TEMPORARILY POSTPONED: Performances have been suspended up to and including July 1st 2020
Hot off the back of an awesome Broadway run the unassuming musical hit Be More Chill is heading to the Midwest for its Chicago premiere! The American cult classic of the last half-decade, Joe Iconis and Joe Tracz's coming of age tuner follows Jeremy as his quest for cool lands him in a whole heap of trouble. Nominated for a 2019 Tony Award for Best Original Score!
Garnering a Tony nomination for its pop fulled score, which includes tunes like "More Than Survive" and "Two-Player Game", Be More Chill had been bubbling under the surface of the theatre scene since its premiere production in New Jersey back in 2015. Although Broadway's big wigs had seemingly forgotten about the teen musical, America's musical theatre fans didn't, resulting in over one hundred million album streams of the original cast recording! Now with Broadway finally taking notice of the show's fun and poignant storyline, it's time for Chicago to get a slice of the action...
This slightly tweaked version tells the story of school loser Jeremy Heere as he strives to become one of the popular kids, by ingesting a pill-sized computer that instructs him in the ways of 'cool'.
Be More Chill is currently being made into a film, how cool is that?!
Previews from: 7 July 2020
Opening night: 17 July 2020
Approximately Two hours, 30 minutes with one intermission
Please note that the images used are from the original Broadway production and may not reflect the current cast.
Music & Lyrics by Joe Iconis
Written by Joe Tracz
Directed by Stephen Brackett
Best Original Score - Joe Iconis
quirky FUN Excellent
quirky and fun and leaves you with a great life lesson
As life becomes more frantic and our online connections infinite, it's a no-brainer we have a rise in anxiety levels among the youth, an increase in online bullying, and a never-ending obsession to try the "next best thing".Read full review
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