Actress Sophia Ann Caruso has broken her silence about her abrupt departure from “Beetlejuice”: “Thank you to my Beetlejuice family! I love you! This has been one of the greatest experiences of my life. Broadway was my dream and It came true!”
Caruso left last Wednesday, which caused a lot of speculation about what happened. Did she quit? Was she fired? I think the thing to remember is that she’s 18, the show is closing in June, and maybe it was just time to move on. A replacement will be announced this week.
I loved “Beetlejuice” the minute I saw it last year. The show received Tony nominations but didn’t get the attention like “Tootsie” did. Nevertheless, “Beetlejuice” prevailed while “Tootsie” closed. In the end, the show proved itself. They’ve been making over $1 million a week. They’re only closing because they’re losing the theater. But you never know, I think if we say “Beetlejuice” three times, it will come back in some form.
And what about Alex Brightman, the star? I can’t wait to see what he does next, as well as Leslie Kritzer, who was robbed of a Tony!
So sing along. Day-o! Some actors come and some actors go!