EAST LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) – The Grammy Award-winning musical “Jagged Little Pill,” based on the music of Alanis Morissette, is coming to the Wharton Center in East Lansing.
Jagged Little Pill was nominated for a season-high 15 Tony Awards after its Broadway premiere. The show makes its Michigan debut Tuesday night.
The show features music from the hit album, including “You Oughta Know” and “Ironic,” and examines the challenges many American families face.
It tells the story of Mary Jane Healy, a mother suffering from painkiller addiction after a car accident and struggling to bond with her son and daughter as they come of age.
Bob Hoffman, director of public affairs for the Wharton Center, said the musical has an impact on audiences because it tells a relatable story about overcoming difficult challenges.
While “Jagged Little Pill” deals with issues like pain and addiction, things people don’t necessarily want to discuss but probably should, reviews say it leaves audiences empowered.
“[It’s about] Addiction, sexual abuse – hard, deep and real things. But don’t let that dissuade you from seeing this wonderful musical,” Hoffman said.
For more information on Jagged Little Pill, including showtimes and tickets, visit The official website of the Wharton Center.