Experience the Musical Sensation Jagged Little Pill at Citizens Bank Opera House

Jun 2, 2023
Jagged Little Pill at Citizens Bank Opera House in Boston

The musical "Jagged Little Pill" is coming to the Citizens Bank Opera House from June 13 to June 25, bringing with it an electrifying and fearless production that promises to leave audiences uplifted.

Based on Alanis Morissette's world-changing music, the musical draws from the themes of her seminal album of the same name, as well as subsequent releases and even two specially written new songs. Praised for breaking the jukebox musical mold, "Jagged Little Pill" is a thrilling pop-rock tuner that balances emotional depth, heavy-hitting moments, and black comedy with cathartic song-and-dance numbers.

The story follows a seemingly happy, wealthy family on the brink, each hiding their own dark secrets. Matriarch Mary Jane keeps her emotional trauma and relationship with her husband Steve at bay by popping pills, while he deals with the pressures of work and an addiction to porn. Their overachiever son Nick's moral compass goes awry when his best friend is accused of rape, and their adopted daughter Frankie struggles with racial and identity politics while coming to terms with her blossoming sexuality.

As their struggles entangle, the family's blatant denial of their problems begins to mirror the denial of their community at large when it comes to rape culture, addiction, and self-expression. For all its topical turmoil, "Jagged Little Pill" brings as much heart to proceedings. Its bold arena-sized storytelling, nuanced characterizations, and Morissette's alt-rock wisdom make for compelling theater.

With a book by Oscar winner Diablo Cody and direction by Tony-winning theater maker Diane Paulus, "Jagged Little Pill" was never going to be run-of-the-mill musical theater fare. The show also features a star-studded creative team, including music and lyrics by Morissette, orchestrations by Tom Kitt, and costume design by Emily Rebholz.

Following its critically acclaimed 2018 American Repertory Theater world premiere run in Massachusetts and subsequent Broadway bow, "Jagged Little Pill" is now touring the country. Its stop in Boston at the Citizens Bank Opera House promises to be a must-see event for fans of Morissette's music and lovers of bold, electrifying theater. Don't miss your chance to witness the power and magic of "Jagged Little Pill."