Jesse of SixTONES as Beetlejuice. Photo provided by Johnny & Associates
On March 19th, Johnny & Associates announced that Jesse of SixTONES will star at the Japanese premiere of the Broadway musical BEETLEJUICE, coming to Tokyo this summer!
The musical tells the story of an unusual teenager named Lydia Deetz and her father, Charles, who move into the home of the just deceased Adam and Barbara Maitland, who are clueless that demon Betelgeuse (Jesse) is using them to get a living being to say his name three times.
Based on Tim Burton’s 1988 dearly prized film and lyrics by Eddie Perfect and book by Scott Brown and Anthony King, BEETLEJUICE took the world by storm immediately following its 2019 Broadway opening, in no small part thanks to its original take on the story and reimagining of the movie’s most iconic moments like “Day-O (The Banana Boat Song)!”
BEETLEJUICE opens August 4th, 2023, at Tokyo’s Shinbashi Enbujo Theatre and continues to Nagoya and Osaka until September 27th.
Between Jesse’s own comically elastic voice and the show’s soundtrack, BEETLEJUICE is the paranormal haunting you have been waiting for!
A message from Jesse:
“I’ve been in tons of shows before but I can’t help being a bit nervous headlining a full-fledged Broadway musical. Add to that the fact that Beetlejuice is such an iconic role, and I really want to make sure I do both the character and these songs adequate justice. My ultimate goal is, with the rest of the cast and staff, to create something so funny it will make us laugh so hard we’ll cry. I hope the audience will love it too…I can’t wait to start rehearsals!”