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Tick, Tick…Boom!

Mar 3 - Apr 1, 2023

Book, Music and Lyrics by Jonathan Larson

From the creator of “Rent”

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)


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Full run: Mar 3-Apr 1, 2023

Pay-what-you-wish Previews: Mar 3-10

Opening Night: Mar 11

Post-Show Discussion: Mar 19

Enhanced Safety Performance with Limited Capacity: Mar 29



“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.

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