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.
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
- 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
- The ensemble’s alternative grungy costumes contrasted well with the perfect Stepford suburbia costumes.
- Thrilled that they included my profession (pharmacy)!
- 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
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).
Cast and Production Team: See under the multimedia below.
Other Video +/- Pictures:
@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|
Jada Simone Clark
Jordan Leigh Mccaskill
|Mary Jane Healy||Heidi Blickenstaff|
|Steve Healy||Chris Hoch|
|Nick Healy||Dillon Klena|
|Frankie Healy||Lauren Chanel|
Sean Doherty for this performance
|Pharmacist/Therapist||Jordan Leigh Mccaskill|
Maya J. Christian for this performance
|Barista||Jada Simone Clark|
|Drug Dealer||Daniel Thimm|
|Doctor||Lee H. Alexander|
|Swings||Maya J. Christian|
Charles P. Way
|Dance Captain||Claire Crause|
|Assistant Dance Captain||Charles P. Way|
|Guitar 1||Will Yanez|
|Guitar 2||David Manning|
|Drums And Percussion||Lucy Ritter|
|Viola||Carolina Diaz Chan|
|Assistant Conductor||David Manning|
|Music Coordinator||Michael Aarons|
|Music Preparation||Emily Grishman|
|Keyboard Programmer||Randy Cohen|
|Scenic Design||Riccardo Hernández|
|Costume Design||Emily Rebholz|
|Lighting Design||Justin Townsend|
|Sound Design||Jonathan Deans|
|Video Design||Lucy Mackinnon|
|Hair, Wig, & Makeup Design||J. Jared Janas|
|Music Director/Conductor||Matt Doebler|
|Music Coordinator||Michael Aarons|
|Marketing & Publicity Direction||Bond Theatrical|
|Production Supervising Stage Manager||Ira Mont|
|Production Stage Manager||Justin Myhre|
|Company Manager||Michael Sanfilippo|
|Production Manager||Hudson Theatrical Associates|
|General Manager||RCI Theatricals|
|Exclusive Tour Direction||The Road Company|
|Music Supervisor, Orchestrator, and Arranger||Tom Kitt|
|Movement Director and Choreographer||Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui|