Follow your dreams with musical

The Gateway Theatre production will be staged at Portadown Town Hall. INPT15-004
The Gateway Theatre production will be staged at Portadown Town Hall. INPT15-004

The Gateway Theatre is staging the first ever production in Northern Ireland of tick, tick... BOOM! on Friday and Saturday, April 16 and 17, in Portadown Town Hall.

Directed by Robert Black, this is the first time the group has produced a rock/pop musical.

Tick, tick... BOOM! is a musical about the courage it takes to follow your dreams. This is Jonathan Larson’s autobiographical, and posthumously produced, 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 14 songs and three actors, tick, tick… BOOM! takes you on the playwright/composer’s journey that led to the Broadway blockbuster, Rent.

Set in 1990, the musical is filled with instantly appealing melodies, and a unique blend of pop and musical theatre styles. It is a youthful, endearing and thoughtful piece, and embraces the universal ideal of holding onto your dreams through life’s most difficult challenges.

Tickets priced £8 are available from Winnie’s Newsagents in Woodhouse Street and will be available at the door. The curtain goes up at 8pm on both nights.