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 you are a Larson fan. It's enchanting and meaningful and was especially fun to see right after I saw Sunday in the Park with George.
Don't see it if you are looking for big production numbers. But actually you should still see it, it's great.
See it if you're a Jonathan Larson/Rent fan & aren't familiar with this show. The score is fantastic. The music is absolutely the star of the show.
Don't see it if you have fond memories of another TTB production. This one has its flaws. Most egregious, the stage is too big for such an intimate show.
See it if you want a touching story with a strong score. The characters are imperfect & endearing in this lively/energized production.
Don't see it if you don't like biographical shows or when some themes feel a bit outdated.
See it if Jonathan Larson's music thrills you. This gem with such great music and lyrics is a must see. Sunday's homage to Sondheim is great.
Don't see it if You like bigger spectacle musicals.
See it if you want a glimpse of what was going through Jonathan Larson's head before writing Rent and you want to see a good production of this show.
Don't see it if you're looking for a strong attraction between the male and female leads or if you don't like rock musicals in smaller stagings.
See it if You've never seen the show before. The cast is great and the music is performed well. Also found the show hopeful and ultimately uplifting
Don't see it if You expect perfection. It isn't. But if you like Rent and are curious about Jonathan Larson's other work - go.
See it if you like Rent (or don't like Rent). Great actors and singing. Great music, really fun and riveting show all around.
Don't see it if you don't like shows with really small casts.
Also I do not like Rent, but I really enjoyed this.
See it if you like Jonathan Larson (Rent), enjoy small intimate shows, like absorbing people shows
Don't see it if you want big production numbers, don't like small bands or casts, aren't interested in relevant theatre
See it if You are a fan of Jonathan Larson/Rent, you like rock chamber musicals. Music isn't as memorable as Rent but as a whole is quite compelling.
Don't see it if You don't like rock musicals or small casts (3 person show). Show is dated (takes place in the 90's).
See it if You're interested in the seeds of Rent. Clever songwriting and Ciara Renee has great moments but this was a miss for me. Appealing cast.
Don't see it if You're not a Larson super fan. I got bored and it's only 90 minutes.
See it if you like to see the thought processes of an writer/composer/playwright in the crisis point of his career.
Don't see it if you need a play to be complete and polished.
See it if you have any doubts that Rent was NOT a fluke. The production substitutes energy for insight, but the material by Larson is full of insight
Don't see it if you saw the Encores production a few summers ago that was much more concerned with the beauty and genius of Larson's writing.
See it if Want to see what a talent Larson possessed before Rent. Good performances even though the female lead is a bit weak. Good singing but falls
Don't see it if Expect to be thrilled but the male lead is really good or if you don't like small productions
See it if You appreciate great singing, stories about later-life coming-of-age, and want to see another work by the legendary Jonathan Larson.
Don't see it if You are bored by typical soul-searching male characters whose female counterparts are only present to serve his angst-filled story line.
See it if Like modern musical plays with contemporary lyrics and high energy song &dance. Appreciate creative process & search for recognition.
Don't see it if You don't understand Show business or sympathize artist anxiety. Not for those who want fluffy themes, impressive costumes & splashy sets.
See it if You struggle with growing up or moving forward in life. You like the show "Rent." You want to see stories about real people, with music.
Don't see it if You only like contemporary shows (this very much shows the period it takes place in). You don't want to watch people who have problems.
See it if saw the last revival at city center, and enjoy show with great soundtrack and smart production in a small stage
Don't see it if youre looking for big cast or big production numbers...