Overview


Synopsis

Tick, Tick... Boom!, an intimate, autobiographical pop/rock musical from the creator of Rent, tells the story of Jon, a struggling composer whose life seems to be going nowhere. About to turn 30 and still waiting tables for a living, Jon is desperately scared that he may never “make it” on Broadway. The pressure to break out or give up only grows as Jon’s girlfriend, Susan, announces that she wants to get married and move out of the city, and his best friend, Michael, quits acting and finds huge financial success as a Madison Avenue corporate executive. Jon’s new musical SUPERBIA has a great workshop but no prospects, and as time ticks by Jon wonders if maybe his friends are right, and it’s time to throw in the towel. Created by Jonathan Larson as a deeply personal peek into the life of an artist, Tick, Tick... Boom! follows one man’s journey to define success on his own terms.


Characters

Jon

Male

Lead

Tenor

Male

Supporting

Tenor

Female

Supporting

Mezzo-Soprano, Alto



Show Information

Conceived By
Category
Number of Acts
1 Act
First Produced
2001
Genres
Settings
Multiple Settings, Simple/No Set
Time & Place
new york city, 1991
Cast Size
Orchestra Size
Rock Combo
Dancing
Musical Staging
Ideal For
College/University, Community Theatre, Professional Theatre
Casting Notes
Mostly male cast
Includes young adult, adult characters

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