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 love Rent and want to see a musical about the amazing man behind it, or if you relate to being at an impasse in life
Don't see it if You need a musical to be super coherent and the songs all to be profound; or you don't like a show with only 3 cast who have great chemistry
See it if you want to see an amazingly talented Ciara Renee. you want to hear a beautiful rendition of See Her Smile by Nick Blaemire
Don't see it if You are not interested in a show about someone questioning whether they should give up on making it on braodway as they turn 30.
See it if you're a big fan of rent or if you want to see a handful really incredible moments peppered in amongst the rest of the average show
Don't see it if you don't like rock musicals or if you want a big spectacle of a show. This one is very bare bones
See it if You love rock musicals, loved RENT and like the writing of Jonathan Larson.
Don't see it if If you expect a huge Broadway production that is light and fluffy with a big cast.
See it if you love Jonathan Larson and want a taste of his world. This is clearly a pre-RENT musical that has all the magic of Larson and his talent.
Don't see it if you aren't interested in starving artists themes and late-20s/early 30s relationship navigating.
See it if if you like a tuneful, autobiographical insightful show about an early mid-life crisis of Larsen before he hits it big with Rent
Don't see it if If you are expecting the quality of the original then you'll be disappointed - serviceable but not a great cast.
See it if you love Rent/Larson and are interested in seeing an earlier work. The staging/ choreography is great, and the performers are engaging.
Don't see it if too-smart, self-serving works aren't your thing. There is a lot to like here, but some of it comes off as navel-gazing.
See it if you <3 the score & would <3 anyone singing it, or if you've never seen a production. Also, if you like small musicals or are a young artist.
Don't see it if the cast recording is perfect to you and no one else could do these songs justice. Also, if you're expecting a big-scale musical like RENT.
See it if you enjoy Jonathan Larson's work; you appreciate inside references to other musicals; you can enjoy a small cast
Don't see it if you dislike rock musicals; you don't care about 90s themes
See it if LIKE GREAT MUSICALS IT REMINDS US OF THE MUSICAL RENT EXCELENT MUSIC AND THE CAST ARE GREAT
Don't see it if YOU DONT LIKE MUSICALS
See it if you like Johnathan Larson, enjoyed Rent and are interested in a somewhat autobiographical story.
Don't see it if you aren't interested in small productions, or are looking for a typical Broadway show
See it if You want a terrific score (I think better than RENT) and some wonderful performances. Still a delightful show.
Don't see it if You want big and splashy. Intimate and charming. (Could use a little less amplification in such a small space.)
See it if You are a Jonathan Larson fan and have interest in his journey. You can see this was the springboard for rent. The male lead is terrific.
Don't see it if You are looking for something profound or a spectacular.
See it if You're a Jonathan Larson or "Rent" fan, or you're going through a career change and want an entertaining but not ponderous look at the issue
Don't see it if You're not willing to put up with a couple of minor structural flaws or are looking for something groundbreaking.
See it if You like Jonathan Larson's music and/or Rent, and are interested in a biographical musical
Don't see it if You need a big, flashy, tourist-friendly musical. Staging isn't great (clearly very low budget), but it's all about the show.
See it if you love original works with strong scores performed to perfection
Don't see it if you expect big production numbers and fancy sets
See it if you are a fan of Jonathan Larson, Rent, or rock musicals.
Don't see it if you would prefer a more traditional piece of theater.
Also very well-staged show with 3 great actors.
See it if you like to be inspired by stories of artists who risk a lot to pursue their passion
Don't see it if you don't like rock musicals, or if you are looking for a big chorus (this is a cast of 3)
See it if you enjoyed Rent and want to know more about and from its creator, you love a show which explores the challenges & joys of a life in theater
Don't see it if a show about the life of young people who are trying to figure out their lives has no interest, you don't enjoy shows about theater.
See it if you like Rent and autobiographical stories. It's a little bit of a museum piece from the early 90's.
Don't see it if you want to see a completed work and don't like rock musicals.
See it if you like autobiographical-style musicals with catchy numbers and a talented cast done on a simple but effective set.
Don't see it if you don't like bare bones productions. This one has no spectacle but is well worth seeing for the music and talented cast.
See it if you would love to see a rock musical. Great show for young people. Excellent acting by two actors who play multiple roles. Great singing.
Don't see it if You would not enjoy seeing a mostly bare-staged musical memoir about a young composer wanting to become the Steven Sondheim of rock musicals