyline more without diminishing the #meToo one. Costumes were deliciously 90s alternative grungy Seattle.

Synopsis from the Theatre: Joy, rage, love, heartache, strength, wisdom, catharsis, LIFE: everything we’ve been waiting to see on a Broadway stage is back, in this exhilarating, fearless new musical based on Alanis Morissette’s world-changing music. Nominated for 15 Tony Awards® (the most of any show), and a recent Grammy® winner for Best Musical Theater Album, this electrifying production about a perfectly imperfect American family “vaults the audience to its collective feet” (The Guardian). You live, you learn, you remember what it’s like to feel truly human… at JAGGED LITTLE PILL.

Reviewed Performance Date: 11/9/22 Evening. Sorry, I would have prioritized this review sooner if the theatre company gave me a press ticket.

Type: Musical

World Premiere: No

Live Band: Yes

Recommendation: See it whether or not you’re a fan of Alanis Morissette! I actually only remotely knew 3 songs in the musical.

Would I See It Again 3 Years from Now?: Yes!

Rating (Out of 5 Stars): 4.5 stars

Equity Actors: All of them!

Length: 2 hours and 40 minutes

Intermission?: Yes

Other Rave(s)

  • Enjoyed the witty quips from the lesbian girlfriend (Jo). My favorite line in the whole show was “She’s [your mother is] one salad away from a psychotic break.”
  • Loved how the cast performed “Smiling” while depicting MJ’s day in reverse. It reminded me of when the Hamilton cast performed “Satisfied.”
  • Lauren Chanel’s voice was so beautiful!
  • #meToo picket sign slogans were cleaver. Two of my favorites were “Don’t tell me how to dress, tell them not to rape!” and “Don’t Get Raped!”
  • The ensemble’s alternative grungy costumes contrasted well with the perfect Stepford suburbia costumes.
  • Thrilled that they included my profession (pharmacy)!

Other Thought(s)

  • This show so woke. Liberal Seattle surely ate it it up. I hope they paid attention to the racial commentary though.

Theatre Company : National Tour Coordinated by Seattle Theatre Group

Venue: Paramount Theatre

Venue Physical Address: 911 Pine St, Seattle, WA 98101

Price: Expensive

Dates: November 8 – 13, 2022

Seating: Assigned Seating

Parking: Paid street parking and paid garage parking. The best parking garage is under the convention center w/ the entrance on Pike around the Pike and Terry intersection. Last I checked, this is one of the cheapest, least busy, and closest garages. Alternatively, you can probably find street parking as you get closer to the West Precinct (810 Virginia St, Seattle, WA 98101).

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Cast and Production Team: See under the multimedia below.

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@showsiveseen @alanis’s @jaggedlittlepill #jukebox #musical at Paramount #Theatre w/ @seattletheatregroup. Love good implosions in the perfect #suburbs. Wish there was a way to explore the #addiction storyline more without diminishing the #meToo one. Costumes were deliciously 90s alternative grungy Seattle. showsiveseen.com/2036 #theatre #jaggedlittlepill ♬ You Learn – Original Broadway Cast Of Jagged Little Pill
The Chorus
Lee H. Alexander
Delaney Brown
Jada Simone Clark
Lani Corson
Jason Goldston
Rishi Golani
Zach Hess
Cydney Kutcipal
Jordan Leigh Mccaskill
Alana Pollard
Daniel Thimm
Kei Tsuruharatani
Jena Vanelslander
Mary Jane HealyHeidi Blickenstaff
Steve HealyChris Hoch
Nick HealyDillon Klena
Frankie HealyLauren Chanel
JoJade Mcleod
BellaAllison Sheppard
AndrewJason Goldston

Sean Doherty for this performance
PhoenixRishi Golani
Pharmacist/TherapistJordan Leigh Mccaskill

Maya J. Christian for this performance
BaristaJada Simone Clark
Jill/TeacherLani Corson
DeniseDelaney Brown
CourtneyJena Vanelslander
Drug DealerDaniel Thimm
DoctorLee H. Alexander
SwingsMaya J. Christian
Claire Crause
Sean Doherty
Charles P. Way
Dance CaptainClaire Crause
Assistant Dance CaptainCharles P. Way
Conductor/KeyboardMatt Doebler
Guitar 1Will Yanez
Guitar 2David Manning
BassJennifer Giammanco
Drums And PercussionLucy Ritter
Concertmaster/ViolinDwayne Beach
ViolaCarolina Diaz Chan
CelloCalvin Chan
Assistant ConductorDavid Manning
Music CoordinatorMichael Aarons
Music PreparationEmily Grishman
Keyboard ProgrammerRandy Cohen
Glen Ballard
Michael Farrell
Guy Sigsworth
BookDiablo Cody
DirectorDiane Paulus
Scenic DesignRiccardo Hernández
Costume DesignEmily Rebholz
Lighting DesignJustin Townsend
Sound DesignJonathan Deans
Video DesignLucy Mackinnon
Hair, Wig, & Makeup DesignJ. Jared Janas
Music Director/ConductorMatt Doebler
Music CoordinatorMichael Aarons
CastingC12 Casting
Jillian Cimini
Marketing & Publicity DirectionBond Theatrical
Production Supervising Stage ManagerIra Mont
Production Stage ManagerJustin Myhre
Jenn Gallo
Ashanti Smith
Company ManagerMichael Sanfilippo
Production ManagerHudson Theatrical Associates
General ManagerRCI Theatricals
David Richards
Shaun Moorman
Exclusive Tour DirectionThe Road Company
Stephen Lindsay
Brett Sirota
Music Supervisor, Orchestrator, and ArrangerTom Kitt
Movement Director and ChoreographerSidi Larbi Cherkaoui

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