Keen Company revives this autobiographical musical by Jonathan Larson, the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning creator of 'Rent.' More…
'Tick, Tick… BOOM!' is the story of an aspiring composer questioning his life choices on the eve of his 30th birthday. His girlfriend wants to get married and move out of the city, his best friend is making big bucks on Madison Avenue, but Jon is still waiting on tables and trying to write the great American musical. This exhilarating, funny, and moving work by the late Larson will speak to anyone who's ever gotten lost on the way to finding their dreams.
See it if An upbeat heartfelt musical with catchy songs and energetic staging for 3 performers. I loved the vocals. I've seen it twice now!
Don't see it if You are looking for something more dramatic, or for a bigger production. I thought it was just right.
See it if you're a Rent-head & want to see an early (if far less satisfying) work by Jonathan Larson, who left us too soon & with too small an oeuvre.
Don't see it if you expect a solid book with depth & meaning. [There's a lot of talent on the stage, but they don't really gel in this very slight piece.]
See it if Earnest, rough-edged revival of Lawson's pre-Rent showcase. Able acting & singing fail to ignite lackluster book. But songs are heartfelt
Don't see it if Male leads lack charisma but Lilli Cooper shines. Lawson's raw talent on unmistakable display making untimely death even more heartbreaking
See it if It was super .. loved the Raul Essparza version as well . We liked it better than Rent. Caught the last performance
Don't see it if It was closing night...... Sorry
See it if you're a Jonathan Larson fan & want to see a less successful work somewhat inspired by his own life in a nice intimate setting
Don't see it if you want another "Rent," expect lots of singing & dancing, are not open to a story of a young man trying to find his place in the world
See it if you're a fan of Rent. This is Jonathan Larson's earlier work and it explores the same themes. Performances are terrific; story is relatable.
Don't see it if you're looking for big production numbers. This is a simple production told with honesty and a lot of heart.
See it if You've always wanted to see the "long, lost" musical by the composer of "Rent". Larson's talent is evident.
Don't see it if You're not a fan of "Rent" or of rock musicals in general, or if you want to see a show that boasts more than three actors and a band.
See it if you want to see the first time work of a playwright who had a promising future; you understand how difficult it can be to obtain your dream
Don't see it if you are looking for a big production musical with a large cast, orchestra, sets and costumes;
See it if you have never seen a production of this musical. The original and the recent Encores! revival fared much better.
Don't see it if you want to hear the lyrics of the songs. The on-stage band has a habit of drowning out the actors.
See it if you liked RENT & want 2 see more of Jonathan Larson's work, want 2 see the new Susan... Lilli Cooper
Don't see it if you didn't like RENT or rock musicals, or not interested in the angst of creation
See it if you love shows that involve you, amuse you, and touch you. This Jonathan Larsen gem is as moving as Rent. Nick Blaemire is brilliant.
Don't see it if you are an idiot!Seriously this is an iconic show that is not revived often.This is a first rate production with knock 'em dead performances
See it if you're curious to learn more about the man behind RENT, Jonathan Larson. See this if you enjoy small musicals with heart.
Don't see it if you want something big, bold, and flashy. This is subdued with some really touching moments.
See it if you like(d) Larson, if you are interested in his story, if you like rock music, if you liked RENT. Some songs beautiful.
Don't see it if you don't like loud bands, if you don't like furniture constantly moving, if you don't like three person shows when two play multiple roles
See it if You are a Rent fan or want to know more about the struggles of an artist waiting for a break- good band
Don't see it if You want something classic & casting is ok...wishing for Raul
See it if you're a Jonathan Larson fan. If you want to remember how everyone feels about reaching their dreams in a critical moment in life. Poignant
Don't see it if You don't like JL's music, it's such a universal theme that it can feel cliched. But I liked the way it was handled.
See it if You are a Jonathan Larson fan, or if you aren't, because you should be. A charming autobiographical glimpse of his life.
Don't see it if Give this delightful show a chance unless you know nothing about Larson,or have no interest in his story.
See it if You enjoy a great cast who pull off Broadway-esque dance and song in limited space. Set in the 90's, it's dated, but you won't mind much.
Don't see it if You don't enjoy musicals or stories about finding your way in an artistic career, and in life.
See it if You are interested in pre-Rent Larson in a charming small revival in an intimate theater and endearing cast.Some chemistry issues btw cast
Don't see it if You don't like small intimate productions or music that can be too loud. Characters can feel underdeveloped
See it if You are a huge Larson fan, and want to see the first draft of Rent staged as if it were a proper show.
Don't see it if You lack the patience to sit through mediocre music, awful lyrics, and cliche character arcs. The cast does good with limited material.
See it if you never saw this and are interested in seeing more of Jonathan Larsen's work & brilliant mind.
Don't see it if your looking for a large scale musical.
See it if You love Jonathan Larson or LIVE for "Rent"; the music is in the same vain. 3 actors play multiple characters- great transitions. Band ✔️+
Don't see it if You hate musicals. Cuss words. Homosexuals. "Rent". Smaller staging. Band on stage. I was only disappointed that "Rent" wasn't alluded to.
See it if you need convincing that Jonathan Larson was a special talent. If you've never seen the show, or only the terrible City Center production
Don't see it if you don't believe rock music belongs on stage, full-stop.
See it if you enjoy a delightful, three hander musical with minimal sets, but maximum talent. What happens when we don't meet our life goals?
Don't see it if you dislike musicals, or you're feeling too much like the brass ring you set for yourself is out of reach.