Tick Tick Boom at the Bijou

The Bijou Theatre in Bridgeport has announced Tick Tick Boom as the opening production of its 2015-2016 Main Stage Season of live theater. The musical opens on Friday, Sept. 11, at 8 pm. Shows run on Sept. 12 at 8 pm, Sept. 13 at 3 pm, Sept. 17 at 7 pm, Sept. 18 at 8 pm, and closes on Sept. 20 with a 5 pm show. Tickets are $23 for theater seats, and $28 for table seating. Special theater seat pricing for students is $18.

Tick Tick Boom was the musical Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winner Jonathon Larson wrote before the popular musical Rent. This semi-autobiographical musical follows an aspiring composer questioning his life choices on the eve of this thirtieth birthday. 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 theater styles.

Tick Tick Boom is directed by Michael Mele of Milford with musical direction by Benjamin McCormack of Trumbull. The production stars Nic Calabro of Eastchester, N.Y., as Jon, Arielle Boutin of Norwalk as Susan, and Kevin Thompson from Stamford as Michael.

For more information, call the box office at 203-332-3228. Performance inquiries can be directed to Maggie@thebijoutheatre.com, and ticket or general inquiries to info@thebijoutheatre.com. The theater is at 275 Fairfield Avenue.