By Jonathan Larson
Directed by Meghan Randolph
Before he wrote RENT, Jonathan Larson had another story to tell...his own. Larson wrote this musical in 1990 on the verge of his thirtieth birthday, as he questioned whether he should continue to pursue his career as a composer. The show is a staged diary of Jonathan's trials and conflicts as he struggled to make a living as an artist-having no idea that he would create a rock show that would change the American musical theatre. tick...Tick...BOOM! was shelved as Larson began work on RENT, but was revived by his family after Jonathan's tragic death, as RENT was playing in venues all over the world. Funny, touching, and inspiring, and filled with music quite reminiscent of RENT, this show is a must for anyone who has ever struggled to follow their dreams.
Produced by Music Theatre of Madison at River Arts Center, 105 Ninth St. , Prairie du Sac
Performances: September 6-13, 2008
Performance Times: September 6, 12 and 13 at 7:30pm September 7 at 2:00pm
Ticket Prices: Adults: $17 Seniors: $15 Students of Sauk Prairie School District: $8 Other Students: $12
Call 608-237-2524 for reservations or more information.
Auditions will be held on the following days:
Auditions for our summer show (john & jen) and fall show (tick..Tick...BOOM!) will take place May 5th at First United Methodist Church and May 6th at Sauk Prairie Middle School . Auditions will be held between 6:30 and 8:30 pm. Please call 237-2524 and leave your name, number and preferred audition day and time (5 minute slots), and we will call you to confirm. You can also e-mail the information to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please bring two contrasting songs, at least one from a contemporary musical. Bring a resume and please please please bring a picture of any kind.
Complete audition details, show information and character breakdown available at www.musictheatreofmadison.com. All actors receive a stipend at the conclusion of the run.