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The hit Broadway musical Be More Chill is coming to West Potomac High School this April.

 

The Show, inspired by the groundbreaking novel by Ned Vizzini, features a Tony-nominated score with original music and lyrics by Joe Iconis and book by Joe Tracz, and features Phillip Jarzen (Jeremy), Brooke Apitz (Christine), Charlotte Teeples (Michael) and Charlotte Jurta (The Squip).

 

The musical features scenic design by Emmie Pereria, costume design by Kati Manning, makeup design by Kaela Smith, lighting design by Jeremy Worth, sound design by Sam Sabo, props design by Eli Kopp and projection design by Gavin Carpenter.

 

Beyond the Page Theatre presents this high-energy musical which poses the question: What if popularity came in a pill? Would you take it with no questions asked? In Be More Chill, achieving that elusive “perfect life” is now possible thanks to some mysterious new technology — but it comes at a cost that’s not as easy to swallow. Blending the contemporary with retro sci-fi, this exciting, comically subversive and deeply felt new musical takes on the competing voices in our heads. And it ultimately proves that there’s never been a better time in history.

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Be More Chill opened regionally in 2015 and shot to internet stardom. After selling out the off-Broadway production in 2018, it transferred to Broadway in 2019 to widespread commercial success. “Be More Chill is one of the strongest new musicals of the past decade, a charming, astutely crafted tale of neurotic post-millennial geeks in love whose appeal is in no way limited to those whom it portrays,” The Wall Street Journal said. Variety called it “a memorable thrill ride, a zealously caffeinated high school musical.” Be More Chill is the wiliest and socially savviest night out for contemporary theater audiences. The Guardian raved, “To watch Be More Chill is to glimpse an authentic portrait of the soaring joys and plunging agonies of adolescence.” This is “a show that surprises and delights, packed with wit and wisdom,” BroadwayWorld.com said.