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Tick, Tick…Boom!

Dates Postponed

Book, Music and Lyrics by Jonathan Larson

From the creator of “Rent”


It is with much regret that we must postpone tick, tick…BOOM! by Jonathan Larson. San Francisco's recent rain storms have been incredibly damaging to our space and unfortunately it will take additional time to fix the extensive repairs in the Decker Theatre. You can read more about our soggy start to 2023 in this San Francisco Chronicle profile.



Before Rent, the musical that defined a generation, there was tick, tick...BOOM!


From the mind of Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winner Jonathan Larson comes the story of Jon, a young composer on the eve of his 30th birthday. Stuck waiting tables and struggling to write the next great American musical, Jon can feel the time to make his mark on the world slipping away. As the people he loves move on to new careers and new places, Jon is faced with a choice: find security or follow his destiny. With Larson’s trademark style of pop-rock score blended with traditional musical theatre, this exuberant and charming tale will speak to anyone who's ever gotten lost on their way to finding their dreams.


Book, Music and Lyrics by Jonathan Larson (pronouns: he/him)

Script Consultant by David Auburn (pronouns: he/him) 

Vocal Arrangements and Orchestrations by Stephen Oremus (pronouns: he/him)

Directed by Cindy Goldfield (pronouns: she/her)

Musical Direction by Ben Prince (pronouns: he/him)


tick, tick…BOOM! was originally produced off-Broadway in June, 2001 by Victoria Leacock, Robyn Goodman, Dede Harris, Lorie Cowen Levy, Beth Smith



“A thrill to see and hear” - The New York Times


“Moving and amusing portrait of a struggling artist” - The Hollywood Reporter


“Songs are melodic and instantly appealing” - Variety


“Charming, touching, relevant” - New York Theatre Guide



Jonathan Larson was a composer, lyricist and playwright who created the mega-hit musical Rent, which went on to win a Pulitzer Prize for Drama, multiple Tony Awards and Drama Desk Awards, and New York Drama Critics' Circle Award for Best Musical.


David Auburn is best known for his Tony Award-winning play Proof, in addition to screenplays for The Lake House, The Girl in the Park, and Georgetown.


Stephen Oremus has composed music for many award-winning Broadway theatre productions including Avenue Q, Wicked, The Book of Mormon, and Kinky Boots.



Season Producers: Michael Golden & Michael Levy, Robert Holgate, Lowell Kimble, Ted Tucker

Executive Producers: Norman Abramson, Dennis Lickteig & William Giammona, Andrew Smith & Brian Savard, Frank Yellin & Mark Showalter

Producers: Cole Kinney & Dale Becherer, Charles Renfroe

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