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Academy Musical: tick, tick...BOOM!

12 Jun 2023

Academy Musical: tick, tick...BOOM!

Are you letting yourself be led by fear or by love?


tick, tick... BOOM! is an autobiographical musical by the late musical writer Jonathan Larson. It tells his personal story of the struggle on the verge of turning 30, and he feels like he is running out of time to achieve his dreams of success in the musical industry. Over the course of the show, Jonathan navigates his relationships with his girlfriend Susan and his best friend Michael, while also continues to write the perfect songs to respond to age, life and death, especially for marginalized groups, sexual minorities, and the issue of AIDS in 1990s America.


After its completion, Jonathan Larson received recognition and appreciation from the musical theatre industry and went on to create the Broadway musical Rent. Unfortunately, he passed away and was unable to witness his own success.


Book, Music and Lyrics by Jonathan Larson
Director, Spoken Text Translation, Singing & Voice Coach: Li Wing-hong
Musical Director: Amuer M Calderon
Set Designer: Charlotte Ho Tin-yi               
Costume Designer: Joshua Yuen                 
Lighting Designer: Kenny Wong Chun-hei                   
Sound Designer: Tantan Tang                                         
Production Manager: Trini Chong                                 
Cast: Mok Kok-pong, Siu Chun-pong, Chan Lut-to, Renee Ching, Iu Ching-ue, Jiang Ting, Lam Tsz-yan, Lam Wing-yan, Lau Ka-ying, Mo Hiu-shan, Tsang Sin, Yip Shu-yan


tick, tick...BOOM!

Book, Music and Lyrics by

Jonathan Larson

David Auburn, Script Consultant

Vocal Arrangements and Orchestrations by Stephen Oremus

tick, tick...BOOM! was originally produced off-Broadway in June, 2001 by
Victoria Leacock Robyn Goodman 

Dede Harris   Lorie Cowen Levy   Beth Smith


Is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). 
All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.

Photo by: Eric Hong