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From left, Christine Armenion, Tim Orcutt and Patrick McDonald rehearse a number from "tick ... tick ... BOOM!," which opens Los Alamos Little Theatre's 2019-20 season tonight. The musical, written by noted composer and playwright Jonathan Larson, features a four-piece, live band.
LALT Opens 2019-20 Season With a ‘Boom’ tonight

The countdown is underway for “tick, tick… BOOM!” — the opening production in Los Alamos Little Theatre’s 2019-20 season that will start with an opening performance tonight.

The show will run from tonight to Sept. 28, with performances at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and a 2 p.m. matinee Sunday, Sept. 22, at Los Alamos County’s Performing Arts Center, 1670 Nectar St. Written by Jonathan Larson, the Pulitzer Prize- and Tony Award-winning author of “Rent,” the small-cast musical “tick, tick… BOOM!” follows an aspiring composer trying to make it on Broadway but beginning to question his life choices.

“This play is a hidden gem of a rock musical that I wanted Los Alamos to discover,” said director Tim Orcutt. He added that the play has not previously been performed in New Mexico.

“I think audiences will gain an appreciation for the author's struggles on many fronts, and often this is where great art comes from,” Orcutt said. “Jonathan Larson made a choice to pursue his passion, regardless of the cost. I, like most people, took the practical route and put my family first. But we all sometimes wonder ‘…what if?’”