Backstage at the Marquis Theatre, Elizabeth Teeter sits at a dressing room table, getting ready to transform into the dark-haired, unusual, and grieving teenager Lydia Deetz. The curtain for Broadway's Beetlejuice will rise in just a couple of hours, and there's make-up, a wig, and a costume to get into.
Teeter portrays Lydia as she encounters a recently deceased couple, deals with a scheming demon, and reconciles with her father in the musical based on Tim Burton's cult classic film.
Teeter stars opposite Tony nominee Alex Brightman, who plays the titular demon. They are joined by Kerry Butler, David Josefsberg, Adam Dannheisser, Leslie Rodriguez Kritzer, Kelvin Moon Loh, Danny Rutigliano, Dana Steingold, Michelle Aravena, and Zonya Love. The cast also includes Kate Bailey, Will Blum, Ryan Breslin, Natalie Charle Ellis, Brooke Engen, Eric Anthony Johnson, Andrew Kober, Elliott Mattox, Mateo Melendez, Ramone Owens, Commodore C. Primous III, Nevada Riley, and Graham Stevens.
Tony nominees Scott Brown and Anthony King penned the book for Beetlejuice, which features an original score by Tony nominee Eddie Perfect and music supervision, orchestrations, and incidental music by Kris Kukul.
Director Alex Timbers helms the creative team featuring choreographer Connor Gallagher, scenic designer David Korins, costume designer William Ivey Long, lighting designer Kenneth Posner, sound designer Peter Hylenski, projection designer Peter Nigrini, puppet designer Michael Curry, special effects designer Jeremy Chernick, hair and wig designer Charles G. LaPointe, make-up designer Joe Dulude II, and physical movement coordinator Lorenzo Pisoni.
Illusions are by Michael Weber while dance arrangements are by David Dabbon. Also serving on the team are Rachel Bauder as production stage manager, Catie Davis as associate director, Nancy Renee Braun as associate choreographer, and Jenny Gersten as line producer. Casting is by The Telsey Office and Rachel Hoffman, and music producing is by Matt Stine.
Check out the gallery below to see the process behind Teeter's full transformation.