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Tick, Tick…Boom!

KWP Productions is pleased to partner with local agencies to present tick, tick… BOOM! in part as an HIV/AIDS outreach and education project.

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. The musical, produced by KWP Productions, will run from November 4th through November 11th at the Bhetty Waldron Theater at Bob Carter’s Actor’s Workshop and Repertory Company in West Palm Beach.

KWP Productions’ Executive Producer Kimberly Rommel-Enright reached out to the Palm Beach County Health Department to and to FoundCare (formerly the Comprehensive AIDS Program) and Compass with the idea of raising public awareness about HIV/AIDS, and offering them the opportunity to provide information and materials regarding prevention and testing, as well as talk backs with the cast, outreach and testing workers and people living with the disease.  The following performances are in support of these agencies: The Florida Department of Health on Friday, November 4th at 8 pm; Compass ( on Wednesday, November 9th at 7 pm; and Foundcare ( on Friday, November 11th at 8 pm.*

“Through these collaborations and with the support of Janssen Pharmaceuticals and Walgreens we hope we can raise a little bit of money for the agencies that provide services to HIV and AIDS infected clients, honor those in our community who work in the field, those who have died from the disease, and those who continue to live and fight every day,” Enright explains.

Set in 1990, tick, tick… Boom! is the compelling story of personal discovery.  Jon’s girlfriend wants to get married and move out of the city, his best friend is making big bucks on Madison Avenue, and yet he is still waiting on tables and trying to write the great American musical. The three deal with balancing personal and professional relationships, economic issues, HIV awareness, and, of course, discovering personal identity.  tick, tick…BOOM! is packed full of rock and pop songs, homages to Steven Sondheim (a large influence on Larson), reflections of life in the beginnings of the New York HIV/AIDS crisis, and fun commentary on 90’s culture and Gen X.

The production will feature Boynton Beach resident Sean Gogan as Jon, West Palm Beach resident Melissa Gonzalez as Susan, and Boynton Beach resident Steve Youngstein as Michael.

Tick, Tick…Boom!  will run from November 4 – 11.  All performances will take place at the Bhetty Waldron Theater at Bob Carter’s Actor’s Workshop and Repertory Company, located at 1009 North Dixie Highway, West Palm Beach, Florida, 33401. Tickets are available for purchase on line at: or by calling 561-339-4687.