"tick, tick...BOOM!"

W&L Departments of Theater, Dance, and Film Studies and Music present: tick, tick...BOOM! 

Robert O. and Elizabeth M. Bentley Musical

Book, Music, Lyrics by JONATHAN LARSON
David Auburn, Script Consultant
Vocal Arrangements and Orchestrations by Stephen Oremus

Directed and Choreographed by DARNELL PIERRE BENJAMIN
Musical Direction by PATRICK SUMMERS

TICK, TICK... BOOM! was originally produced off-Broadway in June, 2001
Victoria Leacock, Robyn Goodman, Dede Harris
Lorie Cowen Levy, Beth Smith

Thursday, March 31, 2022 at 7:30 p.m.
Friday, April 1, 2022 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 2, 2022 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, April 3, 2022 at 2 p.m.
Keller Theatre Lenfest Hall

tick, tick... BOOM! is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).
All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.

The videotaping or other video or audio recording of this production is strictly prohibited.

Tickets are required
Adult $18; Senior $16; W&L Faculty & Staff $14; W&L Student/Student $8
 Taxes and processing fees included in ticket pricing.

Prior to Tony Award-winning Rent (written and composed by Jonathan Larson) TICK, TICK...BOOM! captivated audiences!

In this semi-autobiographic rock musical, we are introduced to Jon, who is a composer working on his new musical, Superbia, which has a workshop in a few days. Jon is also just days away from turning 30 in 1990, and his fears of failure are mounting as he begins to reconsider if working in the arts is where he's meant to be. Jon's fears begin to affect everyone around him, including his girlfriend, Susan, and his best friend, Michael; and he is forced to face all of his fears, and the complications of his relationships, head-on as the tick...tick...ticking of the clock gets closer and closer to what he believes is the end of his career.

tick, tick...BOOM! was originally presented as a "rock monologue" entitled Boho Days and performed by composer/lyricist, Jonathan Larson, as an autobiographical look at his dream of leaving his mark on the musical theater landscape. Larson was working on Boho Days at about the same time that he was writing the landmark musical, Rent, although, of course, his tragic death meant that he did not live to see his dream become a reality.

tick, tick...BOOM! was nominated for seven Drama Desk Awards, including Outstanding Musical, Outstanding Lyrics, Outstanding Music and Outstanding Book of a Musical, as well as for a Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Musical.

Masks are optional in public indoor spaces on W&L campus.


AUDITIONS for the Bentley Winter Musical will be held on Jan. 14 from 7-10 p.m. and Jan. 15 from 1-4 p.m. in the Johnson Theatre, with callbacks on Jan. 16 from 7-10pm.

Sign-up at go.wlu.edu/theater/ASUAuditions for a 5-minute audition slot. All students must also attend a movement call during the last hour of auditions the day of their slot. EVERYONE is welcome. Whether you are a singer, a dancer, an actor or none of the above-we'd love to work with you!

Sides and a song will be provided upon sign-up. For the movement call, please wear form fitting clothing and appropriate shoes to move in.

Rehearsals will be held Sunday through Thursdays from 7-10 p.m., beginning Tuesday, January 18. Performances are March 31-April 3, 2022.

For more information, contact Melissa Gualtieri at mgualtieri@wlu.edu.