Auditions for TICK TICK BOOM!

Peoria Cabaret Theatre is pleased to announce auditions for the upcoming production of Jonathan Larson’s autobiographical rock musical TICK, TICK, BOOM! Presented by Peoria Cabaret Theatre, the show will run April 2nd-3rd, 2010 and is directed by Chip Joyce, who most recently directed Eastlight Theatre’s production of Jonathan Larson’s RENT.

Call Type- OPEN
Date of Audition

The Waterhouse
619 Water Street, 2nd floor Peoria, IL 61602

Sunday January 31st

Appointments will be taken by calling the Waterhouse office at 309-494-9100 and leave a message requesting your audition time or email

Show Director Chip Joyce and Producing Artistic Director Andrew Driscoll will attend with casting authority.

Other Dates
Rehearsals will be Sundays in February/March as well as March 22-25th and March 29-April 1st. Performances are April 2nd and 3rd.

2 Males and 1 Female Actors/Singers who move well.

JON- A struggling composer, almost 30. Charming, passionate, and a little self-involved.

MICHAEL- An actor turned marketing executive. Jon’s roommate and best friend. Soulful and devoted, but secretive. Plays other roles as well.

SUSAN- A dancer. Jon’s girlfriend. Sexy, sweet and fiercely independent. Plays other roles as well.

Please prepare 32 bars of a contemporary rock or pop song, or a song from a contemporary pop/rock musical (PLEASE no songs from TICK TICK BOOM or RENT) Bring sheet music in your key; an accompanist will be provided. If you have them, bring headshot and current resume, but they are not required. No monologues necessary.


While there is no pay for rehearsals or performances, all actors will be hired as banquet servers at The Waterhouse for all performances with duties waived.


Tick, Tick… Boom! is Jonathan Larson’s autobiographical tale of a young composer on the brink of turning 30 and falling into oblivion. His girlfriend wants to get married and move out of the city (Tick,), his best friend is making big bucks on Madison Avenue (Tick…), yet Jon is still waiting on tables and trying to write the great American musical (Boom!). Containing fourteen songs, ten characters, three actors, and a band, Tick, Tick… Boom! takes you on the playwright/composer’s journey that led to the Broadway blockbuster, RENT. Everyone, regardless of age, will love this youthful, endearing, and thoughtful piece, and will surely embrace the universal ideal of holding onto your dreams through life’s most difficult challenges.

Questions can be sent to director Chip Joyce either via facebook or at

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