MOC Presents TICK, TICK…BOOM! through 11/12

MOC Presents TICK, TICK…BOOM! through 11/12

The Montclair Operetta Club (MOC) presents Tick, Tick...Boom! Before Rent, there was Tick, Tick... Boom! This autobiographical musical by Jonathan Larson, the Pulitzer Prize- and Tony Award-winning composer of Rent, is the story of playwright/composer's journey that led to a Broadway sensation. The show runs through November 12 at the Westminster Arts Center in Bloomfield.

Set in 1990, Jonathan questions his life choices on the eve of his thirtieth birthday. His girlfriend wants to get married and move out of the city, his best friend is a success on Madison Avenue and, yet, Jon is still trying to write the great American musical. Audiences will love this funny and endearing musical about holding onto your dreams.

Of the original production, Charles Isherwood of Variety declared "the songs are melodic and instantly appealing, blending pop-rock orchestrations with classic musical theater structures; you can hear the strong influence of Stephen Sondheim, the idol who is amusingly evoked throughout the show, but the music also suggests Billy Joel with an angry edge."

MOC's production features a talented cast Gonzalo Valencia as Jon, Danielle Meola as Susan, and Marcus Turnage as Michael.

New York casting director, Bob Cline returns to MOC to direct and he is again joined by Gonzalo Valencia, who serves as the Music Director. They are joined by sound designer Nicholas VonHagel, lighting designer Max Grano De Ono, and stage manager Sydney Scott Humphreys

MOC is one of the oldest continuous running community theatres in the country. The group began presenting operettas in the early 1920's. In the 1960's the group shifted to musicals and MOC continues to serve the Montclair and surrounding community.

Tick, Tick...Boom! will run at the Westminster Arts Center on the campus of Bloomfield College in Bloomfield November 10, and 11 at 8pm, and November 12 at 2pm. Tickets are only $25, and discount tickets are available for students and seniors. Tickets may be purchased online at www.mocmusicals.org or reserved by calling 973-744-3133. Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover are accepted.

Photo Credit: Courtesy of MOC


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