Be More Chill begins performances tonight at Two River Theater. The play starts with an average teenager, Jeremy Heere, whose life is irrevocably changed when he is introduced to "The Squib," a tiny supercomputer. With The Squib, all of his dreams are possible: a date with Christine, an invite to the best party of the year, and maybe even a chance to survive high school in suburban New Jersey. With all these possibilities, however, comes the question: Is being the most popular guy in school worth the risk?
The new musical, based on the acclaimed 2004 novel by Ned Vizzini, features music and lyrics by Joe Iconis and a book by Joe Tracz. Stephen Brackett directs, with orchestrations by Charlie Rosen, music direction by Nathan Dame, and choreography by Chase Brock. The cast features Will Connolly as Jeremy, Eric William Morris as "The Squip," Stephanie Hsu as Christine, Jake Boyd as Jake, Gerard Canonico as Rich, Katlyn Carlson as Chloe, Katie Ladner as Jenna Rolan, Lauren Marcus as Brooke, George Salazar as Michael, and Paul Whitty as Jeremy’s Dad.
The creative team includes Dane Laffrey (set design), Bobby Tilley (costume design), Tyler Micoleau (lighting design), Zachary Williamson (sound design), UnkleDave’s Fight-House (fight direction), Adam Caldwell (casting), and Amanda Michaels (stage manager).
Performances will run through June 21.
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