What Does it Take to Wake Up a Generation?

Reading, MA — Before Rent woke up a generation, there was tick, tick… BOOM! the autobiographical musical from the late Jonathan Larson about his struggles to achieve his big break in theatre. 

Containing fourteen songs, ten characters, four actors, and a band, Colonial Chorus Players’ production of tick, tick… BOOM! will run February 3–12, 2023, at the Old Hose House, 1249 Main Street, Reading. Directed by Caitlin Beckman with musical direction by Kristin Killian. Starring Jeff Mitchell (Jon), Sean Donnelly (Michael), Kara Chu Nelson (Susan), and Melissa Paz (Karessa). 

Melissa Paz (left), Sean Donnelly, Jeff Mitchell, and Kara Chu Nelson will all make their first appearance on the Hose House stage in Jonathan Larson’s tick, tick… BOOM! February 3–12, 2023.

General admission tickets $25/$22. In keeping with Larson’s wishes to make theatre accessible to everyone, the February 5 performance will have tickets available for Pay-What-You-Can at the door with cash, check, or Venmo. 

tick, tick… BOOM!

February 3–12, 2023

Music and Lyrics by Jonathan Larson
Book by Jonathan Larson

Directed by Caitlin Beckman
Musical Direction by Kristin Killian
Produced by Fred Gallagher

Jon . . . Jeff Mitchell
Michael . . . Sean Donnelly
Susan . . . Kara Chu Nelson
Karessa . . . Melissa Paz

Friday, February 3, 2023 @ 7:30 PM
Saturday, February 4, 2023 @ 7:30 PM
Sunday, February 5, 2023 @ 2 PM
Friday, February 10, 2023 @ 7:30 PM
Saturday, February 11, 2023 @ 7:30 PM
Sunday, February 12, 2023 @ 2 PM

The Old Hose House, 1249 Main Street, Reading, MA

$22/Seniors & Students
All Tickets General Admission

Masks are encouraged but not required for audience members at this time. Policy subject to change.

For advance ticket purchase and additional information, visit ccp1961.org.

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