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 want to experience the roots of contemporary musical theater. It's not one of the Great Musicals, but it inspired several of them.
Don't see it if you prefer your theater relevant and fresh. Even with a great cast, it feels like walking into a time capsule.
See it if if u enjoy rock/non-traditional musicals, small casts and low-key productions; +++ talent; if u want a real portrayal of life as an artist
Don't see it if seemed very loud at times, esp for a small theater; if you prefer splashy productions
See it if you're interested in Jonathan Larson. This is fascinating and contains bits of evidence of his legitimately huge but underdeveloped talent.
Don't see it if you're sensitive to anything in the vicinity of cloying - Larson was nothing if not ernest - or curiously unfortunate sound design.
See it if you are a fan of Rent, and you are interested in Jonathan Larson's earlier works.
Don't see it if you are expecting some set changes as well as costumes, this show is pretty much workshop style just like how it was intended to.
See it if If you like Jonathan Larson, his first, lesser known musical that has some fine tunes
Don't see it if You are expecting a big scale production
See it if you are a fan of Rent, and want to see a lesser-known by Jonathan Larson
Don't see it if you want to see a musical with impressive production values, or a big spectacle.
See it if You've ever felt like you weren't on the right path. You're approaching 30 or have turned 30. You loved RENT. You enjoy a small cast.
Don't see it if Want an extravagant show with big numbers. Want a show with a big cast. Trigger warning: HIV
See it if The true story of becoming an artist has never been more beautifully, delightfully or honestly told. This production is a powerhouse.
Don't see it if This is not about cats or munchkins or flying carpets. It is is an intimate piece about human beings finding their way in life.
See it if you want to hear a terrific score played and sung beautifully live.
Don't see it if you need all three actors to be of top notch quality. (two out of three are!)
See it if Great opportunity to learn the story of Jonathan Larsen and how RENT became a reality. Great reminder about how not to give up your dream!
Don't see it if If music or musicals don't hold your interest.
See it if You love Rent, but don't expect it to be at the level of Rent. Actors are amazing. They work with what they've got. They couldn't be better.
Don't see it if You're looking for a big production. Expecting this to be as great as Rent. Want a Broadway experience.
See it if You wanna see Jonathan Larson's "other" great musical. Also if you're in your 30's or if your birthday's coming up
Don't see it if You don't wanna feel the stress of getting older (but that's a part of growing up), or you're under of any of life's pressures
See it if you like RENT and/or are interested in delving into the mind of its creator and seeing a deeply personal side of him.
Don't see it if RENT drives you crazy and you don't like rock musicals; you probably won't like 90 minutes of similar material.
See it if you are a fan of Rent; enjoy a talented, energetic cast; are curious about this early work of a talented artist.
Don't see it if you want spectacle; if you are looking for a highly polished theatre piece; or if you prefer traditional musicals.
See it if You are interested in Jonathan Larson's early work or are just interested in great theatre with a story most people can relate to.
Don't see it if Are looking for an elaborate Broadway production.
See it if You can appreciate the significance of Jonathan Larson's musical legacy.
Don't see it if You're easily bored, since it started out very slowly.
See it if You want to get to know the man behind the phenomenon REnt. Entertaining and engaging. Captures the daily struggles of an artist
Don't see it if You need big sets and gimmicks to tell a story
See it if you love Jonathan Larson. His story is incredible, and the music in this show is awesome. Also, Nick Blaemire is the man.
Don't see it if you want something with more production value and upbeat.
See it if You appreciate the history of the show and its creator, and you want to see funny and energetic performances from Salazar and Renée.
Don't see it if You don't know anything about Larson, or need a show driven by action rather than angst/emotions/possibilities.
See it if If you're a big fan of Rent, this is a good insight into what came before. The music itself is good listening.
Don't see it if Story is dated and cliched, as are the lyrics (part of this is because of Rent's influence, ironically). Actor chemistry isn't great either.