Broadway World - Highly Recommended
"...The musical offers a rare blend of a smart book, a dazzling directorial vision, a powerful cast and a technical team, all of which is buoyed by the songs of a musician who, from the age of 21, has a sizeable cultural imprint on a generation of Americans. To the creative forces that united director Diane Paulus, bookwriter Diablo Cody, movement director/choreographer Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui and composers Morissette and Glen Ballard, a heartfelt Thank U. To anybody reading this, get to the Pantages and see what this mayhem is all about."
Stage and Cinema - Not Recommended
"...Overall, I nearly OD’d on all the little pill plot points. Cody has found plenty of decent dialogue but her construction leaves us confused as to just whose story this is. And if it isn’t silly enough that one family is mixed up in every scandal in town, Cody ties up this messy package with in an improbable little bow at the end. Despite the happy Christmas Card finale, everything is most definitely NOT going to be fine, fine, fine."
Stage Scene LA - Highly Recommended
"...A double album’s worth of Alanis Morissette’s Greatest Hits provide the plot-propelling dramatic soundtrack to Jagged Little Pill, the thrillingly of-the-moment Tony winner that redefines the oft-derided “jukebox musical” to stunning effect."
Daily Bruin - Recommended
"...The jukebox musical composed of the ’90s icon’s album of the same name is running at the Hollywood Pantages Theatre until Oct. 2. The musical follows the seemingly perfect lives of the Healy family, including the failing marriage of parents Mary Jane “MJ” (Heidi Blickenstaff) and Steve (Chris Hoch) and siblings Frankie (Lauren Chanel) and Nick (Dillon Klena). Combining humor and Morissette’s fiery discography, “Jagged Little Pill” delivers tears, laughs and discomfort in an engaging yet timeless story of addiction, rape culture and self-discovery."
Stage Raw - Somewhat Recommended
"...Despite the many ways in which the show aims to captivate, there are also more than a few ways in which it doesn’t quite land. The sensory experience alone is off-putting; the music is consistently mixed too loud, making it difficult to understand the lyrics, flashing strobe lights are used in a variety of places without caution, most of the ensemble vocals and solo riffs are unimpressive, and the supporting actors are used excessively and heavy-handedly to the point of flat-out ruining numbers by crowding the stage. When the choreography isn’t stunningly beautiful, it more often than not reads as floppy and overactive."
Ticket Holders LA - Highly Recommended
"...The opening night of Morissette's Jagged Little Pill at the Pantages is certainly a fortuitous event for Los Angeles audiences, not only because of her incredible score (created with Glen Ballard with additional music by Michael Farrell and Guy Sigsworth), but because it has no corn as high as an elephant's eye, rain in Spain, problems with Maria, or real good clambakes. It is raucous, loud, bursting with energy, and still has something important to say."
Indulge Magazine - Highly Recommended
"...Such a production could easily slide into a flimsy accommodation to showcase songs already made popular by Morisette, simply an opportunity to enjoy live performances with the accompanying story being peripheral, but Jagged Little Pill, is anything but such an excuse. It manages to do much more. The narrative of the Healy family is stirring and poignant, acted with skill and commitment by the cast, and the music, a sturdy buttress. In the first act, Ironic, adapted to a classroom discussion and performed by Frankie (Lauren Chanel) and her boyfriend Phoenix (Rishi Golani) brought the crowd to stitches. In the second act, You Oughta Know performed by Frankie’s lesbian girlfriend Jo (Jade McLeod) spurred the audience to a well-deserved standing ovation."