19 May 2006

Tick, Tick…BOOM!

Went to see the Pegasus Players' production of Jonathan Larson's musical Tick, Tick…BOOM! at Truman College last night. Didn't really know what to expect, but it turned out to be very enjoyable: catchy, sometimes moving songs (Jonathan Larson also wrote Rent) and fine performances, with simple staging and a small (three-person) cast. The chief drawback was uneven sound—the singers were occasionally hard to understand.

On second thought, the chief drawback was the slightness of the concept. A guy worried about the direction of his life now that he's turning 30. I guess if I were in my 20s, it would be compelling, but having crossed the Rubicon of 40, I found myself less sympathetic.

Still, highly enjoyable; one of the better shows we've seen in the past year.

Playing at the Truman College O'Rourke Center through 25 June. Call 773-878-9761 for tickets.

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