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tick, tick… Boom!

A Musical By Jonathan Larson

Audition Dates:
Monday, June 17, 7:00pm - 9:30pm
Tuesday, June 18, 7:00pm - 9:30pm

Theatre Palisades Pierson Playhouse
941 Temescal Canyon Rd
Pacific Palisades, CA 90272
Map and Directions

Rehearsals Begin:
July 8, 2024

Performance Dates:
September 6 - October 13, 2024
Fridays & Saturdays at 8:00pm, Sundays at 2:00pm
18 total performances

Before the revolutionary rock musical Rent, Jonathan Larson had another story to tell… his own. tick, tick… Boom! is a three-chapter pop rock musical about facing crossroads in life and holding on to your dreams that was first produced off Broadway in 2001. It tells the story of young Jonathan, a promising young composer on the eve of his 30th birthday. His girlfriend wants to get married and move out of the city (tick); his best friend is making big bucks on Madison Avenue (tick); and he’s still waiting tables and trying to write the great American musical before time, and life, passes him by (Boom!).

Please prepare 16 bars of a rock/pop song. No Disney. Bring sheet music in a binder and labeled with specific cut for accompanist.

Jon To play 29, Male presenting.
A struggling composer on the brink of his 30th birthday. Excellent acting chops as this actor must carry the weight of the entire show. Ability to play basic piano a plus but not required. Pop/Rock Tenor. Vocal range, A4-A2

Michael 30's, Male presenting.
A former actor-turned-market research executive. He is Jon’s roommate and best friend. Warm Bari/Tenor. Vocal range, Gb4-Bb2

Susan 20's, Female presenting.
A dancer and Jon’s girlfriend. Sexy, kind, independent. Looking for a true triple threat with great comedic timing. Strong belt. Vocal range, D5-A3


Female 1 20's, Female presenting.
Will play Karessa and Judy. Will also be the cover for Susan. Strong belt. Must be able to move.

Female 2 40's, Female presenting.
Will play Jon’s mom, Rosa and more. Must be able to learn multiple tracks. Must be able to move. Any vocal range.

Male 1 20-30, Male presenting.
Will play Counter Guy and more as well as cover Jon/Michael. Must be able to move. Pop/Rock Tenor.

Male 2 40's, Male presenting.
Will play Jon’s Dad and more. Must be able to learn multiple tracks. Must be able to move. Any vocal range.

If you plan on auditioning, please take a moment to read Theatre Palisades' Statement of Standards.