In this precursor to his ground-breaking masterpiece, Rent, Jonathan Larson weaves an autobiographical account of a 30-year-old waiter struggling to survive in New York. As Jon attempts to write the great American musical, all of his friends seem to be finding easy success in their careers, leaving him behind. Written with contemporary music and inspirational lyrics,tick, tick…BOOM! explores the difficult themes of self-doubt and fear of failure while celebrating the determination of following your dreams in spite of all odds.
“Only the most stoic will fail to be swamped with emotion.”
THE NEW YORK TIMES
Photo: Aimee Doherty, Guy Olivieri and Brian R. Robinson. Photo by Andrew Brilliant/Brilliant Pictures