Review: Tick, Tick…Boom!

The tick, tick, ticking that can be heard at the beginning of Jonathan (RENT) Larson’s autobiographical musical is not some fault in the machinery, we are assured, but instead the palpable sound of one person’s mounting detonating anxiety.  Well he gets that right at least; as a cavalcade of mundane melodies full of banal platitudes bombards the stage in the interminable Tick, Tick…Boom!, this person definitely feels like exploding.

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