Meet the team of TICK, TICK...BOOM! - Nic Eastlund (Jon)

Nic Eastlund is very excited to be apart of TCTP’s production of TICK, TICK...BOOM! Some of Nic’s past credits include HAIRSPRAY (Corny Collins), LITTLE PRINCESS (Captain Crewe) (Windy City Musical Theatre); IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU (Marty) (Actors Theatre of Indiana); ZANNA DON’T (Zanna), ALTAR BOYZ (Mark) (Cult Camp); and HAIR (Berger) (BIg Noise). Nic would like to thank the cast and crew, as well as his family and friends.

Get to know Nic!

TCTP: Jonathan Larson also wrote RENT. What’s your go to RENT song to belt when you’re alone?

NE: I’ll Cover You Reprise. SO SAD and BEAUTIFUL!

TCTP: The main conflict of the show is dealing with not accomplishing what you thought you would. Have you ever struggled with that?

NE: Of course I have! What artist hasn't?

TCTP: What’s your favorite lyric in the show?

NE: “Wish I knew why she says, but on the sunny day I find the rain. Let’s give it a try I say, we can dance on thru the pain.” I love this lyric because it expresses a sad and real human emotion that Susan is experiencing. It also speaks to the idea that even when someone special works hard to turn your sadness around, your happiness is really dependent on yourself.

TCTP: Susan doesn’t love being a dance teacher and John doesn’t love working at a diner, while Michael eventually gave up the arts for corporate America. What’s your relationship with your survival job?

NE: I am a children’s swim instructor by day. Being in a swimming pool for hours on end can be taxing, and I often wish I didn’t have to go to work, but kiddos always cheer me up!

TCTP: Jon is ashamed of his Twinkie obsession. What’s your favorite guilty pleasure?

NE: Big Brother. A lot of people hate on Reality TV. I consider this a guilty pleasure, but I’m not ashamed to admit my obsession with it. I’ve binged 3 seasons over the past month. Season 10 is my favorite if you’re trying to check it out. I LOVE BB!

Come see Nic's work in TICK, TICK...BOOM!, running November 17 - December 16 at Prop Thtr.

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