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Jagged Little Pill Production

Jagged Little Pill

World Premiere Musical
  • May 5, 2018 - Jul 15, 2018

  • Run Time: Two hours and forty minutes, including one fifteen-minute intermission

Recommended for grades 9+. A limited number of standing room tickets may be sold for sold-out shows beginning at noon on the day of each show, in person at the Ticket Services Office only. Standing room tickets will not be sold on July 15.

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From $25

World Premiere Musical

Recommended for grades 9+. A limited number of standing room tickets may be sold for sold-out shows beginning at noon on the day of each show, in person at the Ticket Services Office only. Standing room tickets will not be sold on July 15.

  • Run Time

    Two hours and forty minutes, including one fifteen-minute intermission

  • Tickets

    From $25

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Engaging! Moving! Rousing! Dazzling! Paulus engineers an ingenious collaboration.

Variety

Wildly entertaining! Wickedly funny! “Jagged Little Pill” is a reflection of our lives.

The Boston Globe

Inspired by the themes and emotions laid bare in Alanis Morissette’s Grammy Award-winning album, Jagged Little Pill is an original story about pain, healing, and empowerment. The Healys appear to be a picture-perfect suburban family—but looks can be deceiving. When the Healys’ lives are disrupted by a series of disturbing events, they must choose between maintaining the status quo or facing harsh truths about themselves, their community, and the world around them.

Including iconic songs “Ironic,” “You Oughta Know,” and “Hand In My Pocket,” Jagged Little Pill incorporates selections from Morissette’s catalogue and new material written for this world-premiere musical directed by Diane Paulus (Waitress, Finding Neverland, Pippin, The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess) and featuring a book by Academy Award-winning screenwriter Diablo Cody (Juno), music supervision, orchestrations and arrangements by Tom Kitt (Next to Normal), and choreography by Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui (Beyoncé’s 2017 Grammy performance).

This production contains content that some audience members may find distressing: strong language, drug use and abuse, and sexual violence. This production also contains haze and strobe.

TodayTix Thursdays
Get $20 tickets to Thursday performances of Jagged Little Pill! Starting May 25, enter the TodayTix lottery for your chance to win. Entries will open each Friday and close the following Wednesday, with winners announced that day. Enter through the TodayTix app; one entry allowed per person.

Donor Concierge
An extremely limited amount of Jagged Little Pill tickets are available via our Donor Concierge benefit for supporters in the A.R.T. Patron Circle ($1,000+). To become a member by contributing $1,000+ and have access to the few remaining tickets, please contact the Development Office at 617.496.2000 x8912.

Sister Circle
Join Sister Circle, a space created for women of color interested in the arts, on July 16 at the Loeb Drama Center. Take a deeper dive into issues brought up in Jagged Little Pill during an intimate discussion on healing and accountability within community. Conversation begins at 6:30PM and is free and open to the public.

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Music by Alanis Morissette & Glen Ballard
Lyrics by Alanis Morissette
Book by Diablo Cody
Additional Music by Michael Farrell and Guy Sigsworth
Music Supervision, Orchestrations and Arrangements by Tom Kitt
Choreographed by Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui
Directed by Diane Paulus

Production Sponsors
Allison Johnson
Edgerton Foundation New Play Awards

Reviews

What our audiences are saying

“Brilliant, timely, urgently important & IMMENSELY entertaining. This show needs to be seen by everyone.”

@CristinaStasia

“Powerful, wildly entertaining & fearless in its approach.”

@jenmyronuk

“You oughta know…how amazing and relevant @americanrep’s new show is!”

@ontheslide

What the press is saying

The Chorus of Jagged Little Pill.

A ‘Jagged Little Pill’ For These Times. We’re reminded that Morissette’s songs are a treasure. On top of it all we’re reminded that a heap of social ills can be the basis of good theater. And no, there’s nothing ironic about that.

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Always engaging, often moving and even rousing, the show boasts dramatic interest and integrity on its own theatrical terms, courtesy of director Diane Paulus (Waitress, Pippin), first-time librettist Diablo Cody (Tully, Juno) and that peerless, soulful balladeer of the modern Western condition, Alanis Morisette.

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It would seem Alanis Morissette’s anthems are now for the ages. Visually interpreted here with an absorbing intimacy and ingenuity, they reach down to our deepest, rawest selves. Regardless of who we are.

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Yes, this is a show that wants to present the full spectrum of The Way Things Are Now, but it’s completely upfront about that, and its earnestness — tinged, of course, with Cody’s occasionally sardonic tone — proves to be one of its greatest strengths.

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Artistic director Diane Paulus has once again looked back to look forward, putting her finger on the pulse of the times and assembling and directing a tribe of artists to excavate and expand a pop cultural turning point in theatrical terms. Now onstage at American Repertory Theater in Cambridge, the results are searing, exhilarating, healing, and yes, entertaining.

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‘Jagged Little Pill’ Breaks the Jukebox Musical Mold. The show takes on the good work we are always asking new musicals to do: the work of singing about real things.

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You Oughta See the ‘Jagged Little Pill’ Musical. Perhaps nothing currently on stage can equal the passion, honesty, and just plain scorching emotions of Jagged Little Pill, the new musical adapted from songs on the iconic 1995 Alanis Morissette album.

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American Repertory Theater’s ‘Jagged Little Pill’ a Cure for the Complacent. Morissette writes simple songs with anthemic lyrics and irrepressibly lovable melodies; Cody has a ability to find cheeky, cutting humor in suburban shadows.

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Diablo Cody

Jagged Little Pill writer Diablo Cody reflects on the impact, and the influence, of the iconic album

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Creative team of Jagged Little Pill

Artists who have developed work at A.R.T. share some of the ways Jagged Little Pill impacted them personally and professionally.

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Alanis Morissette’s Jagged Little Pill, which just had its 22nd anniversary, is not only one of the landmark albums of the 90s; it has proved evergreen even as time has left other albums of similar aesthetic and acclaim behind. ...

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Credits

Creative Team

Music by Alanis Morissette and Glen Ballard
Lyrics by Alanis Morissette
Book by Diablo Cody
Additional Music by Michael Farrell & Guy Sigsworth
Directed by Diane Paulus
Choreography Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui
Music Supervision, Orchestrations and Arrangements Tom Kitt
Scenic Design Riccardo Hernandez
Costume Design Emily Rebholz
Lighting Design Justin Townsend
Sound Design Jonathan Deans
Video Design Finn Ross
Wig, Hair, & Make-Up Design J. Jared Janas
Music Director Bryan Perri
Associate Director Mia Walker
Casting Stephen Kopel, C.S.A.
Production Stage Manager Ira Mont

Cast

Yeman Brown

Swing

Yeman Brown

A.R.T.: Jagged Little Pill. Concert Dance: Reggie Wilson Dance Company, Kristin Sudeikis Dance, Company Stefanie Batten Bland, Ralph Lemon. Education: BFA Dance, Florida State University. @brownyeman

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Chorus

Jane Bruce

A.R.T.: Jagged Little Pill. Off-Broadway: Missed Connections: The Craigslist Musical, New Ohio Theatre. Regional: The Ballad of Little Jo, (Sara, Original Cast Recording), Two River Theater; The Theory of Relativity (Mira), Goodspeed Opera House; The Bridges of Madison County, (State Fair Singer), Arkansas Repertory Theatre; The Rocky Horror Show, (Frank-N-Furter), Merchants Hall; The Bad Years, Immersive Workshop. TV: “Jessica Jones.” Music: It’s You (EP of original music, on iTunes/Spotify). Education: BFA Musical Theater, University of Michigan.

John Cardoza

Chorus

John Cardoza

A.R.T.: Jagged Little Pill. Regional: October Sky, Old Globe; Next to Normal (Gabe; Connecticut Critics Circle Award nomination), TheaterWorks Hartford. Workshops: October Sky. Education: BFA Musical Theater, Boston Conservatory.

Antonio Cipriano

Phoenix/Chorus

Antonio Cipriano

A.R.T.: Jagged Little Pill. Regional: Carmina BuranaI Pagliacci, Michigan Opera Theatre; Brighton Beach Memoirs (Eugene), Birmingham Village Players; Les Misérables, Grosse Pointe Theatre. Concerts: Feinstein’s/54 Below (solo show). Awards: 2017 Sutton Foster Ovation Award Winner, 2017 NHSMTA Jimmy Award finalist. Album: Never Gonna Be The Same. antoniocipriano.com

Kathryn Gallagher

Bella/Chorus

Kathryn Gallagher

A.R.T.: Jagged Little Pill. Broadway: Deaf West’s Spring Awakening. Concerts: Duncan Sheik, Café Carlyle; Jason Robert Brown, SubCulture; Robby Krieger and Ray Mazarek of The Doors (opening act); Little Feat. TV/Film: YOU (premiering on Lifetime Sep. 9, 2018). Albums: I’m FineAmerican Spirit.

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Frankie Healy

Celia Gooding

A.R.T.: Jagged Little Pill. Theater: FAME (Carmen), Urinetown (Pennywise). Education: Hackley School, Berridge Conservatory, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater.

Laurel Harris

Chorus

Laurel Harris

A.R.T.: Jagged Little Pill. Broadway: Wicked (Elphaba standby), Beautiful: The Carole King Musical (u/s Carole King/Cynthia Weil), Evita (u/s Evita), In Transit. National Tour: Wicked (Elphaba). Regional: Into the Woods (Baker’s Wife), North Carolina Theatre. Workshop: The Unsinkable Molly Brown. Concerts: Wall to Wall Broadway with Jeanine Tesori, From Page to Stage: Jeanine Tesori. Education: BFA Musical Theater, Spanish (minor), University of Michigan.

Logan Hart

Andrew/Chorus

Logan Hart

A.R.T.: Jagged Little Pill. First National Tour: Book of Mormon. Off-Broadway: Poster Boy, Roundabout. Regional: Next to Normal, Music Theatre of Connecticut; High School Musical, Paper Mill Playhouse; Altar Boyz, ZACH Theatre.

Nick Healy

Derek Klena

A.R.T.: Jagged Little Pill. Broadway: Anastasia (Dmitry); The Bridges of Madison County; Wicked (Fiyero, 10th Anniversary Company). Off-Broadway: Dogfight (Eddie Birdlace, Clive Barnes Award nomination), 2econd Stage; Carrie (Tommy Ross), MCC. Regional: Anastasia, Hartford Stage; Diner, Signature Theatre, Delaware Theatre Company; Unknown Soldier, Williamstown Theatre Festival; Hairspray, Hollywood Bowl. TV: “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt,” “Last Week Tonight With John Oliver,” “Quantico,” “Blue Bloods,” “Law and Order: SVU,” “Carrie Diaries.”

Steve Healy

Sean Allan Krill

A.R.T.: Jagged Little Pill. Broadway: Honeymoon in Vegas, On A Clear Day…, Mamma Mia!. Off-Broadway: Joan of Arc: Into the Fire, The Brother/Sister Plays, Public Theater; Hit The Wall, Barrow Street; A Civil War Christmas, NYTW. National Tours: Thoroughly Modern Millie, Mamma Mia!. Regional: Chess, Kennedy Center; Sense & Sensibility (Colonel Brandon; Jeff Award nomination, Craig Noel Award winner), Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Old Globe; Deathless, Goodspeed; Sideways, La Jolla; Hot L Baltimore, Steppenwolf. TV: “Mr. Robot.” seanallankrill.com

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Chorus

Max Kumangai

A.R.T.: Jagged Little Pill. Broadway: Waitress. First National Tours: HairJoseph… Off-Broadway: What’s That Smell, New World Stages; Lysistrata Jones, Transport Group; The Civil War, Lucille Lortel; Anyone Can WhistleBells are RingingWhere’s Charley?Superman!, Encores!; The Scottsboro Boys, Old Globe; A.C.T.; Center Theatre Group. TV: “Boardwalk Empire,” “Vinyl.” Education: BFA, Musical Theater, University of Michigan.

Chorus

Soph Menas

(Pronoun: they/he)
A.R.T.: Jagged Little Pill. National Tour: A Chorus Line. Regional: MTWichita, Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma, OKC Rep. Cruise: Rock of Ages. New York: Throwback, Sheri Sanders; Normativity, NYMF; Soft Butter, Musical Theatre Factory; Pin and the Blue Fairy, Outliers Theatre Company. Education: BFA Musical Theater, University of Oklahoma.

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Chorus

Sean Montgomery

A.R.T: Jagged Little Pill. Broadway: Groundhog Day (u/s Phil Connors/Ned Ryerson), Matilda (u/s Miss Trunchbull/Mr. Wormwood). National Tours: White Christmas (Bob Wallace), Mary Poppins (u/s Bert, Mr. Banks), 9 to 5 (Joe). New York: Crazy For You (dir. Susan Stroman), NYC Lab. Regional: Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, Baltimore Center Stage, Atlanta Theatre of the Stars, MUNY. Education: BFA, Musical Theatre CCM. @seandmontgomery.

Swing & Dance Captain

Kelsey Orem

A.R.T.: Jagged Little Pill. Off-Broadway: As You Like It (Assoc. Choreographer), Delacorte Theater. Regional: Jesus Christ SuperstarMonty Python’s Spamalot, NCT; West Side Story, WBT. International Tour: Shrek The Musical!. Education: BS, Communications, NYU.

Jo

Lauren Patten

A.R.T.: Jagged Little Pill. Broadway: Fun Home. Off-Broadway: The Wolves (Drama Desk and Obie Awards for Outstanding Ensemble). Regional: Stilyagi, NYSAF; Spring Awakening, Deaf West; Home Street Home, Davenport Theatricals; Wait Until Dark, Geffen Playhouse; Our Town, Bus Stop, Rubicon Theatre. TV/Film: “Succession,” “Blue Bloods,” “Shelter,” “Arrested Development,” The Big Sick. laurenpatten.com, @pattenlauren

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Chorus

Nora Schell

A.R.T.: Jagged Little Pill. Off-Broadway: Spamilton (Drama Desk, Drama League, Clive Barnes Award nominations), Forbidden Broadway. Regional: Company (Marta), Barrington Stage Company. Education: Musical Theater; Gender, Race, and Nation (minor), University of Michigan.

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Chorus

Whitney Sprayberry

A.R.T.: Jagged Little Pill. Broadway: Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark (Ensemble). Off-Broadway: Seeing You(Original Swing). Choreography: Alice By Heart (Associate Choreographer, workshop), MCC. Other Performance: S/S 2018 Fashion Week “Desigual” (Dancer/Model). Film/TV: “Gossip Girl” (Masquerade Dancer), The Assassination of a High School President (Featured Party Girl), “On The Brightside” (music video, Lead Dancer). Education: BA, Marymount Manhattan College.

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Mary Jane Healy

Elizabeth Stanley

A.R.T.: Jagged Little Pill. Broadway: On the Town (Claire de Loone, Drama Desk nomination), Million Dollar Quartet (Dyanne), Cry-Baby (Allison), Company (April, Tony Award Best Revival). First National Tours: Bridges of Madison County (Francesca), Xanadu (Kira). Off-Broadway: Merrily We Roll Along (Gussie), Encores!; Hello Again (Nurse; Drama League Award, Best Ensemble), Transport Group. Associate Artist at Barrington Stage Company. TV: “The Get Down,” “Black Box,” “Fringe,” “Chappelle’s Show,” “All My Children.” Education: Indiana University Jacobs School of Music.

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Chorus

Kei Tsuruharatani

A.R.T.: Jagged Little Pill. Broadway: Miss SaigonThe King and I. International: Trip of Love, Theater Brava! Osaka; Aida, Shiki Theatre Company. Regional: Damn Yankees, Ogunquit Playhouse. Opera: Nixon in ChinaDon GiovanniMadama ButterflyTurandotLes TroyensThe Magic FluteGiulio CesareLa Sonnambula (dancer/actor), Metropolitan Opera.

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Chorus & Dance Captain

Ebony Williams

A.R.T.: Jagged Little Pill. Off-Broadway: K-Pop (Jenn/Dance Captain). Dance: 10 years with Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet (as the company’s first African American female dancer); performances with Fifth Harmony, Jennifer Lopez, Rihanna, Ciara, Jennifer Hudson, Beyoncé (Made in America, Global Citizens, Formation World Tour); 2016 BET Awards (feat. Kendrick Lamar). Film/TV: The Adjustment Bureau, “So You Think You Can Dance,” “Single Ladies” (music video, 2009 MTV Video Music Award), “Saturday Night Live,” “30 Rock,” “America’s Got Talent,” “Vinyl,” “The Get Down,” “Lip Sync Battle,” “Lemonade” (music video).

Band

Music Director/ Keyboards

Bryan Perri

Associate Music Director/ Keyboards

Matt Doebler

Drums

Shannon Ford

Guitar 1

Eric Davis

Guitar 2

Benjamin Moniz

Violin

Marissa Licata

Music Contractor/Viola

Jason Fisher

Cello

Patrice Jackson-Tilghman

Violin/Viola

Andrew Eng

Bass

Chris Johnson

Additional Staff

Assistant Stage Managers Taylor Brennan, Jennifer Rogers
Associate Choreographer Jason Kittelberger
Associate Choreographer Abbey O’Brien
Associate Music Director Matt Doebler
Assistant Director Halle Morse
Associate Scenic Designer Claire DeLiso
Associate Costume Designer Heather Neil
Assistant Costume Designer Sarafina Bush
Associate Lighting Designer Christopher Thielking
Assistant Lighting Designer Kate McGee
Associate Sound Designer Brian Hsieh
Animator Robert Figueira
Video Programmer Matthew Houstle
Associate Wig Designer Brittany Hartman
Production Sound Engineer Mike Tracey
Sound Design Interns Stephen Jensen, Owen Meadows
A.R.T. Institute Production Dramaturg Elizabeth Amos
Music Assistant Tim Hanson
Music Interns Brian Ge, Liz Kantor
Manager for Alanis Morissette Ty Stiklorius
Assistant to Alanis Morissette Gabriel Rocha
Production Assistants Emily Bergquist, Alex Eberle, Christopher Kee Anaya-Gorman, Kim Onah, Lissette Velez-Cross
Production Interns Isabella Dow, Constance Hester

Presented by special arrangement with
Vivek J. Tiwary, Arvind Ethan David, Eva Price

Loeb Drama Center

64 Brattle Street, Cambridge, MA

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