Carmel Community Players announces open auditions for TICK, TICK… BOOM!, which will run for two weekends in October 2022. The production will be directed by Kathleen Clarke Horrigan and Vocal Directed by John Phillips.

The staff is seeking a diverse cast consisting of three main characters (two men, one woman) and four supporting characters (two men, two women). The main characters should have a stage age of around 30 years old; supporting characters will play multiple stage ages. The actor portraying the role of Jon must play the piano.

Auditions for this production are Saturday, August 13th from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and Sunday, August 14th from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Auditions will take place at the Switch Theatre at 10029 East 126th Street in Fishers, Indiana. You need only to attend one of these audition sessions. Please bring a list of your conflicts to the audition.

Please prepare a verse and a chorus from a Broadway musical other than TICK, TICK… BOOM! An accompanist will be provided; please bring sheet music in the correct key. Be prepared to read from the script.

Rehearsals will begin in mid-August and will be in the evening during the week, with some rehearsals on Friday, Saturdays and Sundays. Production dates are October 14, 15, 16, 20, 21, 22, and 23 of 2022. There is no participation fee to be involved.

Questions? Contact Kathleen Clarke Horrigan at kathleenhorrigan@aol.com. Additionally, if you have a conflict with the audition dates and/or times, please contact the director to make alternative arrangements.


Before RENT, there was TICK, TICK… BOOM! This autobiographical musical by Jonathan Larson, the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning composer of RENT, is the story of a composer and the sacrifices that he made to achieve his big break in theatre. Having fourteen songs, ten characters and a band, TICK, TICK... BOOM! takes you on the playwright/composer's journey that led to a Broadway blockbuster.

His girlfriend wants to get married and move out of the city, his best friend is making big bucks on Madison Avenue and yet, Jon is still waiting on tables and trying to write the great American musical. Set in 1990, this compelling story of personal discovery is presented as a rock musical filled with instantly appealing melodies and a unique blend of musical theatre styles.

Character Breakdown

Jon: A struggling composer on the brink of his 30th birthday. Michael's roommate and Susan's boyfriend.

Gender: Male

Age: 25 to 30

Vocal range top: A4

Vocal range bottom: A2

Michael:  A former actor-turned-market research executive. He is Jon's roommate and best friend.

Gender: Male

Age: 25 to 35

Vocal range top: Gb4

Vocal range bottom: Bb2

Susan: A dancer and Jon's girlfriend. Sexy, kind, independent.

Gender: Female

Age: 20 to 30

Vocal range top: D5

Vocal range bottom: A3

Additional characters will include Counter Guy, Dad, Market Research Guy, Karessa, Rosa, Judy and Mom.