“Welcome to a show about death!” the ebullient chorus of “mourners” sings. Then Beetlejuice — as interpreted for the stage by actor Alex Brightman, as a shameless, gravelly voiced vaudevillian huckster — reiterates in his own gleefully glib way: “That’s the thing with life, no one makes it out alive!”

The Broadway run of Beetlejuice: The Musical kicked off late last month at the Winter Garden Theatre in New York City, where it will be playing straight into October. You can grab your tickets now, or if you’d rather get a better taste of what you can expect before you plunk down the money, you can check out some first look footage below.