Where were you when you first heard JAGGED LITTLE PILL, the 3rd album from singer-songwriter Alanis Morissette? It was 1995, and it was a worldwide commercial success, with sales of over 33 million copies. One of the best-selling albums of all time, Jagged Little Pill was nominated for nine Grammy Awards, winning five, including Album of the Year. Ironic, You Ought to Know, Hand in Pocket, Head Over Feet, You Learn…all put words to our feelings, to the things we wished we could say ~ or shout ~ with beautifully raw honesty and intensity. We all had that CD on repeat.
It’s all back for us to re-live and enjoy in a fabulous musical from Broadway, Jagged Little Pill, showing at the Belk Theater from Tuesday, November 29 through Sunday, December 4, 2022.
Joy, love, heartache, strength, wisdom, catharsis, LIFE—everything we love to see in a Broadway show— arrives here in Charlotte on 11/29 with Jagged Little Pill. This play is not a bio-musical about Alanis, but is instead an edgy, topical tale of a picture-perfect, modern American family in crisis. Beautifully accompanied by Morrisette’s amazingly evergreen lyrics and songs.
Directed by Tony Award winner Diane Paulus (Waitress, Pippin, upcoming 1776) with a Tony-winning book by Diablo Cody (Juno) and Grammy-winning score, this electrifying production about a perfectly imperfect American family “vaults the audience to its collective feet” (The Guardian). The performance is regularly interrupted midway through with a standing ovation for the rendition of You Ought To Know.
“Redemptive, rousing and real, JAGGED LITTLE PILL stands alongside the original musicals that have sustained the best hopes of Broadway.” (The New York Times).
As Tom Milward of the New York Theatre Guide explains, “Many of us were deeply impacted by the “Jagged Little Pill” album back in the 1990s and one gets the sense that many audience members bring their own memories and associations with Morissette’s work into the theatre with them. The emotional reaction to certain musical numbers is palpable.”
You live, you learn, you’ll remember at JAGGED LITTLE PILL. Get your tickets today.
Blumenthal Performing Arts BOX OFFICE
Belk Theater, 130 N. Tryon St,
Charlotte, NC 28202
Monday – Friday / 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM