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Be More Chill (Off-Broadway)

From 306 member  reviews
Members say: Entertaining, Funny, Clever, Great singing, Quirky

About the show

This New York premiere musical is an edgy, comic look at coming of age in the digital age. Get tickets to the Broadway transfer here!. More…

Jeremy Heere is your average, nothing-special teenager at Middleborough High in nothing-special New Jersey...until the day he finds out about 'The Squip.' A tiny supercomputer inside a pill. Swallow one and a personalized voice will tell you how to dress, how to speak, how to…become cool. Thus begins a journey that pits Jeremy's desire to be popular against his struggle to remain true to his authentic self.


Member Reviews (306)

MEMBERS SAY:

Entertaining, Funny, Clever, Great singing, Quirky
83
Avg Score

78
Ambitious, Cliched, Confusing, Dizzying, Quirky

See it if "Dear Evan Hansen" and "Mean Girls" definitely came to mind, with the aforementioned 2 being better. It was "ok". I wasn't sure what to ex-

Don't see it if pect, but, with the hype of "sweeping-the-nation" or being "sold out", I guess I felt "honored" to partake, but, maybe because I'm in my mid

Also 30s, I was underwhelmed. It was loud (for the woman next to me). I may... Read more Read less

90
Ambitious, Enchanting, Great singing, Must see, Resonant

See it if you like a fun night at the theater and aren't put-out by reference you may not get.

Don't see it if sci-fi or silliness are things you don't enjoy or you literally need more chill in your life.

87
Entertaining, Great singing, Great staging, Refreshing, Quirky

See it if you want to see a Sci-Fi Musical with a very catchy soundtrack. The show is fun, but story is a but far fetched even for the sci-fi world.

Don't see it if you don't want something that really is for high school kids. It's a good show to see if you have saw some of the other classics first.

Also I went into the show knowing the soundtrack and really enjoying the mu... Read more Read less

90
Entertaining, Funny, Great singing, Must see, Great staging

See it if you want to take a teenager or someone in their 20's to see a show about feeling left out, that is funny with lively music

Don't see it if you don't like strobe lights or anything having to do with sex.

59
Cliched, Banal, Overrated, Slow

See it if you've never seen a story set in high school before or don't need a fresh perspective brought to a well-worn topic

Don't see it if you want surprise and aural variety in your musicals

88
Clever, Absorbing, Delightful, Great singing, Great staging

See it if A captivating experience in musical theatre. Marvelous performers. You must be open minded and young at heart.

Don't see it if If loud music and flashing lights didturb you, this may not be for you but suck it up. It's worth it.

79
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Relevant, Quirky

See it if You enjoy fun shows with an enjoyable score, quirky story, and a strong cast that bring relevant issues to the stage (in a fantastical way!)

Don't see it if You prefer more traditional theater with old-school songs, or don’t like stories that have many unbelievable and sometimes silly elements.

72
Entertaining, Funny, Fluffy, Overrated, Quirky

See it if It's Mean Girls meets Dear Evan Hanson meets Little Shop of Horrors. Only not as good as any of those. Amusing, with good performances

Don't see it if You aren't a millennial

80
Funny, Clever, Edgy

See it if very entertaining and likable.You will have a blast!The cast is talented,exuberant and energetic.You don't need to be a teen to enjoy it!

Don't see it if everyone will enjoy it. It has an original plot,relatable characters, and an empowering message about listening to your inner voice. See it!

84
Upbeat, encouraging, witty, great music

See it if You're teen or teen-centric. Insightful tall tale of fitting in and growing up. Great blend of sci-fi with classical musical elements.

Don't see it if You're not interested in coming of age issues.

88
Jaunty, Entertaining, Funny, Quirky, Ambitious

See it if you are a teenaged girl, or have some similar interests...that's actually an oversimplification, if you have an open mind, you'll enjoy it.

Don't see it if you need a musical to a) make sense and b) have a point. The message is simple, and the journey enjoyable. Keep an open mind.

Also Will Roland (Jeremy Heere) is the stereotypical nerd loser, who dreams... Read more Read less

79
Nothing profound - but tons of fun, Cliched, Great singing, Fluffy

See it if U can Chill out & not expect great theater. A pure fun musical, typical teen angst, straight forward message. George Salazar is fantastic

Don't see it if You want something complex or original, this isn't it. BMC rests a simple but fun plot device & strong staging

Also My companion commented that the Broadway production will be good becau... Read more Read less

65
Ambitious, Intense

See it if you enjoy shows about high schoolers who don't fit in and MPDGs whom they love.

Don't see it if you are looking for a more old-school musical with lyrics you can actually hear/understand.

Also This show is SO. LOUD. The music was so loud I honestly couldn't hear ... Read more Read less

90
Entertaining, Funny, Thought-provoking, Great staging, Riveting

See it if You want an explosive blend of Dear Evan Hansen, Mean Girls, Sci-Fi & Punk with awesome dance & memorable songs. Staging is exciting & fun.

Don't see it if You don't want to laugh & have fun. Strobes upset your system. Zaniness makes you crazy.

95
Great acting, Great singing, Hilarious, Quirky, Great writing

See it if you want to see a really fun and unique shows and you don't mind shows that are completely rooted in the current related of today.

Don't see it if you don't like shows that have science fiction related themes.

45
Banal, Cliched, Ambitious, Disappointing, Well-intentioned

See it if You love the novel it was based on or are already in love with the cast recording. You want to see a strong cast govenit their all.

Don't see it if You’re looking for consistency—this is tonally all over the place and rarely manages to connect emotionally. It’s disjointed.

Also “Michael Alone in the Bathroom” is an incredibly winning song, beautif... Read more Read less

86
Entertaining, Confusing, Great singing, Overrated, Refreshing

See it if you like shows in the vein of Mean Girls or Evan Hansen that skew towards a younger audience or want to hear some great new music

Don't see it if you can't stand shrieking teens & tweens like they are at a Bieber concert

83
Nerds be yourself or take a chill pill and enjoy the ride ... can you control the voices in your head?

See it if tugs at insecurities we felt in high school; fabulous cast; fun high school characters

Don't see it if this sci-fi, pop-culture musical takes it a little too far in parts of the second act but overall a great show; congrats BROADWAY BOUND!

Also Will Rowland, went from supporting nerdy-man in DEH to leading nerdy-m... Read more Read less

72
Ambitious, Entertaining, Overrated, Teen oriented

See it if you seek a work that attempts to teach about dedication of and to friends and family. Teen coming of age lesson.

Don't see it if you've been led to believe this is the greatest since sliced bread. Entertaining, but great it isn't.

86
Great acting, Great singing, Great staging, Fun, Cultish

See it if you are a teenager or a teenager at heart. Great cast who play many roles. Like Mean Girls but with sci-fi thrown in. Lots of belting!

Don't see it if you can't relate to the teen genre, a kitschy story, or are looking for something more profound.

80
Great singing, Great acting, Quirky, Relevant, Entertaining

See it if you want to see killer performances - esp. by Roland and Salazar, and want to be in on the "next big thing" everyone's buzzing about.

Don't see it if you don't like shows with young protagonists and even younger audiences.

84
Absorbing, Clever, Entertaining, Edgy, Fresh

See it if you are interested in work that pulls together a broad variety of features - sci-fi, technology, 90s nostalgia, and deliberate cheesiness.

Don't see it if youth culture, social media, and dependence on technology put you off as subject matter. Enjoyable for all, but targets younger audiences.

Also One of the most remarkable things about the show is its behind-the-sce... Read more Read less

50
Disappointing, Insipid, Overrated, Simple

See it if you're a teenager...or if you have teenagers who want to see the show.

Don't see it if you are a fan of sophisticated, intelligent musicals.

Also I was completely blown away by this show - in all the wrong ways. I ge... Read more Read less

72
Quirky

See it if You're a high school kid with a lot of angst (even my college age daughters thought it skewed younger than them) or if you hid at parties.

Don't see it if If don't have any contact with teens. You will be baffled. Also don't see if you dislike casual references to masturbation and marijuana.

79
Clever, Great staging, Refreshing, Overrated, Entertaining

See it if You like shows like little shop, batboy, etc it’s like those but needs some work. Still better than mean girls.

Don't see it if You want to hear dialogue over the screaming of high school students acting like they’re at a Bieber concert. I can’t even.


August 9th, 2018
"Unfortunately, anyone for whom adolescence is a distant and unpleasant memory is unlikely to feel like screaming, not in ecstasy, anyway...'Be More Chill' seems like a members-only club for those caught in the hellish here-and-now of the middle teens...From beginning to end, the score has an 'OM...
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August 9th, 2018
"Iconis' pop-rock score includes plenty of enjoyably catchy, uptempo numbers...Director Stephen Brackett keeps things moving at a frenetic pace, with Chase Brock's energetic choreography providing plenty of opportunities for the young performers to exhibit their athleticism...Exuberantly performe...
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August 9th, 2018
"Roland’s best musical moment comes early in the show with squeakily and eloquently-rendered lines...For Salazar, his nervous 'Michael in the Bathroom' is a second act tour de force, a rollercoaster ride of anxiety-driven vocal emotionalism and melodic complexity...Stephen Brackett and Beowulf Bo...
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August 9th, 2018
"'Be More Chill' is a delight, a tale of social anxiety whose pop-rock score, written by Joe Iconis, is unfailingly lively and fresh. Stephen Brackett and Chase Brock, the director and choreographer, keep the pace brisk, and the cast, Stephanie Hsu in particular, is engaging without limit. Yes, J...
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