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. Containing fourteen songs, ten characters, three actors 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.

Where: Outdoor stage next to                 UACT and UVA
When: August 14-23                                 performing on Fridays,               Saturdays, and Sundays

Time: 7 PM

Who: Recommended for                         audiences 13 and older


With social distancing mandates still in place, we have come up with a unique way for you and your party to enjoy live theatre, safely. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets and join us for a much needed break to recharge our minds with music and culture through this live theatre performance. Even though we are in an outdoor setting, masks are still encouraged.

Your “seats” will be sectioned off with markings in the lawn in the form of 6 x 6 and 4 x 4 squares. A 6 x 6 square can hold up to parties of four and and 4 x 4 square can hold parties of two.


Ticket Prices-$10
For tickets, please call UACT at 541-673-2125 or purchase them at the gate.