Theatre: tick, tick... BOOM!
Fear or love, baby, don't say the answer tick, tick... BOOM!
Actions speak louder than words
— "Louder Than Words"
is a musical
with music and lyrics by 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, Stephen Sondheim
, with its plot driven similarly to Company
. One song, "Sunday", is an update of a song of the same name from Sunday In The Park With George
The show's main character is Jon, a struggling composer about to celebrate his 30th birthday. His 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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