Tick, Tick… Boom! Auditions

Los Alamos Little Theatre announces open auditions for its first show of the 2019-2020 season, Jonathan Larson’s Tick, Tick… Boom!
Directed by Tim Orcutt   Tjo1865@gmail.com

AUDITIONS WILL BE HELD at the Performing Arts Center on Saturday July 20 at 2:30 PM and Sunday July 21 at 7:00 PM. Please be prepared to sing 16-32 bars (or, one verse and refrain) of a song, preferably from a rock musical. Please bring sheet music for the accompanist. Readings will be from the script.

REHEARSAL SCHEDULE will be determined after the show is cast. Generally, evenings on Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday or some combination thereof, starting with a read-through/cast party tentatively scheduled for the evening of July 29.


Before Rent, there was Tick, Tick… Boom!. This award-winning autobiographical musical by Jonathan Larson, the Pulitzer Prize- and Tony Award-winning composer of Rent, is the story of a composer and the sacrifices that he made to achieve his big break in theatre. Containing fourteen songs, ten characters, three actors and a band, Tick, Tick… Boom! takes you on the playwright/composer’s journey that led to a Broadway blockbuster. One act.

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. 


Tick, Tick… Boom! features a three-person (2m, 1f) cast showcasing strong pop/rock singers and allowing performers to make creative character choices.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the short rehearsal time, this production will be presented “concert” style and musicians will have access to the sheet music as needed throughout the production.

Jon (lead)
A struggling composer on the brink of his 30th birthday. Michael’s roommate and Susan’s boyfriend.
Gender: male   Age: plays 25 to 30m   Vocal range top: A4, bottom: A2

A former actor-turned-market research executive. He is Jon’s roommate and best friend. Character Doublings include: COUNTER GUY, DAD, and MARKET RESEARCH GUY.
Gender: male   Age: plays 25 to 35   Vocal range top: Gb4,  bottom: Bb2

A dancer and Jon’s girlfriend. Sexy, kind, independent. Character Doublings include: KARESSA, ROSA, JUDY, and MOM.
Gender: female   Age: plays 20 to 30   Vocal range top: D5, bottom: A3

September 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28 at 7:30 PM and September 22 at 2:00 PM

Here are the opening and closing numbers:

30/90″    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Mihd-bRXFI

“LOUDER THAN WORDS”   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9N531yuHgOY

Ladies, please also take a look at
“COME TO YOUR SENSES” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q-f0foJo8jw