“Jagged Little Pill” Isn’t a hard pill to swallow

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Jena VanElslander and the North American Touring Company of JAGGED LITTLE PILL. Photo by Matthew Murphy for MurphyMade, 2022
Jena VanElslander and the North American Touring Company of JAGGED LITTLE PILL. Photo by Matthew Murphy for MurphyMade, 2022
Jade McLeod and the North American Touring Company of JAGGED LITTLE PILL. Photo by Matthew Murphy for MurphyMade, 2022
Jade McLeod and the North American Touring Company of JAGGED LITTLE PILL. Photo by Matthew Murphy for MurphyMade, 2022

The comedy is relatable and the casting is on the nose

Jagged Little Pill exceeds all expectations from start to finish. The union of the iconic music of Alanis Morrissette’s 1995 album of the same name to a modern-day family’s life is not only a perfect marriage but also completely relevant to today’s social climate.

This musical touches on issues from body autonomy to the opioid crisis and more. The comedy is relatable, and the casting is on the nose, with every performer bringing their character to life. The music melded flawlessly with the interpretive style of dance, evoking the clearly intended emotion and taking the show to great heights.

I would not only recommend going to see this show, but I suggest taking the whole family, as there is much to learn from a show of this depth and caliber.


Jagged Little Pill is at the Academy of Music in Philadelphia until January 15th. Tickets are available at kimmelculturalcampus.org.

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