Musical theater mirrors life in both its poignant subject matter and the frequent tendency of its characters to develop a courtroom defense strategy that entails breaking into song. Experience a musical portrait of real life with today’s GrouponLive deal: for $10, you get one general-admission ticket to see Tick, Tick…Boom!, presented by Baggy Pants Theater, at the JCC of Greater Orlando in Maitland (a $20 value). Choose from the following performances:
- Friday, December 16, at 8 p.m.
- Saturday, December 17, at 8 p.m.
- Sunday, December 18, at 7:30 p.m.
- Monday, December 19, at 8 p.m.
- Tuesday, December 20, at 8 p.m.<p>
A trio of performers storms the stage to unfold the drama and belt out the lyrics to an early musical by the Pulitzer- and Tony-winning scribe of Rent, Jonathan Larson. Inside the intimate theater of the JCC, audience ears sway to the musical’s harmonies as protagonist Jon approaches his 30th birthday. Under the direction of Stephen Halpin, the tight cast chronicles Larson’s autobiography as a struggling artist in New York City during the years leading up to 1990. With songs such as “30/90” and “Boho Days,” Tick, Tick…Boom! tugs at the heartstrings of anyone who has feared failure, upheld artistic integrity, or had to brave a harsh winter by weaving blankets out of limp ramen noodles. This production presents an opportunity to witness the work of one of the 20th century’s last great American composer-playwrights, who tragically passed just before his magnum opus premiered on Broadway.