Be More Chill

Musical

New Work
Writers: Joe Tracz Joe Iconis

Overview

Show Information

Book
Music
Lyrics
Based on the Play/Book/Film
"Be More Chill" by Ned Vizzini
Category
Musical
Number of Acts
2
First Produced
2018
Genres
Dark Comedy, Fairy Tale/Fantasy
Settings
Contemporary, Multiple Settings
Time & Place
Suburban New Jersey. Present.
Cast Size
medium
Orchestra Size
Rock Combo
Ideal for
College/University, Community Theatre, Ensemble Cast, Professional Theatre, Regional Theatre, Star Vehicle Male
Casting Notes
Mostly male cast
Includes late teen, young adult, adult characters

Synopsis

“More than survive.” That’s all Jeremy Heere wants out of high school. But looking up from the bottom of the social ladder, there’s little hope for the uncool Jeremy. But what if there was an easy way to change all that? Enter the SQUIP, a Japanese nanocomputer in the form of an easy-to-swallow pill. The SQUIP will implant itself in your brain and tell you what to wear, what to say, and how to act to achieve ultimate coolness. Seems like an easy choice, right? But when things with the SQUIP take an unexpected, darker turn, is Jeremy willing to lose his best friend, his crush, his classmates, and the whole world, all in an effort to be more chill? Set to a hot pop-rock score by Joe Iconis, Be More Chill is a hilarious sci-fi tale of high school and one boy’s quest to fit in.

Lead Characters