Tick, Tick… Boom!

Written by Jonathan Larson
Directed by Nikki Fitzgerald
Musical Direction by Alex Unikowski
Choreography by Hannah Lance

Before RENT, there was Tick,Tick… BOOM!

Jonathan Larson’s semi-autobiographical musical is a look at the struggle and the business of art. It tells the story of an aspiring composer named Jon, who lives in New York City in 1990. Jon is worried he has made the wrong career choice to be part of the performing arts, with all his friends beginning to give up on their dreams of performing or creating in favour of ‘regular’ jobs.

With his 30th birthday approaching, Jon asks the question – With only so much time to spend, don’t wanna waste the time I’m given, “Have it all, play the game” – some recommend – I’m afraid it just might be time to give in…

Featuring three of Canberra’s best performers, join us on the journey of a young composer as he navigates the challenges of artistic ambition and personal fulfilment. Tick, Tick…BOOM! is a story of dreams, relationships, and the struggles artists face in pursuit of creative success.

Licensed exclusively by Music Theatre International Australiasia Pty Ltd.

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When: 11 December – 21 December 2024
Where: ACT Hub at Causeway Hall


Dave Collins
Taylor Paliaga