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Tick, Tick ... Boom!

From 255 member  reviews
Members say: Great singing, Entertaining, Great acting, Resonant, Absorbing

About the show

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.


Member Reviews (255)

MEMBERS SAY:

Great singing, Entertaining, Great acting, Resonant, Absorbing
85
Avg Score

During previews
90
Relevant, Emotional, Great singing

See it if you've ever felt insecure about what the future brings

Don't see it if you don't feel any emotions

During previews
90
Entertaining, Great singing

See it if You know good Broadway musicals and had not seen the original

Don't see it if you don't know who wrote the score

During previews
90
Absorbing, Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Intelligent

See it if You enjoy intimate musicals with character-driven stories.

Don't see it if You want big production numbers in your shows.

During previews
100
Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Resonant, Profound, Must see

See it if You love Rent, if you have a passion or a dream, if you're looking to be profoundly moved and affected

Don't see it if You're a grinch

During previews
71
Entertaining, Great acting, Clever

See it if great acting but so so singing

Don't see it if looking for a dance show


October 20th, 2016
"An affectionate, emotionally slight production...If Blaemire lacks the preternatural charm Esparza lent the role, he brings comic ease and ready sympathy...Salazar and Renée seem less suited to their roles...You can sense the director Jonathan Silverstein’s enthusiasm for the material in the bri...
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October 20th, 2016
"Capably revived by Keen Company’s Jonathan Silverstein, the musical offers an entertaining if uneven look at artistic anxiety...The stakes seem somewhat low in this version; although Blaemire is likable as always, one misses the intensity that Raúl Esparza and Lin-Manuel Miranda brought to the r...
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October 20th, 2016
"Its rough edges have been lovingly kept intact...While Auburn's cobbled-together book is little more than serviceable, Larson's pop-rock score is quite a bit more...The songs are consistently tuneful and peppy, enlivened by witty lyrics often reminiscent of Jonathan's idol, Stephen Sondheim...Th...
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October 20th, 2016
"This mounting not only presents a little-known masterwork in all its glory, but also leaves us heartbroken at the prospect of what could have been had Larson's life not ended in 1996...Blaemire, a writer and performer who's seen his share of theatrical heartbreak, brings to the table an intrinsi...
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