Beetlejuice The Musical: Interview with Composer and Lyricist Eddie Perfect + Contest

Beetlejuice: The Musical

“I’ll be your guide, to the other side…oh and full disclosure this is a show about death. ”

What up everyone. Bevin here. And today I’m chatting with Eddie Perfect, the composer, and lyricist for Beetlejuice the musical. He’s an Aussie who is still a relative newcomer to Broadway and the US for that matter. Yet, he’s somehow managed to compose not one but TWO Broadway shows already – Beetlejuice and King Kong; Not too shabby, am I right? I had the opportunity to chat with Eddie at the Winter Garden Theatre about the new Broadway Cast Recording and their trendy special edition vinyl.

Ghostlight Records and Warner Records are behind the Beetlejuice vinyl which has a two-LP picture disc set. This version includes a full-color packaging with complete lyrics and synopsis, in addition to liner notes by Jerry Portwood, Digital Editorial Director of Rolling Stone. The album is also currently available on CD and through all streaming partners.

Beetlejuice was also nominated for eight 2019 Tony Awards, including “Best Musical,” “Best Original Score,” and “Best Book of a Musical.” The album is produced by Matt Stine, Alex Timbers, Eddie Perfect, and Kurt Deutsch.

The Beetlejuice vinyl edition builds upon the outstanding success of the album, which became the top streaming Broadway cast recording of the 2018-2019 season, after hitting 100 million streams. The incredible growth is a result of user-generated content on TikTok, where songs from the album have been used in over one million videos. Go figure. TikTok is relevant. (I’m failing as a millennial with that one).

When Beetlejuice opened on Broadway, it was hailed as “an irreverent, funny roller-coaster ride to hell and back” by Newsweek, “a big, fantastical funhouse of Burtonesque magic” by People, and “a bold, shameless, nutty, brassy, rollicking piece of fun” by The Daily Beast.

The Beetlejuice cast album stars two-time Tony Award nominee Alex Brightman (School of Rock) in the title role, Sophia Anne Caruso (Lazarus) as Lydia, Tony Award nominee Kerry Butler (Mean Girls) as Barbara, Tony Award nominee Rob McClure (Honeymoon In Vegas) as Adam, Obie Award winner Adam Dannheisser (Rock of Ages) as Charles, and three-time Drama Desk Award nominee Leslie Kritzer (The Robber Bridegroom) as Delia.

Beetlejuice is based on the 1988 motion picture presented by Warner Bros. and directed by Tim Burton. The smash-hit comedy starred Michael Keaton, Alec Baldwin, Geena Davis, Jeffrey Jones, Catherine O’Hara, and Winona Ryder. Remember that film? Full disclosure, I have never seen the original film all the way through, so when I watched the Broadway show, I had no preconceived notions. So this version became my Beetlejuice. Eddie, feel honored man, FEEL honored. But what am I still typing for? Click the video to watch Eddie and I discuss his career, Beetlejuice, King Kong, the vinyl, the CD AND the FanBolt give away!


That’s right, FanBolt was gifted with a copy of the special edition vinyl and Broadway cast recording CD with Eddie’s signature attached to it. Want one? Here’s what you have to do:

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  • Leave a comment below letting us know why you really want to win!

Good luck!

Video Edited by: Hallel Mujingila Diakalenga
Produced by: Starbaby Enterprises

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  1. I love the movie and will probably never get to see the musical, so i would love the chance to at least hear it.

  2. Vinyl is back, not that it was gone but just resting waiting for Beetlejuice the Musical; who wouldn’t want this.

  3. Huge fan of the show (and the Shane Warne one, too), have a teenager who would be *thrilled* to get the vinyl, having had a great time seeing Beetlejuice on Broadway.

    1. The music is just so amazing. It made me see the bugman in a whole different view. I absolutely love it, plus, it’s on vinyl.

  4. I have been a huge fan of Beetlejuice since I saw it a fun times during its pre-Broadway run in DC. I don’t currently have a physical copy of the cast album, and it would be such an honor to have something signed by Eddie Perfect. His songs have become some of my favorite in the musical theatre canon!

  5. I am a huge beetlejuice fan. I have seen the show several times and have purchased several merch items. I listen to the album a lot and was even on the beetlejuice fan panel at Broadway Con. I would love to win this because I love beetlejuice and also love vinyl records.

  6. I really connect with the show and it has helped me recently in this point of my life growing up. Also my family and I love CDs/vinyls! Would love to let my family hear a show about death.

  7. I don’t want the vinyl for me… I want it for my 15-year-old daughter. She’s a huge fan of the music, so she talked us into going to see the show. None of us had been to Broadway before, and it was AMAZING. It looks like we won’t be able to make it back before it’s gone, so winning the album would be like a dream come true for her. Thanks for the opportunity!

  8. I want to see the musical really bad. I hate having to keep borrowing the soundtrack via Hoopla.

  9. I would love to win because I have recently started a vinyl collection, and at the same time have recently reignited my love of musical theater. As a songwriter myself, the writing on this particular album just amazed me and I find new things that blow my mind every time I listen, it encourages me to try new things and grow as a musician as a whole!

  10. My best friend, Selena, got me into it about 4-5 months ago and ever since I’ve been in love with it. I don’t have the opportunity to physically see it but the music still guides me and makes me happy.

  11. I love Beetlejuice so much. I should win because I’m not able to go see the show, and this would mean a lot. I’m not able to go to New York to see the show, but I still support the them.

  12. My sister and I saw the show in NY while on vacation, came in with no preconceived notions of what we’d be experiencing (full disclosure: neither of us are particular fans of the movie), and came out *obsessed.* Since then, we’ve turned a lot of our friends into fans too, and we constantly sing/quote the songs in our daily life. We simply can’t get enough and are already getting together a huge group of friends to see the show when it tours near us!

    Seeing the show was a wonderful bonding experience, and listening to the album keeps that positive yet wonderfully manic energy alive in our lives.

  13. I want to win this for my 13 year old daughter. We saw Beetlejuice last summer and since we have become obsessed with it and we just got a record player and taught my daughter how to use it yesterday!

  14. I’d love to win this, my mom and I were just talking about getting a Beetlejuice Vinyl but it’s so expensive, I’d love to add it to my collection!

  15. Beetlejuice was our first Broadway show as a family and my daughter’s favorite. A month later and I am still obsessing over it!

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