. . . Tick . . . Boom!
loves Rent, right? Everybody laments the fact that
it’s author, Jonathan Larson, died before he could enjoy
the show’s success—or write anything else. Take heart, then,
that you can see the musical Larson wrote before Rent
beginning tonight (Thursday), courtesy of the Adirondack
If Tick . . . Tick . . . Boom! seems slightly autobiographical,
then, well, it probably is: “It tells the story of Jonathan,
a promising young composer on the eve of his 30th birthday.”
Jonathan is still waiting tables, watching his friends find
success and dealing with a girlfriend who wants a ring on
her finger. Oh, and he’s trying to write the “great American
musical. . . . ”
Adirondack Theatre Festival’s production of Tick . .
. Tick . . . Boom! opens tonight (Thursday, July 19)
at 8 PM at the Charles R. Wood Theater (207 Glen St., Glens
Falls), and continues through July 28. Tickets are $28.
For reservations, show times and other info, call 798-7479.
Pillow always does a great job of keeping us abreast of
what’s going on on the international dance stage. They’re
continuing to do so this week with the presentation of Mimulus,
a Brazilian company that uses innovative costumes, set design,
and choreography to tell their stories through dance. They
will perform their show Do Lado Esquerdo de Quem Sobe
(translated: On the Left Side of Who Goes Up), which
“fuses tango, samba, ballroom, theater, and contemporary
dance . . . to produce an entertaining show of energetic
warmth and vitality.” Their Pillow performances mark Mimulus’
Mimulus will perform at the Ted Shawn Theatre at Jacob’s
Pillow (358 George Carter Road, Becket, Mass.) starting
on Wednesday (July 25) and continuing through Sunday (July
29). Performances will be held at 8 PM Wednesday through
Saturday, and 2 PM Saturday and Sunday. Tickets are $52;
$10 for youth matinee tickets on Saturday. For more information
or to order tickets, call the Pillow at (413) 243-9919,
or visit jacobspillow.org.
Comas, Great Northern
Comas seemed gripped by a nervous urgency,” a Chicago-based
critic on Chicagoist.com recently wrote, “as if they only
have a few precious seconds to get their message across.”
Texas-based quintet (pictured), fronted by Andy Herod and
Nicole Gehweiler, don’t bring their propulsive, time-shifting,
rock & roll energy east very often, so it might be worth
your while to check them out Saturday night at Valentine’s.
Great Northern also fronted by a male-female pairing, Solon
Bixler (you only wish your name were so cool) and Rachel
Stolte. The previously cited writer contrasted the two bands
thusly: “The Comas are more interested in driving their
point home, while Great Northern seems content to let their
message wash over the listener.”
Also on the bill: the Telemarketers and Code Blue.
The Comas, Great Northern, the Telemarketers and Code Blue
will perform Saturday (July 21) at Valentine’s (17 New Scotland
Ave., Albany) at 8 PM. Call the club at 432-6572 for prices