tick, tick... BOOM!

Performance Dates
Opening Performance

tick, tick… BOOM! is a semi-autobiographical musical by RENT creator Jonathan Larson. The story follows an aspiring composer, Jon, in New York City in 1990 who worries he made the wrong career choice as he approaches his 30th birthday.

The show is an homage to the making of musical theatre, the reasons artists choose this life, and an admission of why we almost give up. Patrons will serve as confidants for Jon while he deals with the stresses and anxieties of his quickly approaching milestone birthday. Monumental will be following the recommended policies of Theatre Washington regarding masking and vaccination. Wheelchair accessible seating is available. Some "Pay What You Can" tickets will be available at each performance.

tick, tick… BOOM! runs July 9 - July 31, 2022 at the Ainslie Arts Center in Alexandria, VA. Tickets will be available online at https://www.monumentaltheatre.org/ starting June 6, 2022. We can’t wait to see you all in person this summer!

Tyler Dobies appears through the courtesy of Actors Equity Association in this production.

Production Information

Show Type
Approximate Running Time
90 minutes


Understudy, Jon
Understudy, Michael
Understudy, Susan

Creative Team

Costume Designer
Choreographer for musicals
Musical Director
Sound Designer
Book Writer
Lighting Designer
Technical Director
Production Assistant
Wardrobe Manager
COVID Consultant
Stage Manager
Props Designer/Master