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Civic stages Tick, Tick … Boom!
Tick, Tick... Boom!

You’re turning 30, watching your friends making big bucks while you are waiting tables trying to write the Great American Musical. So what do you do? Write a musical about it.

That’s the story behind Tick, Tick … Boom, being staged by the Civic Theatre Jan. 10-26 at the Parish Theatre. This autobiographical musical by Jonathan Larson, the Pulitzer Prize- and Tony Award-winning composer of Rent, is the story of the composer on the brink of turning 30, his fear of falling into oblivion and the sacrifices he made to achieve his big break in theater. Because of its “authentic New York City language,” it is suggested for audience members 13 and older.

Show times are 7:30 p.m. Jan. 10, 11, 17, 18 24 and 25 and 2 p.m. Jan. 12, 19 and 26.

Tickets are $17–$27.50 and available at