There's something unmatched to seeing an artistic expression in the intimate setting of a small theater with a talented cast. Experimental by nature, "tick, tick...BOOM!" is best known as Jonathan Larson's musical expression of the frustration and malaise of a stalled artistic career, long before his later success with "Rent."
Set in 1990, turning 30 years old, the show describes the stagnation not only of a singular artist, but also of the larger American culture, as well as the difficulty breaking into the Broadway scene. Larson performed the earliest version of "tick, tick...BOOM!" as a monologue piece although the largely autobiographical script was written posthumously, based off Larson's monologue's text & musical notes. Savvy listeners will hear Larson's touches, and recognize them as the musical doodles he "sketched" while working towards something even greater.
Running until March 3rd, there's still plenty of time to catch this one, showtimes are Fridays & Saturdays, 8 pm and Sunday 2 pm matinees, call for tickets at 505-254-7716 or visit their site online at www.auxdog.com.