November 7-22, 2014
tick, tick...BOOM!
Book, Lyrics and Music by Jonathan Larson
Script Consultant David Auburn
Vocal Arrangements and Orchestrations by Stephen Oremus
Directed by Jeff Orton
Music Direction by Benjamin Bentler

Jonathan Larson’s semi-autobiographical tale about a composer living the bohemian lifestyle and taking a hard look at his life on the eve of his 30th birthday. His girlfriend's desire to marry and leave New York City for the suburbs, possible career changes and all sorts of other pressures cause him to question his ultimate dream -- writing the great American musical. Containing the kind of powerhouse musical numbers that helped make Rent a smash hit, tick, tick... BOOM! is an endearing, engaging look at persevering to make your dreams a reality.

Thursday, November 6, 2014 8pm - PWYC Preview
Friday, November 7, 2014 8pm - Opening Night
Saturday, November 8, 2014 8pm
Thursday, November 13, 2014 8pm
Friday, November 14, 2014 8pm
Saturday, November 15, 2014 8pm
Thursday, November 20, 2014 8pm
Friday, November 21, 2014 8pm
Saturday, November 22, 2014 8pm


Adam Minton (Jon) Adam is thrilled to be getting back into the theater scene and to be joining SecondStory Rep for this amazing show.  After growing up in New Jersey, Adam majored in Theatre For Youth at Shenandoah Conservatory, and has numerous credits in acting, directing, and design.  Favorite on-stage roles include: Pippin (Pippin), Charlie Brown (You're A Good Man...), Applegate (Damn Yankees), Tobias (Sweeney Todd), and most recently, The Baker in Into The Woods this past summer in Shoreline.  He would like to thank his loving husband, his Mother and Father for encouraging his theater passion all his life, SecondStory for this phenomenal opportunity, and this rockin' cast and production team!

Faith Howes (Susan) is delighted to be making her debut with SecondStory Rep. Recent credits include: Commedia Cinderella (Columbia) at Sea Side Rep,The Tortoise and the Hare (Buddy/ Osgood) with Missoula Children’s Theatre, Spring Awakening (Adult Woman,) and Robin Hood (Allen A’dale) at Emerson College. Faith also is a proud member of The Dicken's Carolers and a current Teaching Artist Apprentice with Seattle Children's Theatre. She holds a B.A. in Theater Education and Performance from Emerson College. Thank you to Kate and Amy for all your support! More at 

Ryan Lile (Michael) is extremely excited to be performing in his first full length show since his sequin-clad days performing on cruise ships in 2008. These days he spends most of his time recording audiobooks and teaching yoga around the Capitol Hill neighborhood in Seattle. Thanks so much to SSR for the opportunity to perform in a show he's been geeking out over since he was 17.


Benjamin Bentler (Music Director) joins SecondStory Rep for the first time with tick, tick…BOOM!  He previously music directed, conducted, or provided additional orchestrations for 5th Avenue, Marriott Theatre, Spokane Civic, and various theaters throughout the midwest.  Favorite projects include Wonderful Town, A Year with Frog and Toad, The Drowsy Chaperone, In the Heights, Tarzan, and Mary Poppins. His work has been heard in Chicago at the Marriott Theatre and Porchlight Music Theatre and in Seattle at the 5th Avenue and Village Theatre KIDSTAGE.  Other professional work includes Resident Music Director at Spokane Civic Theatre, Director/Music Director at ICCT, and has been a private vocal teacher with hundreds of students across the country.  Mr. Bentler is a graduate of University of Iowa and is a member of NATS.  Thanks to my fiancé Tyler for creating art together in Seattle and my loving parents for helping me reach for my dreams.

Aaron Alonso (Stage Manager) is thrilled to work with SecondStory Repertory! Recent stage management credits include Little Shop of Horrors at Mount Baker Theatre, Shrek: The Musical at Village Theatre KIDSTAGE Everett, and Equus and RENT at Western Washington University. Upon graduating from Western Washington University, Aaron also had a brief stint this summer at the renowned Eugene O’Neill Theater Center in Connecticut. He thanks his friends and family for all of their support in his crazy theatrical endeavors!

Carmen Olmedo (Costume Designer) is thrilled to be costuming for SecondStory Rep once more. She'd like to thank her cast, fellow production team, friends, family, and absolutely stupendous boyfriend for all their support throughout this process. Previous credits include Alice's Anthem, 14/48: The World's Quickest Theater Festival, Fiddler on the Roof, Kiss of the Spider Woman, and Jerry Springer the Opera.


SecondStory Repertory’s mission is to entertain, educate, and enlighten the diverse communities of artists and audiences on Seattle’s Eastside.


7325 166th AVE NE Suite F250, Redmond, WA 98052

Box Office Hours: Tues-Sat 2pm-6pm
(and two hours prior to every performance)