Know the Show: Jagged Little Pill

Know the Show: Jagged Little Pill

CATEGORY: Broadway

Jagged Little Pill is recommended for mature audiences only. The show unpacks struggles with addiction, trauma, and sexual identity, and may be uncomfortable for some audiences. Please consider the following content when deciding if Jagged Little Pill is a show you’d like to see.

Jagged Little Pill is a show you feel. Joy, strength, love, courage, catharsis, LIFE: everything you want in a Broadway show can be found in this Tony and GRAMMY Award-winning new musical. 

The New York Times called it, “Redemptive, rousing and real, Jagged Little Pill stands alongside the original musicals that have sustained the best hopes of Broadway.” 

Show History 

  • Inspired by Alanis Morissette’s debut album “Jagged Little Pill,” released in 1995 
  • Premiered on Broadway in 2019 
  • Nominated for 15 Tony® Awards 


Jagged Little Pill presents a vivid, messy, and chaotic portrayal of a modern-day family who deal with their pain and try to heal. The Healy family appears to be the picture-perfect family in their suburban Connecticut neighborhood.  

Yet pictures can be deceiving. Mother MJ battles a growing addiction to opiates following a car accident and battles with trauma in her past. Father Steve watches his wife become increasingly withdrawn and distant. Meanwhile their child Frankie is determined to find her own voice and discover her sexuality, while their son Nick must balance the pressure of his parents to do well against exposing his own faults in order to make sure justice is served. 

Content Considerations 

Jagged Little Pill includes on-stage depictions of:   

Opioid abuse, drug overdose, rape and sexual violence, references to pornography, underage consensual and nonconsensual sex, alcohol use by minors, use of strong language, references of religious bias, racism, and interracial adoption.  

Please visit to learn more about the show’s partner organizations, who have countless resources that speak to the many topics covered in the show. 


August 1-6 

Run Time 

2 hours 15 minutes + intermission 




Discount prices for groups of 10 or more are available by contacting Starlight’s group sales department at 816-997-1137 or 

If you are a season member and wish to opt-out of this show in your season membership, please consider swapping into RAIN or exchanging your tickets for additional tickets to another season show. You may do this by calling the box office at (816) 363-7827.  


General parking is included with ticket purchase. Premium parking is $30 and may be purchased in advance only. 

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