Music and Lyrics by Joe Iconis
Book by Joe Tracz
Based on the novel by Ned Vizzini
May 30-June 22, 2019

BE MORE CHILL

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"Now I'm just
Michael in the bathroom,
Michael in the bathroom at a party;
Forget how long it's been.
I'm just
Michael in the bathroom.
Michael in the bathroom at a party;
No you can't come in,
I'm waiting it out till it's time to leave;
And picking at grout as I softly grieve.
I'm just Michael who you don't know,
Michael flying solo,
Michael in the bathroom by himself,
All by himself."

It’s a pill with a tiny supercomputer inside. Just take one, with some Mountain Dew, and a personalized voice inside your head will tell you how to be cool. Would you take it?


The Breakfast Club meets Little Shop of Horrors, as New Line closes its season in June with the new sci-fi rock musical BE MORE CHILL, with music and lyrics by Joe Iconis and book by Joe Tracz, based on the bestselling novel by Ned Vizzini. It’s an honest, fearless, funny look at life in the digital age, exploring teen depression, bullying, and other current issues through the comic lens of sci-fi films of the 50s, horror flicks of the 80s, and teen movies of the 90s. The show has been selling out everywhere it runs.

Jeremy is just an average, nothing-special teenage nerd -- until he finds out about the Squip ("Super Quantum Unit Intel Processor"), a tiny Japanese supercomputer in a convenient pill, which promises to "upgrade" him and bring him everything he desires most: a date with Christine, an invite to the coolest party of the year, and a chance to survive life in his suburban New Jersey high school.

Be More Chill made its world premiere at the Two River Theater in Red Bank, New Jersey in 2015, it's now being produced across the country, and it opens on Broadway this summer. BroadwayWorld called the show "a vibrant, inventive musical that makes the most of every moment." The New Jersey Star-Ledger called it "a high-energy, imaginative, well-crafted world premiere musical." The Tri-City News called it "sharp and smart, the musical perfectly balances the tragedy and hilarity of high school."

New Line's cast includes Jayde Mitchell (Jeremy), Dominic Dowdy-Windsor (Squip), Kevin Corpuz (Rich), Melissa Felps (Brooke), Isabel Cecilia Garcia (Jenna), Nicholas Kelly (Jeremy’s Dad), Grace Langford (Christine), Ian McCreary (Jake), Will Pendergast ( Michael), and Laura Renfro (Chloe). The show will be directed by Mike Dowdy-Windsor and Scott Miller, with music direction by Tali Allen, choreography by Michelle Sauer and Sara Rae Womack, lighting and scenic design by Rob Lippert, costume design by Sarah Porter, and sound design by Ryan Day.

Want to explore more?
We recommend:

The novel Be More Chill by Ned Vizzini

The Be More Chill vocal selections

The Be More Chill cast recording

Ned Vizzini's Author Page and his other books on Amazon

TICKET INFO

BE MORE CHILL runs May 30-June 22, 2019, Thursday through Saturday evenings, all performances at 8:00 p.m., at the Marcelle Theater, 3310 Samuel Shepard Drive, three blocks east of Grand, in the Grand Center Arts District. May 30 is a preview. Click here for directions.

Single tickets will go on sale in August through MetroTix outlets, including the Fox Theatre box office. Tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for students/seniors on Thursdays; and $25 for adults and $20 for students/seniors on Fridays and Saturdays. To charge tickets by phone, call MetroTix at 314-534-1111 or visit the Fox Theatre box office or the Metrotix website.

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HIGH SCHOOL DISCOUNT: Any high school student with a valid school ID can get a $10 ticket for any performance all season long, with the code word for each show, which will posted only on New Line's Facebook page. This offer is available only at the door.

EDUCATORS DISCOUNT: New Line offers all currently employed educators half price tickets on any Thursday night, with work ID or other proof of employment. Not valid in connection with other discounts or offers, available only at the door, and subject to availability.

MILITARY DISCOUNT: New Line offers all active duty military personnel half price tickets on any Thursday night, with ID or other proof of active duty status. Not valid in connection with other discounts or offers, available only at the door, and subject to availability.

All programs subject to change. New Line Theatre receives funding from the Regional Arts Commission and the Missouri Arts Council. Be More Chill is presented by arrangement with Rodgers & Hammerstein Theatricals, New York.

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