April 21 - May 1, 2016 | Chapel Off Chapel
January 25, 2016 marks twenty years since the untimely passing of Jonathon Larson, the creator of the global smash-hit RENT. Pursued By Bear will be giving Melbourne audiences a rare and exclusive opportunity to experience a slice of musical theatre history and get to know the man who fatefully lived — and died — turning his dreams into a reality.
tick, tick… BOOM! is the autobiographical tale of Jonathon Larson; a struggling, young composer whose life seems to be going nowhere. About to turn thirty and still waiting tables for a living, Jon is desperately scared of his future. The pressure on Jon increases as his girlfriend announces that she wants to get married and move out of the city. To make matters worse, Jon’s best friend, Michael, has abandoned the Bohemian lifestyle and is now making it rich on Madison Avenue.
This musical depicts the composer’s journey from despairing and desperate struggling artist to successful author of the Broadway mega-hit RENT.
“It is the sound of one man’s mounting anxiety. I … am that man.” – Jonathon Larson
LX Design & Operation: Jason Crick
Stage Manager: Hayley Sorel
Keys: Byron Bache
Drums: Tom Doublier
Guitar: Caleb Garfinkel
Bass: Gen Campbell
Marketing Manager: Mark Taylor
Marketing Assistant: Claire Frost