We’ve all behaved questionably as teenagers succumbing to peer pressure. It's easy to make irrational decisions when being cool is the only thing that seems to matter. But could a super computer change lives? One nerdy high schooler, Jeremy Heere, attempts to change his life in Be More Chill, an eccentric blast of teenage delirium that isn’t actually that chill. Read more
If you’re a science-fiction fan, or enjoy musicals like Heathers, The Rocky Horror Picture Show and Dear Evan Hansen, you’ll enjoy Be More Chill. It follows high-schooler Jeremy Heere, deciding to step into the spotlight after a lifetime of being outcasted. You can’t control other high schoolers, but you can control yourself. Or so it seems at first.
Taking matters into his own hands, Jeremy decides to swallow a Super Quantum Unit Intel Processor, or SQUIP for short. This SQUIP will radically change Jeremy’s personality, sending his popularity levels skyrocketing. But, when the SQUIP gains its own power, Jeremy and his peers realise it’s better to just be yourself.
Be More Chill is based on Ned Vizzini’s 2004 novel of the same name. The Be More Chill musical was first seen in 2015 at the Two River Theater in New Jersey. But it was thanks to music streamers that Be More Chill gained popularity, with hits like “Michael in the Bathroom” taking over the social media platform, Tumblr.
Be More Chill on Broadway played 30 previews and 177 performances at the Lyceum Theatre. The musical was nominated for one Tony; best original score for Joe Iconis. Now is your chance to see the mind-bendingly, delightfully fun, hit musical in London. In a review of the London production, "With its futuristic plot, which involves teenagers swallowing a mind-altering drug that brings them a more confident alter-ego that only they can see who issues them instructions on how to challenge and channel their insecurities, it's like a hallucinogenic nightmare."
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Our Review of Be More Chill
After the homegrown Everybody's Talking About Jamie and Broadway import Dear Evan Hansen, Be More Chill is another new musical about the growing pains and everyday terrors of high school students who are misfits and trying to either blend in or stand out from the crowd. (Broadway has also offered Mean Girls and The Prom, also set in high schools, the first of which has become an enduring hit but the second closed last summer). Read more