MT VERNON HIGH SCHOOL - MOUNT VERNON, IA
A musical look at the courage it takes to follow your dreams,
BOOM! is Jonathan
Larson's autobiographical tale of a young composer on the brink of turning 30
and falling into oblivion. Containing fourteen songs, ten
characters, three actors, and a band, TICK, TICK...
BOOM! takes you on the playwright/composer's journey that
to the Broadway blockbuster, RENT.
His girlfriend wants to get married and move out of the city, his best friend is making big bucks on Madison Avenue, and yet Jon is still waiting on tables and trying to write the great American musical. 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.
Everyone will love this youthful, endearing, and thoughtful piece, and will surely embrace the universal ideal of holding onto your dreams through life's most difficult challenges. The musical's three-person cast showcases strong pop/rock singers and allows performers to make creative character choices.
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