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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

85
Funny, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if you want to see a better version of DEAR EVAN HANSON crossed with LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS and want some fun.

Don't see it if you want to see HAMILTON.

100
Absorbing, Clever, Delightful, Funny, Great singing

See it if “Be More chill” is in every sense the musical interpretation of what “E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial” movie represented

Don't see it if If you are short sighted and you are not able to let yourself be convinced by the mass appeal of this work

Also for the 20th century generation: a sci-fi adventure that captures what... Read more Read less

87
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Refreshing

See it if you love musicals and are waiting for the next great thing!

Don't see it if you do not singing, laughing, dancing and fun

100
Absolutely fantastic

See it if you enjoy a great musical experience and aren't offended by stuff or object to loud presentations.

Don't see it if you don't like modern musical experiences.

Also Excellent singing and acting. A vibrant atmosphere both on stage and i... Read more Read less

96
Absorbing, Clever, Masterful, Relevant, Well-constructed

See it if you're a human. Seriously, it's that good.

Don't see it if you hate modern musicals? I really can't think of much of a reason not to see it.

Also I tried to find a reason not to like this show - I just couldn't. It t... Read more Read less

74
Edgy, Energetic

See it if You are young and value high energy over tight structure. This show will probably get tighter for the transfer to Bway.

Don't see it if You are tired of shows about teenage angst regardless how clever the gimmicks. Some of the shtick is overdone and tiresome. Be patient.

49
Disappointing, Excruciating

See it if You enjoy bad High School musicals with awful songs and bad jokes - clearly not the next Dear Evan Hansen

Don't see it if You expect it to live up to the hype - why is it moving to Broadway?

75
Ambitious, Entertaining, Great singing, Quirky

See it if you like rock musicals, some sci-fi elements, teen/high school stories, etc. This may be the first popular/notable YA Musical.

Don't see it if you're expecting a life changing, new experience.

90
Clever, Entertaining, Great singing, Hilarious

See it if you love a new and original musical - DEH meets Toxic Avenger! Total fun and great for teenagers! A cult hit for sure!

Don't see it if you're looking for something tradition - this is a very modern musical.

90
Clever, Delightful, Great acting, Refreshing, Relevant

See it if You like smart musicals with a charming premise. Excellent cast. Loved the music.

Don't see it if If you don't like musicals geared to teenagers.

90
Refreshing, Funny, Entertaining, Delightful, Quirky

See it if you want a very entertaining fun sci-fi high school drama musical, I didn't stop smiling the whole way through! Great 'pop'songs throughout

Don't see it if you dislike musicals, high school drama or want a 'serious' play, or are susceptible to earworm songs (this is full of them!)

Also A millennial version of Little Shop of Horrors meets Mean Girls with a... Read more Read less

88
Clever, Refreshing, Relevant, Great singing, Ambitious

See it if you enjoy upbeat, current musicals that focus on teenage issues in a fun and creative way; if you've heard the cast recording and are a fan!

Don't see it if you don't like current trendy topics in your musicals.

85
Entertaining, Edgy, Refreshing, Funny, Quirky

See it if You like quirky musicals with cliched themes but with new fun twists set to a catchy score. An enthusiastic cast and fun staging too.

Don't see it if A tinge of sci-fi to emphasize themes is not your style.

51
Disappointing, Great singing, Overrated

See it if you are curious as to what all the hype is about, if you are a parent to a teen, or love contemporary musical theatre

Don't see it if you are sensitive to loud shows (this one is very loud) or prefer traditional musical theatre to contemporary pop/rock shows

Also Having read the book it was based on (a disappointing insight into an ... Read more Read less

86
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Great singing

See it if You want to hear some good songs and a good story. Definitely see it if you have a teenager.

Don't see it if You would feel uncomfortable with a little bit of talk about porn and masturbation.

83
Ambitious, Confusing, Disappointing, Quirky, Edgy

See it if you're a fan of the modern era of musicals and experimental theatre (not that this is necessarily experimental, but you need an open mind)

Don't see it if more modern-sounding music and subject material doesn't appeal to you, you don't have patience for the quirky and the bazaar

74
Overrated, Quirky, Entertaining, Great singing, Ambitious

See it if you want to see the catchy new show everyone is talking about. You like awkward high school stories with an talented young cast.

Don't see it if you're expecting the "next Dear Evan Hansen." Less heartfelt than DEH and less catchy than Mean Girls. You dislike cliche sci-fi tropes.

30
Overrated, Bad book, Poor staging, Loud

See it if You like teenage musicals with little plot, Only one or two memorable songs. I guess if you're a teenager or fan of the book. Male leads +

Don't see it if You're expecting a Great Show. You enjoy set design that isn't just projections.

95
Entertaining, Clever, Must see

See it if Great message for high schoolers and up. Very modern.

Don't see it if Not for elders. If you don’t like musicals

80
Funny, Quirky, Edgy, Modern

See it if like some sci-fi or teen angst with your musicals; a fan of young adult fiction. Young cast has great energy.

Don't see it if You want a polished feeling musical - BMC feels rough around the edges by design.

Also Be More Chill seems like a coming of age story for Gen Z; heavy on hig... Read more Read less

95
Clever, Relevant, Hilarious, Intelligent, Entertaining

See it if You like shows that relate to the awkwardness and cliquishness of youth and the desire to belong or be unnoticed

Don't see it if You aren’t interested in youth culture or sci fi stories

95
Absorbing, Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Great singing

See it if you want to be on the cutting edge of teen culture. Relationships feel very real. Great score & fun sci-fi element to it. Story has heart.

Don't see it if teen angst makes you nuts. The story is a little far-fetched & characters are stereotypes but will remind you of your high school years.

Also I see why it's moving to Broadway. Curious to see how long the teens w... Read more Read less

84
Funny, Great staging, Great singing, Quirky, Entertaining

See it if You LI ke coming of age —nerd prevails genre, High tech staging, goofy funny plot, catchy , off beat (and loud) music

Don't see it if You don’t care for silly irreverent stuff.

80
Clever, Confusing, Entertaining, Edgy, Relevant

See it if You are a teen or are with teens, you like high school–angst themes and enjoy weird/science-fiction elements in otherwise plausible stories.

Don't see it if You like only realistic stories and/or do not care for coming-of-age storylines.

62
Be less ear splitting

See it if you are charmed by high school musicals that remind you (often lovingly) of many others of the genre.

Don't see it if you have low tolerance for aggressively over-amplified hyperkinetic shenanigans.

Also Somewhere there is a more cohesive show here. There are many very ente... Read more Read less


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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