Tick, Tick... Boom!


Tick, Tick... Boom!


Book by  Jonathan Larson
Music and Lyrics by  Jonathan Larson


1 Act, Book Musical, Pop / Rock, Rated PG-13
Original Off-Broadway Version (2001)

An aspiring composer questions his life choices on the eve of his thirtieth birthday in Jonathan Larson's autobiographical musical.


Before Rent, there was Tick, Tick...Boom!. This autobiographical musical by Jonathan Larson, the Pulitzer Prize– and TONY Award–winning composer of Rent , is the story of a composer and the sacrifices he made to achieve his big break in theatre.  Containing fourteen songs, ten characters, three actors, and a band, Tick, Tick...Boom! takes you on the playwright/composer's journey that led to a Broadway blockbuster.

His girlfriend wants to get married and move out of the city, his best friend is making big bucks on Madison Avenue, and yet Jon is still waiting on tables and trying to write the great American musical. Set in 1990, this compelling story of personal discovery is presented as a rock musical filled with instantly appealing melodies and a unique blend of musical theatre styles.

Everyone will love this youthful, endearing, and thoughtful piece, and will surely embrace the universal ideal of holding onto your dreams through life's most difficult challenges. Tick, Tick...Boom! features a three-person cast showcasing strong pop/rock singers and allowing performers to make creative character choices.


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