“tick, tick… BOOM!” to open at Swift Creek Mill Theatre on September 9th, 2023!

By | August 27, 2023

Run Information
Pay-What-You-Can: September 7th, 8:00 pm
Preview: September 8th, 8:00 pm
Opening Night: September 9th, 8:00 pm
Closing Night: September 30th, 8:00 pm
Performances: Select Fridays, Saturdays, and Thursdays at 8:00 pm; Select Wednesday,
Saturday, and Sunday matinees at 2:30 PM

Production Information
“tick, tick. . . BOOM!”
Book, Music and Lyrics by Jonathan Larson
David Auburn, Script Consultant
Vocal Arrangements and Orchestrations by Stephen Oremus
tick, tick…BOOM! was originally produced off Broadway in June, 2001 by Victoria Leacock,
Robyn Goodman, Dede Harris, Lorrie Cowen Levy, Beth Smith
tick, tick…BOOM! is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International
(MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.
Runtime: 90 minutes, no intermission
Summary: Before he wrote the Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning musical Rent, Jonathan Larson
wrote this autobiographical show about his pre-Rent life as an aspiring composer who is questioning his life choices on the eve of his 30th birthday. He died of a brain aneurysm before
his landmark musical’s opening night, but Rent lives on as his worldwide legacy. tick,
tick…Boom! helps us to understand how he arrived at his grand creation.

Director: Dr. Jan Powell
Musical Director: Sandy Dacus
Scenic Designer: W. Reed West III
Lighting Designer: Michael Jarett
Choreographer: Kayla Xavier
Costume Designer: Maura Lynch Cravey
Technical Director: Liz Allmon

Jon: Caleb Wade
Michael, et al.: Malcolm Holmes
Susan, et al.: Rachel Rose Gilmour or Mikaela Craft

Keyboard/Conductor: Sandy Dacus or Travis West
Guitar: John White or Ed Drake
Bass: Alex Kehayas
Drums: Bentley Cobb

Production Staff
Producing Artistic: Director Tom Width
Technical Director: Liz Allmon
Light Board Op: Madison Gregg
Sound Board Op: Brent Deekens
Stage Manager: Sandy Lambert
Assistant Stage Manager: Tom Width
Photographer: Kieran Rundle-Segaloff

Set Crew:

Brent Deekens
Hunter Keck
Alleigh Scantling
PJ Llewellyn
Hailey Bean
Josh Maltby
Russell Paulette

Austin Lewis

Ticket Information
Reserved tickets: $49
Special discounts: Seniors, Military, First Responders, Students, Rush
Ticket Link: https://www.swiftcreekmill.com/mainstage-performances

Dining Information
The meal served before performances is inspired by the setting and themes of the play. Dining
begins two hours before the start of the show.
Appetizer: Yeast dinner rolls with either a corn soup or a house salad with house made dressings
Main course: Baked chicken thigh with everything seasoning, corn beef with mustard sauce,
braised cabbage, roasted carrots with brown butter maple glaze, crispy herb rice
Dessert: brownie cookie or vanilla cake doughnut with cream topping
Matinee dining: 12:30 PM
Evening dining: 6:00 PM
Dining Tickets: $30 (including gratuity and tax)
Dining Ticket Link: https://swiftcreekmill.showare.com/eventperformances.asp?evt=58

Featured Artist Exhibit
“Relentless Dreaming: A Heart In Motion”
By Emily Turner
Location: Historic Mill Room
Dates: Art will be available until October 27th, 2023
Art Opening Reception: September 6th, 6:30 pm
Artist Statement:
To be alive is to be in motion. The blood pumping through our veins, the tears that trace their paths down our cheeks, the breath expanding and flowing through our lungs and muscles, the laughter that creases our skin into permanent patterns of joy—these are the hallmarks of a life being lived. Nothing is ever truly still if it still lives. I’ll never forget the surprise and delight I felt when, like living things, brush, paint, and canvas reached out and grabbed me, opening up a whole new way of experiencing the world around me and looking at my place in it. Funnily enough, I began painting as an actor’s exercise. I had always been the physical artist in my family—dance, martial arts, singing, theatre, stage combat—and never considered myself a painter or visual creator of any stripe! Then I was cast in a show where I had to portray an artist. So, I went to Michael’s and got a $5 kit of paints to play around with, just to get a feel for it. The moment I touched brush to page I was hooked. With music blasting on my headphones and a sway in my step, new parts of me came roaring to life. This is the dynamic I seek to capture in my work. By exploring the play between the physical motion and the internal emotion of living life in a chaotic
universe, I hope to find pieces of something bigger than the world inside my own head. A bit of joy, a touch of sorrow, maybe even a splash of truth—I’m on a journey to uncover the fragments that connect us. I invite you to come along with me.
Fee: There is no fee to view the artwork for dining and theatre patrons or by appointment.

About Swift Creek Mill Theatre
Historic Swift Creek Mill Theatre is a not-for-profit 501(c)3 organization offering mainstage and
youth productions, educational programs, dining, cabarets, wine dinners, and event and catering
services. Housed in a former grist mill, the theatre is listed as one of the oldest landmarks in the
nation (circa 1663).
Season tickets and FlexPasses are available. For tickets and more information about the Mill’s
2022-2023 season of shows, cabarets, and wine dinners, visit www.swiftcreekmill.com, Email
info@swiftcreekmill.com, or call 804-748-5203 Tues. – Friday between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m

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