July 26th - Sept 23rd
The Irene Diamond Stage
at The Pershing Square Signature Center
480 West 42nd Street
Gerard Canonico, Katlyn Carlson, Stephanie Hsu, Lauren Marcus, Will Roland, George Salazar, Jason SweetTooth Williams
It’s called a Squip. A tiny supercomputer inside a pill. Swallow one and a personalized voice will tell you how to dress, how to speak, how to… become cool.
Jeremy Heere is your average, nothing-special teenager at Middleborough High in nothing-special New Jersey... until the day he finds out about “The Squip." Thus begins a journey that pits Jeremy's desire to be popular against his struggle to remain true to his authentic self. Be More Chill is an honest, edgy, super-hilarious look at coming of age in the digital age, set to some of the most exciting songs in contemporary musical theater. This original musical comedy looks at modern issues like depression, bullying, and anxiety through the lens of sci-fi films of the 50s, horror flicks of the 80s, and teen movies of the 90s. Little Shop of Horrors meets The Breakfast Club in this celebration of outcasts, teenaged or otherwise. Based on the cult sensation novel by Ned Vizzini, Be More Chill is already beloved by millions of theater fans because of its best-selling Billboard Top 10 cast recording. Come see what all the fuss is about this summer on 42nd Street. It’s what your Squip would tell you to do.