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20th Dec '13 3:46:44 PM BlueGuy
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->''Fear or love, baby, don't say the answer\\
Actions speak louder than words''
-->-- "Louder Than Words"

''tick, tick... BOOM!'' is a [[TheMusical musical]] with music and lyrics by [[{{RENT}} Jonathan Larson]]. The work was partly autobiographical, although it was not produced until after Larson's death in 1996. The show is also partily a tribute to Larson's idol, StephenSondheim, with its plot driven similarly to ''Company''. One song, "Sunday", is an update of a song of the same name from ''Theatre/SundayInTheParkWithGeorge''.

The show's main character is Jon, a struggling composer about to celebrate his 30th birthday. His [[BlackBestFriend best friend]] Michael, a successful businessman, encourages Jon to pursue a more stable, better-paying career. Jon's girlfriend Susan, a dancer working as a ballet instructor, is ready to settle down and start a family. In the middle of trying to get his own musical produced, Jon has to decide what he really wants to do with his life.
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!!''tick, tick... BOOM!'' provides examples of:

* BathOfPoverty The song "No More" has Jon and Michael listing things Michael doesn't have to put up with now that he's no longer poor and has moved into a nicer apartment:
--> ''No more taking a shower in the kitchen''
--> ''While your roommate's eating breakfast''
--> ''And you're getting water on his cornflakes!''
* CutSong: "Boho Days"
* {{Homage}}: The show is a giant one to Stephen Sondheim, mostly obviously in "Sunday".
* IAmSong / IWantSong: "Why", which comes very late in the story.
* IWantSong: "Johnny Can't Decide"
* MostWritersAreWriters: Jonathan Larson wrote a musical about a composer named Jon who's writing a musical.
* ReclusiveArtist: Jon
* ShoutOut: to ''Theatre/WestSideStory'' and ''Film/MaryPoppins'' in "Why"
** To ''Literature/PeterPan'' and ''TheWizardOfOz'' in "30/90".
** The song "Sunday" is a clear parody of the song of the same title from ''Theatre/SundayInTheParkWithGeorge''- they actually [[SuspiciouslySimilarSong share the same melody]], but Larson turned Sondheim's song upside down.
* ShowWithinAShow: Jon's musical, ''SUPERBIA''.
* WhamLine: [[spoiler: "I know I'm sick, Jon, and I'm not going to get any better."]]
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->''Fear or love, baby, don't say the answer\\
Actions speak louder than words''
-->-- "Louder Than Words"

''tick, tick... BOOM!'' is a [[TheMusical musical]] with music and lyrics by [[{{RENT}} Jonathan Larson]]. The work was partly autobiographical, although it was not produced until after Larson's death in 1996. The show is also partily a tribute to Larson's idol, StephenSondheim, with its plot driven similarly to ''Company''. One song, "Sunday", is an update of a song of the same name from ''Theatre/SundayInTheParkWithGeorge''.

The show's main character is Jon, a struggling composer about to celebrate his 30th birthday. His [[BlackBestFriend best friend]] Michael, a successful businessman, encourages Jon to pursue a more stable, better-paying career. Jon's girlfriend Susan, a dancer working as a ballet instructor, is ready to settle down and start a family. In the middle of trying to get his own musical produced, Jon has to decide what he really wants to do with his life.
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!!''tick, tick... BOOM!'' provides examples of:

* BathOfPoverty The song "No More" has Jon and Michael listing things Michael doesn't have to put up with now that he's no longer poor and has moved into a nicer apartment:
--> ''No more taking a shower in the kitchen''
--> ''While your roommate's eating breakfast''
--> ''And you're getting water on his cornflakes!''
* CutSong: "Boho Days"
* {{Homage}}: The show is a giant one to Stephen Sondheim, mostly obviously in "Sunday".
* IAmSong / IWantSong: "Why", which comes very late in the story.
* IWantSong: "Johnny Can't Decide"
* MostWritersAreWriters: Jonathan Larson wrote a musical about a composer named Jon who's writing a musical.
* ReclusiveArtist: Jon
* ShoutOut: to ''Theatre/WestSideStory'' and ''Film/MaryPoppins'' in "Why"
** To ''Literature/PeterPan'' and ''TheWizardOfOz'' in "30/90".
** The song "Sunday" is a clear parody of the song of the same title from ''Theatre/SundayInTheParkWithGeorge''- they actually [[SuspiciouslySimilarSong share the same melody]], but Larson turned Sondheim's song upside down.
* ShowWithinAShow: Jon's musical, ''SUPERBIA''.
* WhamLine: [[spoiler: "I know I'm sick, Jon, and I'm not going to get any better."]]
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20th Dec '13 3:44:14 PM BlueGuy
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* BathOfPoverty The song "No More" from ''TickTickBoom'' has Jon and Michael listing things Michael doesn't have to put up with now that he's no longer poor and has moved into a nicer apartment:

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* BathOfPoverty The song "No More" from ''TickTickBoom'' has Jon and Michael listing things Michael doesn't have to put up with now that he's no longer poor and has moved into a nicer apartment:



* ShowWithinAShow: Jon's musical, ''SUPERBIA''
* TearJerker: "Why". If you aren't crying from the beginning, when [[spoiler: Jonathan finds out Michael has AIDS]], you'll be crying by the end of the song.
** Jonathan finally playing "Happy Birthday" at the end.

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* ShowWithinAShow: Jon's musical, ''SUPERBIA''
* TearJerker: "Why". If you aren't crying from the beginning, when [[spoiler: Jonathan finds out Michael has AIDS]], you'll be crying by the end of the song.
** Jonathan finally playing "Happy Birthday" at the end.
''SUPERBIA''.
18th Nov '13 3:58:21 AM zwolfp
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!!''tick, tick... BOOM!'' provides examples of:

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!!''tick, tick... BOOM!'' provides examples of:
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* BathOfPoverty The song "No More" from ''TickTickBoom'' has Jon and Michael listing things Michael doesn't have to put up with now that he's no longer poor and has moved into a nicer apartment:
--> ''No more taking a shower in the kitchen''
--> ''While your roommate's eating breakfast''
--> ''And you're getting water on his cornflakes!''
27th Oct '13 5:57:51 AM EmilyG
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* MostWritersAreWriters: Jonathan Larson wrote a musical about a composer named Jon who's writing a musical.
15th Oct '12 9:55:53 AM nombretomado
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* ShoutOut: to ''WestSideStory'' and ''Film/MaryPoppins'' in "Why"

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* ShoutOut: to ''WestSideStory'' ''Theatre/WestSideStory'' and ''Film/MaryPoppins'' in "Why"
27th Sep '12 3:00:07 PM Prfnoff
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''tick, tick... BOOM!'' is a [[TheMusical musical]] with music and lyrics by [[{{RENT}} Jonathan Larson]]. The work was partly autobiographical, although it was not produced until after Larson's death in 1996. The show is also partily a tribute to Larson's idol, StephenSondheim, with its plot driven similarly to ''Company''. One song, "Sunday", is an update of a song of the same name from ''SundayInTheParkWithGeorge''.

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''tick, tick... BOOM!'' is a [[TheMusical musical]] with music and lyrics by [[{{RENT}} Jonathan Larson]]. The work was partly autobiographical, although it was not produced until after Larson's death in 1996. The show is also partily a tribute to Larson's idol, StephenSondheim, with its plot driven similarly to ''Company''. One song, "Sunday", is an update of a song of the same name from ''SundayInTheParkWithGeorge''.
''Theatre/SundayInTheParkWithGeorge''.



** The song "Sunday" is a clear parody of the song of the same title from SundayInTheParkWithGeorge- they actually share the same melody, but Larson turned Sondheim's song upside down.

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** The song "Sunday" is a clear parody of the song of the same title from SundayInTheParkWithGeorge- ''Theatre/SundayInTheParkWithGeorge''- they actually [[SuspiciouslySimilarSong share the same melody, melody]], but Larson turned Sondheim's song upside down.
19th Sep '12 1:20:36 PM wrestlingdog
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* {{Homage}}: The show is a giant one to Stephen Sondheim.

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* {{Homage}}: The show is a giant one to Stephen Sondheim.Sondheim, mostly obviously in "Sunday".


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** The song "Sunday" is a clear parody of the song of the same title from SundayInTheParkWithGeorge- they actually share the same melody, but Larson turned Sondheim's song upside down.
5th Sep '12 12:38:52 PM MonaNaito
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** To ''Literature/PeterPan'' and ''TheWizardOfOz'' in ''30/90''.

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** To ''Literature/PeterPan'' and ''TheWizardOfOz'' in ''30/90''."30/90".
5th Sep '12 12:36:17 PM MonaNaito
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** To ''Literature/PeterPan'' and ''TheWizardOfOz'' in ''30/90''.


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* WhamLine: [[spoiler: "I know I'm sick, Jon, and I'm not going to get any better."]]
5th Sep '12 12:23:31 PM MonaNaito
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