It follows the story of Jon, a struggling composer in New York. He works as a waiter in a diner and lives in a ratty apartment waiting for his big break. His best friend, Michael, has a corporate job and earns big money while his girlfriend, Susan, is looking for stability.
Now on the cusp of turning 30 years old, Jon anxiously faces a dilemma: Should he just pursue a sensible career, or persist with his ambition?
"Tick, Tick... BOOM!" is Bea Garcia’s directorial debut. A BlueREP alumna, she has done extensive professional work in theater, television and film, most recently as the assistant director of BlueREP’s "Bare."
Joining her in the production team are BlueRep members Divine Maderal as production manager, Jio Javier as assistant director and choreographer, Pauline Gaerlan as musical director, Ea Asuncion as head stage manager, and Dindin Reyes and Mela Tan as costume designers. Martin Malabanan is set designer and Miyo Sta. Maria is technical director.
The production boasts a talented, all-BlueREP cast: Jaime Barcelon, Marc Baluyan, and Ejay Yatco take turns as Jon. Bym Buhain, Ivan Aldover and Mikey Javier take turns as Michael. Mian Dimacali, Laura Cabochan and Justin Pena alternate as Susan.
Ateneo Blue Repertory, one of the accredited organizations in Ateneo de Manila University, is the premiere college musical theater organization in the country. Possessing a diverse pool of talented performers and an impressive repertory of shows, BlueREP has delighted audiences with productions that celebrate the spirit of the young Filipino. Some of its previous productions include "Bare," "Bat Boy," "Footloose" and Disney’s "High School Musical."
The show runs August 5-August 22, 2009, every Wednesday to Saturday 7-9 p.m. at Ateneo de Manila University’s Rizal-Mini Theater. For more information on tickets, sponsorship and show buying, please contact Bym Buhain 0917-5010729.
"Tick, Tick... BOOM!" is made possible through a licensing agreement with Music Theatre International Enterprises, Inc.