Art by Daniel Kontz

A Musical From “Rent” Composer Jonathan Larson!

Book, Music & Lyrics By Jonathan Larson
Script Consultant – David Auburn
Vocal Arrangements and Orchestrations By Stephen Oremus
Directed by Robi Hager and Steve Pacek
Featuring Elena Camp, Robi Hager, and Angel Sigala

Honorary Producers:
Ruth & Sid Rosenblatt

Artistic Sponsors:
Kevin Maurer & James Schneider

Corporate Sponsor:
Graboyes Window & Door

tick, tick…BOOM! is a semi-autobiographical rock musical by Jonathan Larson, the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning creator of the worldwide phenomenon Rent.  On his 30th birthday, a Musical Theater Composer (played by Broadway’s Robi Hager) navigates love, friendship, and everything in between, to achieve his big break. Co-Directors Robi Hager and Steve Pacek will re-imagine this life-affirming story about the pressures of being an artist and the joys of creative fulfillment.

tick, tick…BOOM! was originally produced off-Broadway in June 2001, by Victoria Leacock, Robyn Goodman, Dede Harris, Lorie Cowen Levy, Beth Smith

tick, tick…BOOM! is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.

Creative Team

Directed by
Steve Pacek & Robi Hager

Music Director
Brigitte Rottman

Set and Props Designer
Chris Haig+

Lighting Designer
J. Dominic Chacon+

Costume Designer
Asaki Kuruma

Sound Designer
Damien Figueras

Head Electrician
Heather Pynne

Stage Manager
Alexis Wells*

Assistant Stage Manager
Karly Amato

Audio Engineer
Nicholas Rahn

Asst. Audio Engineer
Zoë Gilmore

Elena Camp*
Robi Hager*
Angel Sigala*

* Appearing through an Agreement between Theatre Horizon and Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.
+Indicates member of United Scenic Artists (USA)

Plan Your Visit

Devon Sinclair's Headshot

Elena Camp*

Aaron Bell Headshot

Robi Hager*

Adaeze Nwoko
Angel Sigala*
(he/they, él/elle)

Want to learn more about the special events listed above?

Just click on the dropdowns below to learn more about our Preview & Working Artists Affinity Night on Thursday, April 4th, Opening on Friday, April 5th, Student Matinee on Tuesday, April 9th, Live Spanish Translation on Friday, April 12th, Autism Drama Pre-Show Workshop before the performance on Saturday, April 13th at 3:00 PM, or the Talkback Following Performance on  Saturday, April 13th at 3:00 PM.

Thursday, April 4th @ 7:30 PM - Preview & Working Artists Affinity Night

In partnership with Power Street Theatre and Souletri,  join us for a Post-Show Reception & Open Mic Night hosted by Anjoli Santiago immediately following the Thursday, April 4th @ 7:30 PM performance of tick, tick…BOOM! at Theatre Horizon.

This event will feature spoken word artist L1 Da Philosopher and singer/poet/actress Tiffany Janell. Attendees can also sign up to share their poetry, spoken word, stand-up, and songs that connect to the night’s theme: The Life of an Artist.

Tickets to the preview performance tick, tick…BOOM! start at $25 and include entry to the Post-Show Reception & Open Mic Night on Thursday, April 4th.

About the Host

Anjoli Santiago is a lifelong artist, balancing her passion for the evolutionary potential when education and creativity intersect. She started as an actress/poet/teaching artist, dancing about city theaters and exercising the skills earned from a BA in Theatre at Temple University. Anjoli recently returned to her roots of poetry and explored open mics throughout the city. She has since become a 2x StorySlam Champion with First Person Arts and is the Director of Education and Public Programs at Philadelphia Theatre Company.

About the Artists

Philadelphia native Tiffany Janell is a versatile artist, singer, actress, and creative. Her joy in collaborating with Theater Horizon and Power Street Theater for the Siluetas concert reading in November 2023 reflects her commitment to impactful storytelling. Beyond her artistry, Tiffany is a passionate advocate for arts education, dedicating her free time to giving voice and salsa lessons to our youth, believing the arts are essential for youth development.

L1 Da Philosopher

Friday, April 5th @ 7:30 PM - Opening Night

Join us in the lobby before the show for complimentary cocktails from our friends at Five Saints Distilling. Enjoy the performance, then meet us back in the lobby for free cake from our friends at Corropolese Italian Bakery & Deli.

Tuesday, April 9th @ 10:30 AM - Student Matinee

Nothing is more important to Theatre Horizon than the next generation of artists and audiences. To that end, we are thrilled to offer student matinees for the young and young at heart alike. And make sure to stick around afterward for a talkback with the professionals who worked on the show!

Friday, April 12th @ 7:30 PM - Live Spanish Translation

In order to make sure our show is accessible, Theatre Horizon will be providing a free, live translation of the show to Spanish at this performance. Simply request a headset at the box office, put in the earphones, and enjoy as the show is live-translated before your very ears.

Para garantizar que nuestro espectáculo sea accesible, Theatre Horizon proporcionará una traducción en vivo gratuita del espectáculo al español durante esta presentación. Simplemente solicite unos auriculares en la taquilla, colóquelos y disfrute mientras el programa se traduce en vivo ante sus propios oídos.

Saturday, April 13th @ 3:00 PM - Autism Drama Pre-Show Workshop

Are you or your child interested in working professionally in the theatre, but are unsure where to even begin? Open to families from Theatre Horizon’s Autism Drama and NSTEP Programs, this Business of Theatre Workshop will be taught by Broadway’s own Robi Hager, co-director and star of Theatre Horizon’s production of tick, tick…BOOM!, a musical about the pressures of being an artist and the joys of creative fulfillment.

Tuition covers the attendance of one student and an accompanying caregiver, and those who register will be sent a Buy One Get One Free code to see the 3:00PM matinee production of tick, tick…BOOM! after class. We can’t wait to see you there!

Saturday, April 13th @ 3:00 PM - Talkback Following Performance

Just because they took a bow doesn’t mean it’s over! Join us after the lights come back up to hear from some of the talented artists about their life in the theatre, what it was like to work on this production, and why they always love working at Theatre Horizon

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*Appearing through an Agreement between Theatre Horizon and Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.

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tick, tick…BOOM! is supported by PNC Arts Alive.