Cast and Creative Team Announced for The Cuckoo’s Theater Project’s Production of TICK, TICK...BOOM! by Jonathan Larson

September 12, 2017

The Cuckoo’s Theater Project is excited to announce the cast and creative team of the winter show of their fourth season, TICK, TICK...BOOM!, by Jonathan Larson, opening November 17th, 2017 at Prop Thtr.

 

Before Rent, there was tick, tick... BOOM!.

 

“The sound you are hearing is not a technical problem. It is not a musical cue. It is not a joke. It is the sound of one man's mounting anxiety. I... am that man.” Jon is an aspiring composer for musical theatre, who lives in SoHo, New York. He is nearing his 30th birthday and worries about his aging and lack of achievement. Michael, a friend of Jon’s since childhood, gave up acting to pursue a more lucrative career as a research executive. Susan, Jon's girlfriend, is a dancer who teaches ballet to “wealthy and untalented children.”

 

Set in 1990, this compelling story of personal discovery is presented as a rock musical filled with instantly appealing melodies and a unique blend of musical theatre styles.

 

tick, tick... BOOM! takes you on the playwright/composer's journey that led to a Broadway blockbuster.

 

The cast includes Nic Eastlund (Jon), Molly LeCaptain (Susan), and TCTP Artistic Director Marc James (Michael), with Sonia Goldberg and Peter Ruger serving as understudies.

 

TICK, TICK...BOOM! will be directed by TCTP Company Member Donald Kolakowski. Artistic and production staff include Jane Marshall, music direction; TCTP Managing Director Bart O’Toole, set design; TCTP Company Member Francesca Atian, lighting design; Andrea Berting, costume design; TCTP Company Member Oriana Dentici, stage management; and Ian Gonzalez-Muentener and TCTP Company Member Sussie Piril, assistant stage management.

 

The show will run November 17th – December 16th, 2017 at Prop Thtr, 3502 N. Elston Ave, Chicago, IL 60618. Performances will be Fridays at 8pm, Saturdays at 3pm and 8pm, and Sundays at 3pm. There will be an added Thursday performance on December 14th at 8pm.

 

To learn more about TICK, TICK...BOOM! and about The Cuckoo’s Theater Project, visit their website at thecuckoostheaterproject.com

 

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